China and the United States: The 21st Century’s ‘Great Game’
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China and the United States: The 21st Century’s ‘Great Game’

From 1830 to 1895, the British and Russian empires schemed and plotted over control of Central and South Asia. At the heart of the “Great Game” was the United Kingdom’s certainty that the Russians had designs on India. So wars were fought, borders drawn, and generations of young met death in desolate passes and lonely…

Why Did Russia Reaffirm Its CSTO Support to Belarus But Not to Armenia?
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Why Did Russia Reaffirm Its CSTO Support to Belarus But Not to Armenia?

Why Did Russia Reaffirm Its CSTO Support To Belarus But Not To Armenia? Russia’s reaffirmation of its CSTO mutual defense obligations to Belarus was made in response to Lukashenko’s claims that NATO poses a threat to Belarus, which Moscow evidently believes are at least credible enough to remind the alliance about its red line, whereas…

It’s Not Happening: The Mainstream Media Is the Enabler of American Dysfunction
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It’s Not Happening: The Mainstream Media Is the Enabler of American Dysfunction

Has anyone seen anywhere in the mainstream media a serious discussion of Israel’s possible role in the Beirut bombing? I am not suggested an evidence-free indictment of Israel but rather just a review of Israel’s possible motive and a consideration of its capability to carry out such an attack without having to directly do it…

Berlin for the First Time This Century Is Showing Independence from Washington’s Demands
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Berlin for the First Time This Century Is Showing Independence from Washington’s Demands

Although the U.S. can threaten Germany, now during the American election campaign, threats cannot prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. It is interesting to observe how for the first time this century Berlin is resisting demands made by Washington. After the U.S. State Department included the Nord…

Western Media Misperceptions About Belarus, Lukashenko and Putin
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Western Media Misperceptions About Belarus, Lukashenko and Putin

There is a misperception in western media that Lukashenko is Putin’s man. That is not true; Putin views him as an exasperating and rather dim legacy. There is also a misperception in the west that Lukashenko really lost the recent election. That is not true. He almost certainly won, though the margin is much exaggerated…