China Is Centralizing Its Levers of Control Over the Congo

The creation of a business association of Chinese mining companies in the Congo should be interpreted as Beijing centralizing its levers of control over the country through the establishment of a powerful lobbying group that will undoubtedly advance the strategic interests of the People’s Republic while the Central African state undergoes an unprecedented political transition …

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All Against Erdogan: Turkey Will Keep Its Course Towards Russia and Syria In Any Situation

Turkey is approaching elections. If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, he will get a government system revolving around him, on which he focused his entire career. If he loses, there are other options. The main events in the state take place in the sphere of domestic policies. At the same time, Ankara continues to fight …

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The Entire Western World Lives in Cognitive Dissonance

In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind. Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and …

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Hong Kong’s Paradoxical “Independence” Movement

Prominent Hong Kong opposition leader Edward Leung was sentenced to 6 years in prison for assaulting police and his role in leading riots in 2016. The Guardian in its article “Hong Kong jails independence leader Edward Leung for six years,” would report: Hong Kong’s leading independence activist has been jailed for six years for his …

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Yemeni women inspect a destroyed house after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, 06 June 2018 © Hani Al-Ansi / Global Look Press

‘As Crimes Pile Up, They Become Invisible’: Western Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s Dirty War in Yemen

The complicity of Western governments in the ocean of suffering being wrought in Yemen exposes them as agents of Saudi brutality. After three years of relentless conflict, it has been estimated that out of a population of 27.4 million, 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance, 17 million are food insecure, …

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All Disquiet on Western Front

The US-led NATO military alliance earlier this month committed to a major escalation in force buildup on Russia's western flank. The development underscores Russia's long-held concern that the 29-member alliance is inevitably moving dangerously on a war footing. At a summit in Brussels, June 7, defense ministers from NATO countries gave the go-ahead for a new, vast mobilization …

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Trump’s Executive Order for Illegal Immigrant Families has More Holes Than Swiss Cheese

The media breathed a collective sigh of relief after Trump unveiled his latest Executive Order aimed at preventing the separation of illegal immigrant parents from their children, but had they taken the time to read and analyze the document before responding, they’d have seen that they were deceived by The Donald and that his decree …

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