The U.S. Election Is Not Over
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The U.S. Election Is Not Over

President Putin is correct not to congratulate Joe Biden on being elected. There are two reasons. The first is that the complex U.S. election process has not finished; therefore, as Trump has not conceded, there is no “President-elect”. The second reason is that the results may be overthrown by reason of fraud. In which case,…

Sberbank’s Ambitious Plans Raise Hope For Russia’s Technological Future
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Sberbank’s Ambitious Plans Raise Hope For Russia’s Technological Future

Russian state-owned bank Sberbank’s ambitious plans to become a ubiquitous force in all aspects of life through its recently unveiled e-commerce strategy raise hope for the Eurasian Great Power’s technological future and could ultimately come to represent the economic dimension of President Putin’s Populist Statism model, which might in turn might make his country a…

Indian-Pacific Region against the Backdrop of Ongoing Transition of Power in the US
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Indian-Pacific Region against the Backdrop of Ongoing Transition of Power in the US

At this time, when the transfer of power in the United States is proving to be unprecedentedly difficult, two things draw the attention of the expert community: what the departing administration of a leading world power will manage to pull off, and what changes the global political landscape, shifting towards the Indian-Pacific region, may undergo…

Trump Exits Somalia
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Trump Exits Somalia

These are things that might have been done earlier.  During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have a US troop presence.  Numbers are being reduced.  Security wonks are getting the jitters.  Is the imperium shrinking?  Will President elect Joe Biden wake up and reverse the trend? …