The West’s Hybrid War on Huawei Is Part of the New Cold War’s Tech Race
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The West’s Hybrid War on Huawei Is Part of the New Cold War’s Tech Race

OneWorld is publishing the extended answer that Andrew Korybko gave to Indian journalist Pushkar Banakar from the New Indian Express in response to the latter’s question about the grand strategic consequences of Western countries banning Huawei from building their 5G infrastructure. Many countries have banned Huawei or are under pressure to do so by the…

China Is to Stay in Latin America and US Has No Choice but to Accept
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China Is to Stay in Latin America and US Has No Choice but to Accept

China has been increasing its soft power in Latin America since it began heavily investing in the region since the mid-2000s. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an ineffective and aggressive approach to try and counter Beijing in Latin America, a region that Washington calls its “own backyard.” Relations between China and…

IMF Talks Collapse in Lebanon. Why That’s a Good Thing for Lebanon
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IMF Talks Collapse in Lebanon. Why That’s a Good Thing for Lebanon

Talks between IMF officials and politicians broke down recently when it transpired that the latter wanted a ‘brown envelope’ in any aid deal. Don’t blame the politicians though. It’s all they know and it was, after all, the UN who showed them the way. But can the UN in Lebanon actually feed the Lebanese? It…

Quincy Rides Again
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Quincy Rides Again

The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft think tank launched last November. It has recently issued a roughly 15,000 word manifesto entitled “Ending America’s Misguided Policy of Middle East Domination.” For those who would find ten thousand words plus intimidating, the paper includes a more digestible 1,221 word executive summary which fairly accurately summarizes the document’s…

US Increases Pressure on China
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US Increases Pressure on China

Despite growing domestic problems of various kinds (or even perhaps mainly because of them), the United States has ramped up the pressure on its key geopolitical opponent, i.e. the People’s Republic of China (PRC). And Washington is not doing this alone but with as many allies willing to support it as possible. The US is…

Killing Democracy in America
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Killing Democracy in America

The phrase “thinking about the unthinkable” has always been associated with the unthinkable cataclysm of a nuclear war, and rightly so. Lately, though, I’ve been pondering another kind of unthinkable scenario, nearly as nightmarish (at least for a democracy) as a thermonuclear Armageddon, but one that’s been rolling out in far slower motion: that America’s…