US Approves New Military Training Deal with Pakistan as It Seeks to Bolster Its Weakening Foothold
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US Approves New Military Training Deal with Pakistan as It Seeks to Bolster Its Weakening Foothold

Barely a year after the Trump administration suspended military training for Pakistan, the US government has approved resumption of Pakistan’s participation in its International Military Education and Training Program, or IMET. In 2018, US President Donald Trump signaled his decision, blindsiding the State Department, in a tweet squarely blaming Pakistan for failing to crackdown on…

Russia and Africa: First Steps Towards the Initial Phase of Cooperation
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Russia and Africa: First Steps Towards the Initial Phase of Cooperation

The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, held in Sochi (in the Russian Federation) from 23 to 24 October 2019, became an important milestone on the path of the development of the Russia-Africa relationship. All the leaders of African nations (that are recognized by the United Nations) as well as representatives of Africa’s international organizations received…

Аbout Greater Serbia
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Аbout Greater Serbia

Much space, time and efforts have been devoted in the recent history of West Balkans, and in particular in the latest political upheavals, about the alleged project of a Greater Serbia especially by the Western authors either academic scholars or journalists.[1] The issue must be, however, considered together with its counterparts from Croatia (a Greater…

Why Trump is Winding Up Tensions with North Korea
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Why Trump is Winding Up Tensions with North Korea

After 18 months of on-off diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration seems determined now to jettison the fragile talk about peace, reverting to its earlier campaign of “maximum pressure” and hostility. It’s a retrograde move risking a disastrous war. In a visit to China this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese leader…

Last Week’s Russian-Ukrainian Gas Deal Took the World by Surprise
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Last Week’s Russian-Ukrainian Gas Deal Took the World by Surprise

Few could have predicted several years ago that Russia and Ukraine would reconcile with one another to the point of agreeing to ensure the reliable delivery of gas to the EU for the next 5-15 years, but that’s exactly what just happened last week in the most convincing sign yet that the long-awaited “New Detente”…

The Global Economy Is Sick and It Has Nothing to Do With the Trade War
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The Global Economy Is Sick and It Has Nothing to Do With the Trade War

Summary: Because it is a world trade currency there is enormous demand for more and more dollars across the globe. Not by foreign central banks but by financial institutions below them. Nor are these dollars conjured up by the Federal Reserve but by private banks taking advantage of fractional reserve banking. However, when banks cease…