Trump and His Stooges Prefer Aggression to Cooperation With the Wider World
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Trump and His Stooges Prefer Aggression to Cooperation With the Wider World

At this time of all times, when the world is staggering from the shattering effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, it would be sensible for nations to pull together in order to devise policies and practicalities to counter and defeat the devastation that is taking place and seems likely to increase. Now is the time for…

Strategic Transformation and Global Ramifications of the Sino-Iranian Alliance
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Strategic Transformation and Global Ramifications of the Sino-Iranian Alliance

On a very large level of abstraction, the alliance indicates at least two “metatrends”. The first is the emergence of a multipolar world order, with many different rival centres of powers in different regions negotiating with each other without central imperial coordination. The second is what Bhattacharya has described as the “third wave of revolutions.”…

Washington’s Anti-Chinese “Pan-Asian Alliance”
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Washington’s Anti-Chinese “Pan-Asian Alliance”

One of Washington’s reoccuring dreams is creating a “pan-Asian alliance” to encircle and contain China’s economic and political rise. Unable to do this through regime change, economic incentives, military alliances, or even coercion and terrorism, it has drawn deeper and deeper from its “soft power” toolkit. The US is also increasingly lumping its various regional…

Is the U.S. About to Move Its Strategic Naval Base from Spain to Morocco?
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Is the U.S. About to Move Its Strategic Naval Base from Spain to Morocco?

Located near the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, close to Morocco, is the Spanish Naval Station Rota that is co-tenanted with the U.S. Navy. The issue for Washington to renew its tenancy that allows the Americans to use the Andalusian military base has arisen. Although Rota has been a center for American…