The Saudi Inquisition - Authorities Move to Outlaw Shia Islam

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Back in 2017 a report by Human Rights Watch warned against Saudi Arabia’s propensity to play up sectarianism as a… More
Society Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Offshore Energy Richness and America’s Mauritania Frenemy

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News that a prominent anti-slavery activist named Biram Dah Abeid was arrested in Mauritania coincides with the revelation oil giant… More
Economics Africa

Strengthening the Partnership between Mongolia, Russia and China

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Three-party cooperation in action As readers will remember, in their third meeting, which took place during the 16th summit of… More
Economics Central Asia - Mongolia

What the Idlib Deal Means for the Syrian War

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While a crisis has been prevented in Idlib through a deal between Russia and Turkey, the deal in itself also… More
Politics Middle East - Syria

Singapore is Frightened, but it Defends its Own ‘Crypto-Communist’ Path

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Imagine a country with 5.6 million inhabitants (of which around 4 million are citizens), surrounded by a collapsing giant -… More
Society Southeast Asia

Politics

Middle Eastern Take on the Turkish-American Face Off

ERAN67567342“Is the Fall of the Turkish-American Pact just a matter of Time?”, “America’s Relations with Turkey: the Worst is Yet to Come,” “Why Would Trump Fight Against his Allies?” These are the headlines in the Middle Eastern media one can come across while studying the recent tensions…

Middle East - Turkey

Syrian-Russian Victory Only Way to Avenge Israeli-French Strikes

SYRIL25234324Western and Russian media sources have reported an alleged joint Israeli-French strike on Syria on September 17. The attack included Israeli warplanes and French missile frigates operating in the Mediterranean off Syria’s coast. Amid the attack, a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance…

Middle East - Syria

Pope Francis & Beijing: The Geopolitics of the Vatican

8669The Roman Catholic Church and the Peoples Republic of China are set to sign an agreement, which would formally end the hostilities between these two entities. The Chinese government will formally acknowledge the Pope as the leader of the Catholic Church in China. In exchange, the Pope…

Eastern Asia - China

Pakistan and Iran are Strengthening the Centre-oriented Trends in the Region

PKCH345762334232The Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the Prime Minister Imran Khan…

Southern Asia - Pakistan

If Only Trump Could Find a Repeat Election Meddling Offender to Punish

DTLE5756634As the tide of anti-Russian hysteria in the West that is threatening to submerge the general public in utter insanity. Acting with impunity as some form of royalty, Donald Trump has recently signed an order enabling the US to introduce sanctions against all “foreign forces” who are…

USA in the World

Lost in Lies, America’s Policy Prison

67456333A strange and inexplicable onetime Washington figure has reemerged as architect of Trump’s war on Syria, former Obama appointee, former US Senator, former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Hagel brings with him the worst of Obama’s time in office. You see, Obama failed to clean out…

USA in the World

India and the US and their First 2+2 Dialogue Summit

INUS6623423The talks between American and Indian foreign and defense ministers, loosely described as the 2+2 dialogue were held on September 6 in New Delhi. These talks constitute yet another major step in the regional game driven by its two major players. It is only logical to assume that…

Southern Asia - India

Economics

Africa 2018: Worth Far More Than Blood Diamonds to the Colonials

The world needs to be prepared for raging imperialism to resurface in Africa. The new form of colonialism will take a friendlier appearance, but the legacy of Africans will be nonetheless devastated. Here’s a straight razor look at the struggle four the world’s last resources…

Africa

China's Primacy in Africa: How Does this Even Work?

AFCH3523421At the very beginning of September, a grand Chinese-African forum was held in Beijing, bringing the heads of 54 African states and 27 regional organizations to the table. The unprecedented scale of the event is reflected in the number of political and economic breakthroughs that…

Africa

Ethiopia – A Case Study in Take-Over by Western Interests

EURA45674232Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between the two countries has become porous and…

Africa

Playing ‘Sanction-ism’ Pushes the US into Isolation

1031717552With Iran receiving both diplomatic and financial support from the EU and with Russia and China standing behind Iran, the US exit from the Iran nuke-deal and re-imposition of ‘toughest sanctions’ have backfired in a way that the US leadership don’t seem to have anticipated. While…

Europe

Quick America - Take Over Africa Before China Does!

87574534234The Donald Trump administration has finally appointed a State Department undersecretary to head up Africa policy. Tibor Nagy, the new assistant secretary of state, inherits an American imperialist attitude and big business dominated mess that can only get worse for Africans…

Africa

Washington’s Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet Wars

USWEPPAN453656322Today by far the deadliest weapon of mass destruction in Washington’s arsenal lies not with the Pentagon or its traditional killing machines. It’s de facto a silent weapon: the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination…

USA in the World

The Middle East: Russian Grain Exports are on the Rise

1495149039The hype surrounding the unprecedented sanctions levelled against Moscow for its alleged involvement in the chemical weapons attack in Salisbury has once again highlighted the importance of diversifying Russia’s external economic and commercial ties. The Russian Federation’s…

Russia in the World

Society

The Failure of Liberalism

8076538599The growing interest in and acceptance of socialist ideas in the United States with a hundred year time lag has engendered a desperate attempt to fit the political center into the new equation in a way that preserves its self-declared superiority. The latest contribution to this effort is…

USA in the World

GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing

205253d269106117b4bfd43a5da101e8The GMO lobby, led by Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta and others have begun to develop a counter-attack to try to neutralize the unexpected and, for them, devastating EU European Court of Justice ruling in July requiring that plants modified through so-called gene-editing DNA techniques…

Europe

The Skripals: Victims or Pawns in a Wider Geopolitical Game

UKMP967532On 3 March 2018 a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury England, obviously suffering from the ill effects of an undetermined substance. They were transported to hospital and placed in intensive care…

Europe

A View of the Deadly World Order

33dhThe outlook for humanity is not good. Crises that should by now, not even exist in the 21st Century, they now affect every man, woman, and child on the planet. Still, reality never really sinks in for the people of the world. Hollywood and the PR gamers obscure the same evils humankind…

USA in the World

The US is Already an Authoritarian Regime

DNUS9334211Or at the very least, an incipient monarchy: the only problem is that the monarch — while having plenty of clothes — has no head. The most famous twentieth century American journalist, Bob Woodward, who together with his buddy…

USA in the World

Is there a Real Way for English to Retain its Primacy across the EU

BBEL67455342If one is to take a look at EU’s language policies, we note numerous attempts to reduce the acute challenges faced by this multinational and multilingual community to the primacy of English does not make the present layout any more democratic, since this primacy grants a number…

Europe

A Janus Moment in America

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Janus was the Roman God of beginnings and endings, and hence over war and peace. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. This may be why, in modern times he has often been associated with conflicting faces of the same entity. The last week of August…

USA in the World

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