Meet Antony ‘Blinkered’ – Biden’s Choice for America’s Top Diplomat
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Meet Antony ‘Blinkered’ – Biden’s Choice for America’s Top Diplomat

Blinken does not seem to have repented from his fundamentalist belief in American imperial goodness, notwithstanding his appeal for “humility”. Barring an earthquake in Washington, Antony Blinken is set to become the new U.S. Secretary of State and America’s top diplomat. The youthful and telegenic Blinken (58) takes over from Mike Pompeo who was America’s…

Pompeo’s Last Stand
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Pompeo’s Last Stand

The neocons and the media demand tough talk and even tougher action from their candidate and Pompeo is already running hard to oblige them. It is finally over. Joe Biden has been inaugurated President of the United States while his predecessor Donald Trump has retired to Florida. Trump intends to remain the driving force in…

Germany Unlikely to Pursue Independent Foreign Policy. Will Follow Biden
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Germany Unlikely to Pursue Independent Foreign Policy. Will Follow Biden

In an interview with The Guardian in June, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germans grew up knowing that the U.S. wanted to be a world power. Despite Washington abusing its power against some of its strongest allies, Germany, whose six-month mandate of the EU Presidency will end on December 31, made no efforts to make the European…

The Appointment of Tony Blinken: The Good, the Bad, and Potentially Ugly
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The Appointment of Tony Blinken: The Good, the Bad, and Potentially Ugly

President-elect Biden has reportedly chosen his longtime foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken as his nominee for Secretary of State. Blinken had previously served as Biden’s national security advisor when Biden was vice president, and he was also deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration. It was always a given that Blinken would be receiving…