Democracy “Snuffed Out”

We’re going to pull one moment out of recent American history, one erased, forgotten, “snuffed out” along with the hopes… More
Society USA in the World

How Feasible is Beijing’s Ambition to Create a Global Base Network?

After opening its first official fully fledged foreign base in Djibouti in July 2017, Beijing has continued developing it. According… More
Politics Eastern Asia - China

The Democratic Party’s Problem with Power

With the approval of a conservative, anti-feminist judge to the Supreme Court, the divide between Democrats and Republicans widened, as… More
Society USA in the World

Upcoming Thai Elections Next Battlefield in US-China Power Game

Elections are set to be held sometime in early 2019 for the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand. The nation has… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Thailand

The Latest Developments in Relations Between the USA and China

The change in the relationship between the two leading world powers (the USA and China) is a key factor in… More
Politics Eastern Asia - China


Is there Any Sort of Peaceful Future for Afghanistan?

AFPE4354622In early October, the world commemorated the 17th anniversary of American invasion of Afghanistan. As it’s been pointed out by the Hill,it’s been a tragic failure from the get-go, but for reasons few people understand. Those countries that sent their troops in the early 2000s to…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

Iran Is a Sovereign State and Not Part of The Us

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to reporters, categorically stated, that the US sanctions on Iran (imposed illegitimately, contrary to international law and accepted codes of practice) would “be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government…

Middle East - Iran

The Syrian War will Go Nuclear

Events that have transpired in and around Syria and the Middle East with the defeat of ISIS during the fall of 2018 clearly prove one thing. The US and Israel, and under Trump the two are inseparable, intend to push Russia and China to nuclear confrontation. The Pentagon is fully behind…

USA in the World

Saudi Arabia’s Great Tumbling Down - The Boy Who Wanted to be King is No More

SALPRI453453411Where has Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gone? Since mainstream media broke news of the disappearance and alleged death of Jamal Khashoggi, MBS has gotten a little camera shy … and somewhat politically withdrawn. Whatever did happen to our buoyant reformer, who…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Anniversary of Gaddafi’s Death and the Current Situation in Libya

QAME464564322The seventh anniversary of the killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 provides us with an opportunity to reassess those dramatic events which caused a major step backwards in the country’s development. With the fall of its leader, the country’s power…

Middle East - Libya

Rules Based International Order: the Rhetoric and the Reality

10411932146_8afbb6bc70_bOne of the most commonly used phrases by western politicians is theiprofessed beliein the “International rules based order.” It is meant to convey their respect for international law and is invariably used in the context of criticising their enemies du jour, currently China…

USA in the World

The Commonwealth Of Independent States: Countering Terrorism Together

IMG_0762 1The increasing global terrorist threat makes special services around the world always remain on guard and cooperate including participating in international organisations. The security agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member states tested…

Central Asia


Washington's Protectionism is only Leading to the US Dollar Demise

DNGB6452311As it’s been pointed out by a multitude of experts from both the US and other regions of the world, a barrage of attacks with the goal of eroding Washington’s hegemony at the energy trading market will be one of the main battlefields where the future of America’s…

USA in the World

China Aims to Convert Syria into a Strategic Territory

DTFThe potential end of the war in Syria has already started to attract investors for the country’s reconstruction and its millions of peoples’ rehabilitation and employment. While no one country can single-handedly put Syria back on track, not every country’s economic investment in Syria…

Middle East - Syria

EU Punches the US in the Face Over Trade with Iran

NEO JOURNAL COLLAGEAs we analyzed previously for NEO in this piece, the US policy of sanctions vis-à-vis Iran has put it in diplomatic isolation, forcing its most trusted ally since the Second World War, Europe, in an antagonistic position. While the reason for this geo-political distance lies in…


Qatar: a Wise Man Can Grow a Palm Tree Amidst the Desert (proverb)

QTPE89963453In the midst of unjust and severe sanctions from a number of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia, the small Emirate of Qatar under the wise rule of its Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani manages to not only successfully overcome all difficulties, but also even achieve new…

Middle East - Qatar

Will Fed Engineer Next Crash to Topple Trump?

USFC79856734For those who follow major financial markets closely, the warning signs of the next major US financial market Tsunami are gaining more frequency daily. Some weeks ago attention was on so-called Emerging Markets, especially Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia, India or Mexico. What is rarely mentioned in the mainstream media is the relation of…

USA in the World

Offshore Energy Richness and America’s Mauritania Frenemy

USAF3747242342News that a prominent anti-slavery activist named Biram Dah Abeid was arrested in Mauritania coincides with the revelation oil giant Shell is to begin exploring oil and gas offshore the West African country. The country with one of the worst human rights records is also a poker chip…


Strengthening the Partnership between Mongolia, Russia and China

ef4tAs readers will remember, in their third meeting, which took place during the 16th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2016, the presidents of Russia, China and Mongolia signed an official inter-governmental agreement on the creation of the China-Mongolia-Russia…

Central Asia - Mongolia


Kashoggi’s Message in a Bottle, Will We Get It?

KASH632211We may never know if Mr. Kashoggi had a premonition about his visit to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. He walked in to complete some routine paperwork to marry the anxious lady waiting outside for him, and has now become part of journalism history. But for his incredible foresight to wear…

Middle East

The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing

33545A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning came just before his death in March of this year. The Washington Post in its…

USA in the World

West is Losing and so It's Bashing China and Russia ‘Left and Right’ Literally

CHIEC774342The insanity and vileness of Western anti-Chinese propaganda used to make some of my Chinese friends cry late at night. But things are changing. The lunacy of what is said and written about China (and Russia, of course), in the US and Europe, is now clearly reflecting frustration…

Eastern Asia - China

Women Will be at the Head of the Second American Revolution

USWOM734532It’s long overdue, partly because for decades, women’s liberation was infantilizing American men. If it finally happens, the revolution will be driven by women, Blacks and Latinos, but men will have to join in. For decades after…

USA in the World

On Disbanding the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation or How the Wianbu Issue Developed in 2018

5433On September 25, the South Korean President Moon Jae-in who arrived in New York in order to partake in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly held a meeting…

Eastern Asia

Is It Time to Move the World Economic Forum to Some Far Away Place?

4575223It’s official. Nobody on Earth knows what to believe anymore. At the United Nations (UN) experts say we’re on a collision course with climate disaster. In Washington D.C. the news is just Looney Tunes. In Britain, experts ramp up their claims Vladimir Putin’s popularity…


US-funded “Disinformation Oversight” of Bio Weapons Prevention Programmes in Georgia

1068073306The Richard Lugar Lab is fast becoming a topic of household conversation in both Georgia and the Russian Federation, because increasing numbers of people care that it is not a public health facility…

Caucasus - Georgia

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