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Trump Re-Sets the Sail for U.S. Nuclear Supremacy

6911While for many the scrapping of INF at the hands of Donald Trump is a symbolic revival of cold war geo-politics, there are many important differences, which strongly indicate there is much more to it than meets the eye. This isn’t just a second coming of cold war; rather at the heart…

Saudi Arabia and the US – a Partnership between the Hedgehog and the Snake

SAU563422Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this year is experiencing a number of fairly serious crises, above all in the political, economic and financial areas. There is the ongoing fallout from the scandalous, and still unresolved, murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

Has Trump Broken with Israel, the Senate Says “Yes”

3545234232President Donald Trump suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of the United States Senate when that organization passed a non-binding resolution demanding an end to his policy of disengagement in Syria and Afghanistan. It was Donald Trump that moved America’s embassy in Israel…

Results of the First Round of Talks Between the USA and the Taliban

24f72a69767d4c178aeba91e8512b64e_18January 2019 saw the conclusion of the first round of talks between the USA and the Taliban, which took place in Qatar. The Afghan Taliban and the official representatives of the USA reached preliminary agreement on three key issues: the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan…

China-Russia Rapprochement is Still Firing on all Cylinders

PXCR45435222It’s curious that references to a major Asian power can be found in Bible prophecies that foretell in Revelation 16:12 that “the kings of the east” must come. Basically, this means that China is going to play a major role in the end of time event that quite possibly will be…

A Simple Translation of Anglo-European Russophobia Over Africa

PPAF342342The Anglo-European monopolization of Africa as a cash cow may soon be at an end. Until then, however, Africans will have to stomach the never-ending distortions of truth, on top of watching their legacy evaporate like a mirage over the sands of the Sahara. I’ve covered the disinformation…

A United Europe?

YW4623411A Janus specter is haunting Europe: its two thousand year ‘civilization’, and the challenge of re-imagining it. The presence, on a relatively small piece of real estate of several dozen tribes, each with their own language and successive versions of history, guaranteed that they…

Is Debt China’s Achilles Heel?

12China’s credits to various countries along its much-discussed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the most ambitious infrastructure undertaking in history, have recently been criticized for drawing poor countries into a debt trap by extending huge credits. Myanmar is often cited, as well as Sri Lanka. Malaysia and Pakistan are renegotiating …

The EU Special Purpose Vehicle is here – Sort of

MFR645642I had written two pending SPV stories earlier this week, after Monday’s news that an “announcement was imminent”. I was betting that it would not happen yet, and did a review of where the process was at that point, examining both the external and internal challenges that the EU faced…

Year Of The Pig Is Here! Literally

8866Gong Xi Fa Cai: happy year of the Pig 2019! Congratula- tions, the Year of the Pig has arrived! “According to the Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs…

The USA’s Concerns About China’s Construction of New Ports in Various Countries

88766On November 15 last year the popular Hong Kong-based newspaper Asia Times published an article with the headline: Cambodia at the Center of a New Cold War. The article claimed that since 2017 China has been actively lobbying Cambodia’s government to allow it to build naval…


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