India Is Intensifying Its American-Backed Hybrid War on China
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India Is Intensifying Its American-Backed Hybrid War on China

Whether it’s India’s latest clashes with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), its selective embrace of “economic nationalism” to “poach” foreign companies from the People’s Republic, or its forthcoming leadership of the World Health Assembly (WHA) where it might very well take Washington’s side in demanding an investigation into Beijing’s response to World…

France’s Earlier Detection of COVID-19 Raises Questions on Global Origin
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France’s Earlier Detection of COVID-19 Raises Questions on Global Origin

The emergence of Covid-19 was first reported by the authorities in China on December 31, as acknowledged by the World Health Organization. But that emergence does not necessarily mean the pandemic originated in China. By January 30, 2020, a WHO situation report cited nearly 8,000 cases of the respiratory disease globally in 18 different countries….

US Muscle-Flexing Threatens to Open Arctic Front in New Cold War with Russia
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US Muscle-Flexing Threatens to Open Arctic Front in New Cold War with Russia

The US Navy is on the cusp of conducting confrontational freedom of navigation operations in the Arctic that threaten Russian economic and national security interests. The recent resumption by the US Navy of a Barents Sea Patrol represents muscle-flexing on the part of Washington and its NATO allies unseen since the end of the Cold…

How a British-Backed Media Operation Tried to Turn Alawites against Assad
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How a British-Backed Media Operation Tried to Turn Alawites against Assad

A web-based protest movement that claimed to be a grassroots campaign by members of Syria’s Alawite community was actually created on behalf of the British government, official documents seen by Middle East Eye have shown. The campaign known as Sarkha – or “The Cry” – purportedly began in 2014 in the coastal city of Tartus…

Attacks Against China over SARS-COV-2 are Intensifying
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Attacks Against China over SARS-COV-2 are Intensifying

Unfortunately, the author’s hopes that attempts to seek monetary compensation from China for its alleged role in the SARS-COV-2 pandemic would involve individuals rather than countries (and their nation-wide policies), first and foremost the United States, have been dashed. On 6 April, Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican senator, stated China needed to “pay for” its…