China Retaliates Against US-Imposed Tariffs
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China Retaliates Against US-Imposed Tariffs

On Friday, the Trump regime announced a 25% duty on $50 billion of Chinese goods, targeting imports “contain(ing) industrially significant technologies.” A White House statement said tariffs will be imposed on “goods related to China’s Made in China 2025 strategic plan to dominate the emerging high-technology industries that will drive future economic growth for China,…

Saudi Arabia Attempts a Political Comeback in Lebanon
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Saudi Arabia Attempts a Political Comeback in Lebanon

After months of keeping a low profile, following the unexpected resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his ambiguous stay in Riyadh in November, Saudi Arabia is attempting yet again to intervene in Lebanese politics. Longstanding relations between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia suffered a serious blow following Hariri’s surprise resignation while in Riyadh in…

The World Cup has Political Dimensions, and They’re All to Russia’s Benefit
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The World Cup has Political Dimensions, and They’re All to Russia’s Benefit

The act of playing and watching football should always remain apolitical, but it’s impossible not to notice the political dimensions of hosting the World Cup, all of which decisively play to Russia’s favor. It was a very prudent move for President Putin to work his hardest over the years in getting FIFA to ultimately grant…