Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future

The backdrops to the Putin/Trump meeting are the aspirations of Israel and the neoconservatives. It is these aspirations that drive US foreign policy. What is Syria about? Why is Washington so focused on overthrowing the elected president of Syria? What explains the sudden 21st century appearance of “the Muslim threat”? How is Washington’s preoccupation with …

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The First Putin-Trump Meeting Yields … … Something Very Close to Nothing

First, we have the manner in which the Americans have been preparing the G20 summit. As we all know, in diplomacy actions count as much, or even more, than words. Here are just a few of the actions recently taken by the Americans in preparation for the G20 summit and Trump’s first meeting with Putin …

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Geostrategic Insights into the Joint Polish-Croatian “Three Seas Initiative”

The joint Polish-Croatian initiative aims to bring together three distinct blocs of countries occupying the strategic space between several of Europe’s seas, which will ultimately work out to the US and China’s benefit while negatively impacting on Russia and the EU. President Trump was just in Poland to participate in this year’s Three Seas Summit, …

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Multipolar World Arrives: Russia, China Face Down US Bully

The United States’ hegemonic dominance in the world is heading to the exits. The decline in US unipolar power has been underway for several years, in line with the emergence of a multipolar world. This week, Russia and China showed important resolve to face down American bully tactics over North Korea. The confrontation suggests a …

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Revisiting the Crisis of Western European Civilization

Of late, political scientists from the US and Western European countries have begun more frequently writing on the crisis of the West. Indeed, the confusion that now reigns in Washington, the discord in the European Union, and the growing tug-of-war between Washington and the European capitals all but lead to the one conclusion that western …

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Trump’s Dangerous Thirst for a Clash of Civilizations

“A little learning is a dangerous thing,” wrote the poet Alexander Pope. Three centuries later, Pope’s aphorism perfectly — and dangerously — describes President Trump’s understanding of history as a zero-sum clash of civilizations in which “the West” can triumph by imposing its will. The speech Trump delivered Thursday in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square might have …

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Qatar Crisis: Arab Countries Vow New Sanctions Against ‘Hostile’ Doha

The four Arab countries leading the boycott against Qatar say that Doha's refusal to accept their demands proves it has links to terrorist groups. They have vowed to take fresh “political, economic, and legal measures” against the country. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain issued their remarks in a joint statement …

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Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War on Behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA

Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too …

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