Trump’s Not-So-Secret Art of Containing China
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Trump’s Not-So-Secret Art of Containing China

It was hardly a secret throughout the Trump administration. Now, dying embers within sight, and with minimum fanfare, comes the declassification – virtually the whole document, minus a few redactions – of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. Why now, no less than 30 years before the usual, standard US declassification/public record protocols apply?…

The French Might Have Bombed a Wedding Party in Mali. And No One Seems to Care
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The French Might Have Bombed a Wedding Party in Mali. And No One Seems to Care

On the afternoon of 3 January, the French military deployed a Reaper drone over the village of Bounti in central Mali. The drone dropped three bombs on a dwelling in an open area outside the village, killing dozens of rebel fighters, the French military said. Hours after the attack, however, several witnesses from Bounti said…

Israel Must Be Sanctioned for Refusing Covid-19 Vaccinations to Palestinians
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Israel Must Be Sanctioned for Refusing Covid-19 Vaccinations to Palestinians

Israel has long since moved on from the argument that its expansion into the West Bank beyond its 1967 borders is an act of self defence, so often heard during the construction of the wall. Israel’s annexation, which culminated last year in declared plans to annex up to 60 percent of the West Bank, is framed…

An OrWELLSian Purge? Why H.G. Wells’ ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ Has Arrived Today
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An OrWELLSian Purge? Why H.G. Wells’ ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ Has Arrived Today

It no coincidence that our entertainment industry today, so heavily saturated with the influence of Wells’ propaganda, is obsessed with the theme of a post-apocalyptic world, Cynthia Chung writes. “It has become apparent that whole masses of human population are, as a whole, inferior in their claim upon the future, to other masses, that they…

Trump May Be On Trial, But the System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted
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Trump May Be On Trial, But the System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted

It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. On one side, Trump’s endless stoking of political grievances – and claims that November’s presidential election was “stolen” from him – spilled over last week into a mob storming the US Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of…