The prevailing trends that will shape European events over the next year are the struggle between the EuroRealists and EuroLiberals in deciding the future of the EU, the rise of the “Three Seas Initiative” as a US-backed “cordon sanitaire” between Russia and Germany, and American meddling in the conflict-prone Balkans.
Author: Andrew KORYBKO
By having its comparatively cheaper but highly effective arms compete with the US’ much more expensive and sometimes less effective ones, Russia is able to reduce the chances that America’s plans will succeed while simultaneously positioning itself as a neutral mediator for facilitating talks between rival parties.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was so incensed by what happened that he took to Twitter to hypocritically attack Russia for “sending bombers halfway around the world”, totally forgetting to mention that his country has much more than two nuclear-capable bombers on the other side of the planet.
There’s growing outrage over Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent vacation to Myanmar. The internet lashed out at him, ironically on his own platform, for supposedly supporting so-called “genocide” against the “Rohingya” by deciding to travel to Myanmar, whose government is responsible for contributing to the conditions whereby over […]
164 countries signed the politically binding UN Migration Pact during a summit in Morocco. This piece of international legislation is marked by controversy after over a dozen countries got cold feet in the months following its provisional agreement over the summer by all UN member states except for the US. […]
The Russian and Indian navies are carrying out exercises in the Bay of Bengal, which come on the heels of the ones that they just concluded on the mainland between their countries’ respective armies. Russian-Indian relations areundergoing a renaissance at the moment after the late Ambassador Alexander Kadakin paved the […]
Leaders must be accountable to their people. Prolonged periods of absence from the public spotlight, particularly if the said leader is abroad for medical treatment to deal with an undisclosed illness, will naturally lead to speculation that only grows more outrageous with time.
It’s difficult to imagine the government cracking down on these firms by breaking up their monopolies in advance of the public interest if they’re so dependent on their current internal organizational model for carrying out military-related tasks.
There’s no such thing as the so-called “Crimean Corridor”, but it plays to Poroshenko’s domestic political interests to pretend that there is, and if he’s even partially successful at manipulating international perceptions surrounding this fake news narrative.
Accusing one’s adversaries of the exact same thing that you yourself are doing is a classic method of deflecting attention from one’s own actions by pretending that you’re being victimized by the selfsame, which therefore “justifies” escalating tensions.
The US is increasingly being squeezed out of the real Afghan peace process streamlined by the Golden Ring of multipolar Great Powers and led by the Russian-Chinese-Pakistani Trilateral, hence Khalilzad’s desperate attempt to make it seem like America still matters.
Basically, the “designer baby” industry could easily lead to “superhuman cyborgs” and a bioweapons arms race that might altogether frighteningly wipe out large amounts of the global population and fundamentally alter what it means to be human.