Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status
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Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status

There is a strong current of change affecting the international political arena. It is the beginning of a revolution brought on by the transition from a unipolar to multipolar world order. In practice, we are faced with the combination of several factors, including the application of US tariffs on Chinese exports, Washington’s sanctions on Iran,…

India Must be Humbled by China’s Hypersonic Missile Dominance
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India Must be Humbled by China’s Hypersonic Missile Dominance

The People’s Republic showed off its state-of-the-art DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle during this week’s military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, which was meant to send a message not just to the superpower’s American adversary, but also to its southern US-allied neighbor India as well. *** The world got its first…

Hints of Gulf Rapprochement: Iranian Tactics may be Paying Off
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Hints of Gulf Rapprochement: Iranian Tactics may be Paying Off

Fears of a potential military conflict with Iran may have opened the door to a Saudi-Iranian dialogue against the backdrop of a rethink of US military logistics, involving at least a gradual partial relocation to the United States of command and control operations based in the Gulf for almost four decades. The relocation does not…

Trump-Zelensky-Ukraine: What Is Really Going on Here?
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Trump-Zelensky-Ukraine: What Is Really Going on Here?

I have over several days reflected on the official White House record of the Trump-Zelensky conversation on Ukraine-US relations on 25 July 2019, a conversation held soon after Zelensky’s confirmed election victory, and declassified by Trump’s presidential order of 24 September 2019. I have also been reflecting on the more recent Democratic Party decision to…

Six Years Into Its Africa Foray the French Army Is Bogged Down and Losing Ground
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Six Years Into Its Africa Foray the French Army Is Bogged Down and Losing Ground

The French army is bogged down in the Sahel. Despite its occasional victory communiqués, the fighting has spread to more countries in the region. These failures originate in Paris’s inability to understand what is at stake politically, or the motivations of the hundreds of young men who are joining the jihadist cause. The French army…