These Are the Geostrategic Factors That Will Determine Whether China Wins World War C
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These Are the Geostrategic Factors That Will Determine Whether China Wins World War C

The New Cold War between the US and China abruptly took a new form following the global outbreak of COVID-19, but Beijing still has a solid chance of coming out on top in this struggle for global leadership if it accurately assesses the changed geostrategic situation in the Eastern Hemisphere and accordingly crafts the right…

Who Profits from the Pandemic?
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Who Profits from the Pandemic?

You don’t need to read Michel Foucault’s work on biopolitics to understand that neoliberalism – in deep crisis since at least 2008 – is a control/governing technique in which surveillance capitalism is deeply embedded. But now, with the world-system collapsing at breathtaking speed, neoliberalism is at a loss to deal with the next stage of…

Oil Collapse: Watch Out Below!
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Oil Collapse: Watch Out Below!

Julian Simon – thou shouldst be living at this hour. Simon, of course, was the University of Maryland economist who caused a major intellectual stir in the early 1980s with a not-bad anti-Malthusian polemic called “The Ultimate Resource. It was “not bad,” the journalistic equivalent of an A-, because it addressed a number of vital…

The Day After Coronavirus: Humanity Deserves an End to Neoliberalism
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The Day After Coronavirus: Humanity Deserves an End to Neoliberalism

The Renaissance blossomed in Europe roughly five centuries ago. Priot to that, the continent had gone through the Middle Ages and been afflicted by the Black Death, which decimated its population. Today, the coronavirus pandemic may be history’s way of offering something approaching a replica. It is too early to say how this replica will…

The Yemeni Tragedy Beyond the Pale of International Law
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The Yemeni Tragedy Beyond the Pale of International Law

Egregious news has come from Yemen, already devastated by the civil war stoked by Riyadh. Information Minister Daifullah al-Shami of the Houthi-run government has said that the Royal Saudi Air Forces had been ordered to begin airdropping surgical masks infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus over Shiite areas. The Houthi official was commenting on reports that…