Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams
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Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams

The latest installment of the interminable Syria tragedy could be interpreted as Greece barely blocking a European “invasion” by Syrian refugees. The invasion was threatened by President Erdogan even as he refused the EU’s puny “offer you can refuse” bribe of only one billion euros. Well, it’s more complicated than that. What Erdogan is in…

China Isn’t ‘Weaponizing Visas’, It’s Ensuring Journalistic Integrity and Ethics
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China Isn’t ‘Weaponizing Visas’, It’s Ensuring Journalistic Integrity and Ethics

The only ones “weaponizing visas” were the WSJ “journalists”, not the Chinese government. These individuals, possibly at the behest of their employer (it’s not yet clear whether they were acting on their own initiative or at the orders of their company’s top staff), deceived the authorities about their intended actions in the country and abused…

International Court Approves Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan
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International Court Approves Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan

An appellate panel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Thursday that an investigation leading to the potential prosecution of US officials for war crimes during Washington’s nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan can move forward. Fatou Bensouda, the court’s Gambian-born chief prosecutor, whose US visa was revoked for her pursuit of the probe, praised Thursday’s…

Coronavirus: What the Western Media Doesn’t Tell You: High Recovery Rates in China
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Coronavirus: What the Western Media Doesn’t Tell You: High Recovery Rates in China

Western media hype: Fear and panic, disruption of the global economy. That makes the headlines. But not a word is mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic in China is under control: people are being treated in hospitals and they are recovering.  On February 28, China reported 36,157 out of a total of 78,961 reported cases as having…