China’s International Development Cooperation Is a Stunning Success
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China’s International Development Cooperation Is a Stunning Success

One of the most significant chapters in China’s newly released white paper concerns its support of developing countries’ endogenous growth, which crucially contradicts the US’ information warfare narrative that Beijing is laying so-called “debt traps” for its partners. Xinhua reported on Sunday that China’s State Council Information Office released a 43-page white paper on “China’s…

How Russia Is Building Its Leverage in the Caucasus
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How Russia Is Building Its Leverage in the Caucasus

A meeting of the leaderships of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Kremlin on January 11, exactly two months after the ceasefire in the 44-day Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, can be seen as a robust push by Moscow to consolidate its diplomatic achievement. The ceasefire has gained traction and this is the opportune moment for Russia to…

Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship
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Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship

Hosting major sports tournaments can confer prestige on a country, but in the case of Egypt, the 2021 Handball World Championship will do little to repair its relations with the US, Italy and states in the Gulf, argues James M. Dorsey in this analysis. Egyptian general-turned president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sees the 2021 men’s handball…

Israel Is Losing the Fight to Obscure Its Apartheid Character
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Israel Is Losing the Fight to Obscure Its Apartheid Character

For more than a decade, a handful of former Israeli politicians and US diplomats identified with what might be termed the “peace process industry” have intermittently warned that, without a two-state solution, Israel is in danger of becoming an “apartheid state”.  The most notable among them include Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, two former Israeli prime…

Big Tech and the Democratic Party Are Leading America to a Fascist Future
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Big Tech and the Democratic Party Are Leading America to a Fascist Future

Although there may not be tanks on the streets and a dictator inciting crowds from his bully pulpit, the end result has been pretty much the same. Most Americans can probably still remember a time when U.S. companies were in business with one goal in mind – providing a product or service for profit. It…

Twitter has Found an Unlikely Enemy in an Angry Political Class That Doesn’t Want to be Silenced
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Twitter has Found an Unlikely Enemy in an Angry Political Class That Doesn’t Want to be Silenced

With Twitter banning Donald Trump, there has been an odd backlash from international politicians. The upcoming battle between the political class and Silicon Valley may be the only chance to restore some semblance of free speech. Aside from celebrities cautiously expressing varying levels of distaste with Donald Trump being banned from Twitter, another response has…