Munich Security Conference 2020: Wang Yi vs. Mike Pompeo
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Munich Security Conference 2020: Wang Yi vs. Mike Pompeo

The Chinese Foreign Minister and American Secretary of State shared contrasting visions of International Relations during their keynotes speeches at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend. *** Mike Pompeo preached that “the West is winning“, and by the “West”, he elaborated that he means “any nation that adopts a model of respect for individual…

Trump Policy Wangle in Munich: Human Beings Reduced to Smelly Sauce
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Trump Policy Wangle in Munich: Human Beings Reduced to Smelly Sauce

US officials at the Munich Security Conference are warning the Syria Civil War may soon flood Europe with refugees. The unnamed United States geopolitical geniuses must have meant to say “again,” but somehow this escaped the Washington Examiner journalist reporting. All we know for sure is that the official was “senior” and that he or…

Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War
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Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War

February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S. ignored it and invaded Iraq anyway. So what has become of the momentous hopes of that day? The U.S. military has not…

What Happens in Thuringia, Won’t Stay in Thuringia
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What Happens in Thuringia, Won’t Stay in Thuringia

Last week I outlined why Thuringia was ground zero for seismic shifts in German politics. The fallout from the bombshell dropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel continues this week. First Merkel had to remove hand-picked successor Annagret Kramp-Karrenbauer from leading the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) because she is inept. Now, the head of the CDU state…