We might be at the start of a decades-long trade war between China and the US. Photo: iStock

Here Comes the 30-Year Trade War

Alibaba’s Jack Ma has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war could last at least 20 years. As we’ll see, it’s actually more like 30 – up to 2049, the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Steve Bannon always boasted that President Trump was bound to conduct a “sophisticated …

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Merkel’s Chasing a Failed Dream by Fantasizing About Bombing Syria

Merkel is desperate to keep alive her failed dream that Germany is the world’s foremost “normative power” during the Trump Era, and she doesn’t want the Mainstream Media to portray its British and French rivals as having usurped her country’s spot if Berlin once again declines to join the American-led coalition in bombing Syria under …

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Germany’s New Foreign Policy Towards the US will Take Time to Yield Results

Germany is preparing to roll out its new foreign policy towards the US. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that his country will unveil Berlin’s new approach shortly but said that it would be “balanced” and seek to “strengthen the autonomy and sovereignty of Europe in trade, economic and financial policies” out of concern that the Trump Administration’s …

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Big Brother Is Keeping ‘Five Eyes’ on You

Just last week, the world's leading snooping powers quietly and without notice issued a disturbing warning to tech giants, telling them to surrender unprecedented backdoor access to their citizens' data. Not many people know this, but the United Kingdom has some of the most extreme spying powers in the developed world. At the end of …

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Germany’s Request to Partner with the Three Seas Initiative Is a Win for Poland

The EU’s de-facto leader officially acknowledged an irreversible sub-bloc integrational reality by requesting to partner with the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative”. Poland received an unprecedented boost to its rising international prestige after Germany requested to partner with the Warsaw-led “Three Seas Initiative” (TSI) ahead of the sub-regional integrational bloc’s upcoming summit in Bucharest from 17-18 …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin dances with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on August 18, 2018. Photo: Screen grab courtesy of RT

Putin’s Wedding Trip Seals Marriage of Convenience with Merkel

It was supposed to be a low-key, traditional Austrian wedding until Vladimir Putin pulled up in a black limo. The bride was Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, a top energy analyst and former professor at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and the European Business School in Frankfurt. She knows all there is to know about …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take to the stage during a meeting at the German government guesthouse in Meseberg. Photo: AFP/Sergey Guneev/Sputnik

From Baltic Sea to Black Sea, Russia Aims for a Win-Win

When Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his star turn at the wedding of Austrian Prime Minister Karin Kneissl, showed up at the 18th century Meseberg Palace north of Berlin on Saturday afternoon for a face-to-face with German chancellor Angela Merkel, that was a surprise of sorts; the meeting had been announced only a few …

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Vucic Is Trying to Use “Reverse-Psychology” to “Legitimize” Selling Out Kosovo

Merkel doesn’t really care whether Kosovo is partitioned or not, but by framing his actions as going against the German Chancellor’s position, Vucic is employing “reverse-psychology” in a bid to exploit Serbs’ predisposition to opposing Berlin on principle, which he consequently hopes will shore up support for his unpopular plan to sell out Kosovo. Serbian …

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