Forbidden Op-Ed: The Sputnik Vaccine as a Lifesaving Global Partnership
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Forbidden Op-Ed: The Sputnik Vaccine as a Lifesaving Global Partnership

This opinion piece, which tells the story behind the creation of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 and emphasizes the willingness of Russia to cooperate with the international community, has been rejected by all leading Western media. We therefore decided to publish it as is in order to share our views with an international audience and…

Washington Signals End of One China Policy Towards War Footing
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Washington Signals End of One China Policy Towards War Footing

A Washington Post oped headlined: “Alex Azar’s trip to Taiwan is about refusing to appease China”. This weekend Health Secretary Azar is the highest ranking US government official to visit the island territory since Washington first adopted its One China policy four decades ago. Azar, a senior cabinet member in the Trump administration, is scheduled…

Greece & Cyprus call for EU help over Mediterranean resource row with Turkey
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Greece & Cyprus call for EU help over Mediterranean resource row with Turkey

A dispute over the right to exploit territorial waters in the Mediterranean has turned nasty after Turkey rebuffed German-led efforts aimed at rebuilding trust. Now Greece and Cyprus are calling on the European Union (EU) to help. While Greece and Cyprus are facing a Turkey-sized issue over who can or cannot exploit the oil and…

Rejiggering Gulf Security: China’s Game of Shadow Boxing
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Rejiggering Gulf Security: China’s Game of Shadow Boxing

China and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a complex game of shadow boxing to shape a future security framework for the Gulf designed to contain regional conflicts. In a bid to ensure plausible deniability, the boxers are for now intellectuals and journalists rather than officials. China and its Gulf partners appear to be engaged in…

The US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation in Nicaragua
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The US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation in Nicaragua

An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government’s plan to interfere in Nicaragua’s internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021. The plan,[1] a 14-page extract from a much longer document, dates from March-April this year and sets the terms for a contract to…