Far from Quiet on the US vs Russia-China Front
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Far from Quiet on the US vs Russia-China Front

Let’s start in mid-May, when Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana, hosted the third Russia-Kazakhstan Expert Forum, jointly organized by premier think tank Valdai Club and the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations. The ongoing, laborious and crucial interconnection of the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasia Economic Union was at the center of…

Afghan Fiasco in Washington’s Overstrained Hands
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Afghan Fiasco in Washington’s Overstrained Hands

The latest round of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban reached their inglorious conclusion in the capital of Qatar (the city of Doha). Nonetheless, Suhail Shaheen, the political spokesman for the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia), tweeted, somewhat tersely, that during the sixth round of peace negotiations “some progress” had been made, and that…

Israel’s Role In 9/11
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Israel’s Role In 9/11

The tale of 9/11 will just not go away, largely because it is clear to anyone who reads the lengthy 9/11 Commission Report that many issues that should have been subject to inquiry were ignored for what would appear to be political reasons. The George W. Bush Administration quite obviously did not want to assume…

Trump’s Japanese Sojourn was Much More Successful Than the Media Made It Seem
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Trump’s Japanese Sojourn was Much More Successful Than the Media Made It Seem

The Mainstream and Alternative Medias have poked fun at Trump’s Japanese sojourn after he was spotted playing golf, eating cheeseburgers, and watching sumo wrestling as if he was just a regular tourist on vacation, but in reality, the American President accomplished quite a lot behind the scenes when it comes to “containing” China. A Joke…

EU Vote Results are the Most Dramatic Upheaval in European Politics in 40 Years
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EU Vote Results are the Most Dramatic Upheaval in European Politics in 40 Years

The results of the European Union election are the most dramatic upheaval in the politics of Europe since the first European Parliament elections 40 years ago. Across Europe, we have seen a surge of support for the parties of the far-right, but also for the Greens. The moderate conservative and social democrats, who have dominated…