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by Andrew Korybko on 15 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Former President and impending Republican Nominee Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt at an outdoor rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday [July 13-ed] days before his party’s national convention after suddenly turning his head at the last second and thus miraculously dodging a bullet that only ended up grazing his ear. The shooter was killed by the Se...

by Vladislav B Sotirovic on 14 Jul 2024 2 Comments

It is of extreme importance to understand the concept and motivation of soft power by China – the rising market power today and already the first export nation with the second-largest economy in the world. Concerning China and its foreign policy, soft power is one of the most frequently used political and social concepts during the last two decades. It has t...

by Aleena Im on 13 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Keir Starmer, the UK’s first Labour prime minister in 14 years, has made many pledges to ‘renew’ the UK after Rishi Sunak’s appalling term. A prolific barrister turned politician, Starmer has seen a steep rise in his political career. He has vowed to make positive changes in the public services that the Brits are currently struggling with. However, with the ...

by Andrew Korybko on 12 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban visited Moscow on Friday [July -ed] ahead of his trip to Azerbaijan the day after to attend the Organization of Turkic States’ annual summit [July 5-6-ed] that’s being held there this year. This came shortly after his trip to Kiev, the first that he undertook since the latest phase of the decade-long Ukrainian Conflict b...

by Ashwani Mahajan on 11 Jul 2024 2 Comments

INDIA HAS A COALITION government at the Centre after a decade. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has taken charge with the BJP keeping all key ministries, including defence, home and finance. What can one expect in the first-ever coalition Union Budget under third-time Prime Minister Narendra Modi? What could be the pulls and pressures of laying a Union B...

by Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov on 10 Jul 2024 0 Comment

In response to attempts by the Western minority to destabilize and sabotage the processes of strengthening the union and integration of the Alliance of Sahel States, the member countries of the alliance have chosen to move towards an additional offensive. All without forgetting to mention the real and worthy external partners of the AES. One thing is obvious...

by Alexandr Svaranc on 09 Jul 2024 0 Comment

The international organisation of BRICS, which currently encompasses 9 states, operates on the principles of equality, non-interference and mutual benefit. Considering the unconstructive and aggressive politics of the Collective West, led by the United States, BRICS is attracting an increasing number of countries opposed to monopoly and the dictate of the un...

by Saquib Salim on 08 Jul 2024 1 Comment

Think of an Indian soldier who vowed not to sleep on a bed till he would not take back Jhangar, in Jammu and Kashmir, from the Pakistani army. He slept on the floor when the temperature was much below zero degrees Celsius. Think of an Indian soldier on whose head a ‘reward’ of Rs. 50,000 was declared by Pakistan. Think of an Indian soldier who ordered his ba...

by Vladislav B Sotirovic on 07 Jul 2024 0 Comment

In the US, elections are organized on a regular basis for the President, both houses of Congress (House of Representatives and Senate), and state and local government offices. In practice, candidates in the majority of cases run for office as members of a party (Democrat or Republican). In principle, whoever wants to run as an independent candidate can organ...

by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 06 Jul 2024 1 Comment

When it comes to estimating the health of China’s economy, including its exports, most Western political and economic pundits tend to look at Chinese trade and economic relations with the West (the US and the EU) mainly. In making these assessments, these pundits quite often ignore China’s trade ties with the ‘Global South’ (ASEAN, South Asia, Middle East, A...

by Vladimir Terehov on 05 Jul 2024 1 Comment

On June 9, Narendra Modi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the BJP-headed National Democratic Alliance coalition began his third consecutive term as India’s Prime Minister. He is only the second leader (after Jawaharlal Nehru) to have won a third term since India’s independence. Moreover, for the first time, Narendra Modi’s government has been joined...

by Lama El Horr on 04 Jul 2024 0 Comment

In a context where Washington has designated Beijing as a systemic geopolitical rival, the US administration is striving to reshape the global geopolitical landscape in its favour. To this end, it is using classic diplomatic instruments – without ceasing to resort to unilateral or coercive measures. As a corollary to diplomacy, the media play a key role in W...

by Phil Butler on 03 Jul 2024 0 Comment

It seems inevitable that American advisors / instructors in Ukraine helped Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces target men, women, and children at beaches in Sevastopol with ATACMS tactical missiles supplied by Washington. Meanwhile, news of the cluster warheads (see at the Dzhankoi air base attack in April) reveals more profound implications. “How can I save my lit...

by Andrew Korybko on 02 Jul 2024 0 Comment

It was always unrealistic to imagine that Orban could stop NATO’s plans in Ukraine. Wednesday’s [June 12-ed] meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg saw the two leaders reach an agreement on the bloc’s military aid to Ukraine. Hungary won’t oppose NATO’s decisions in this regard like it briefly did the EU’s in ex...

by Thierry Meyssan on 01 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, with a majority in the Knesset but a large minority among his fellow citizens, is threatening to attack Lebanon. If this operation is launched, the Israeli army will not be able to defeat Hezbollah on its own. To save the Hebrew state, the United States will be forced to intervene, but rather than participate dir...

by Andrew Korybko on 30 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Russia and North Korea just clinched a mutual defense pact during President Putin’s trip to Pyongyang, which followed his counterpart Kim Jong Un’s visit to Vladivostok last September that was analyzed here. This agreement is a geopolitical game-changer for three fundamental reasons: - it raises the stakes in the US’ dangerous game of nuclear chicken with Ru...

by James M Dorsey on 29 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Even by Israeli standards, Uri Tzafon (Awaken North) is a far-right fringe group. Amid mounting tension with Lebanese Shiite political group and militia, Hezbollah, along the Lebanon-Israel border, Uri Tzafon is calling for Israeli settlement of southern Lebanon. The group has yet to gain traction. Uri Tzafon’s membership is in the low teens. Less than 300 p...

by Vladislav B Sotirovic on 28 Jun 2024 0 Comment

The doctrine was presented by the 5th US President James Monroe (1817−1825) in 1823 as an official warning to Western European powers that any European policy of imperialistic expansion on the ground of the Americas (North, Central, and South or Anglo-Francophone and Latin, i.e., Spanish and Portuguese) was going to be taken into account by Washington as a t...

by James M Dorsey on 27 Jun 2024 0 Comment

History repeats itself, albeit with a tweak. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Daniel Hagari’s public questioning of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Gaza war vow to destroy Hamas echoes the military’s message three decades ago to then Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during the first Palestinian Intifada in the early 1990s. “We can solve this but not at ...

by Viktor Mikhin on 26 Jun 2024 1 Comment

The events in the Gaza Strip are inevitably bringing Benjamin Netanyahu closer to full responsibility in the eyes of the world community for the crimes and atrocities he has committed against Palestinian civilians. The actions of the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the recognition of the State of Palestine by Spain, Ireland ...

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