Why Russia Is Losing Its Hold on Syria
Opinion

Why Russia Is Losing Its Hold on Syria

Russia’s relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin’s closet is full of skeletons – Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on. What complicates Russia’s relationship with Syria, which has sometimes been referred to as a Russian client state,…

COVID-19 Fallout? Putin Might INVADE & China will DOMINATE, Says the Atlantic Citing ‘Experts’
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COVID-19 Fallout? Putin Might INVADE & China will DOMINATE, Says the Atlantic Citing ‘Experts’

Amid growing pressure to end the coronavirus lockdowns, British authorities are being advised by foreign policy ‘experts’ to brace for Chinese hegemony or a Russian invasion, with the only cure being more American Empire. That is the crux of an article that appeared in The Atlantic on Monday, worrying about the “geopolitical second wave,” as…

Travel Bubbles Would Be Best If They Were Based On Regional Trade Blocs
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Travel Bubbles Would Be Best If They Were Based On Regional Trade Blocs

Every regional trade bloc could put this strategy into practice so that the final phase of this plan could see them all eventually opening up with one another. Be it the East African Community (EAC) or Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) in Africa, the EU, the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, South America’s Mercosur,…

Merkel Played Like a Fiddle
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Merkel Played Like a Fiddle

Angela Merkel is a formidable European leader, having served as German Chancellor for 15 years and still going strong. She also no doubt has a formidable intellect, having earned a doctorate in quantum chemistry and previously working as a research scientist before she entered politics. On the other hand, Frau Merkel seems incredibly gullible and…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: ASEAN
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The COVID-19 Chronicles: ASEAN

The ten Southeast Asian states of ASEAN with a collective population of 622 million people has weathered the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relatively well. A combination of quick reactions, a hesitation to overreact and strong preexisting economic fundamentals, the region looks well on its way to returning to normal, that is, if it is able…