Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is a Much-Needed Victory in World War C
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Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is a Much-Needed Victory in World War C

Russia came out first in the vaccine race after President Putin announced the registration of its “Sputnik V” COVID-19 vaccine, which was a much-needed victory in World War C that will accelerate the country’s economic systemic transition, advance its national interests across the world through the vanguard of its “medical diplomacy”, and enable its state-funded…

There Is a Historic Change Taking Place in the Middle East
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There Is a Historic Change Taking Place in the Middle East

President Donald Trump is cock-a-hoop over the United Arab Emirates becoming the first Arab Gulf state to normalise its relations with Israel. He needs all the good news he can get in the months before the US presidential election. “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab…

Don’t be Hoodwinked by Trump’s UAE-Israel “Peace Deal”
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Don’t be Hoodwinked by Trump’s UAE-Israel “Peace Deal”

HUGE breakthrough today,” crowed Donald Trump on Twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic ties with Israel. But the new Israel-UAE partnership should fool…

Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?
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Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. The controversial peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has two fathers already – US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser on the Middle East, Jared Kushner, slyly claims to be a third father.  Trump and…

Nord Stream 2: Is European Self-Interest Finally Surpassing US Influence
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Nord Stream 2: Is European Self-Interest Finally Surpassing US Influence

The United States has always regarded itself as the “exceptional “nation. That view may in many circumstances be relatively benign. It becomes less so when it is used as a justification for treating other countries as being less significant in the overall order of things. It is even less justifiable when that exceptionalism is taken…

Can US Abide by Law?
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Can US Abide by Law?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a summit of the five permanent members of the UN security council to discuss lowering international tensions and avoidance of conflict. It’s certainly a good idea and one that is timely and pertinent given the heightened concerns about deteriorating relations between three members of the council: the US…