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Putin Geneva

Biden-Putin, A Yalta II Rather Than A New Berlin

The United States, defeated in Syria, went to Geneva to accept the conditions of the winner, Russia. The summit of June 16, 2021 should put an end to hostilities on the condition that the Biden Administration holds its troops. Western Europeans will have to pay the bill. China is confirmed in its position as Russia’s partner.

America back

Is America Back?

Under President Donald Trump, Washington seriously challenged or outright withdrew from more than a dozen international agreements or institutions, including the Paris climate accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal, and the World Health Organization etc. Due to his rough language, he has offended some close allies and created […]

EU to help US counter China

EU Ready To Help US Counter China

In April 2021, the EU adopted its Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, which has been signed by the 27 foreign ministers of the EU member states. The conclusions of the special committee that developed the strategy show that the EU recognises the growing importance of the region and reaffirms […]

Religion and Fundamentalism

Religion And Politics (IV)

Part I, Part II, Part III Jewish fundamentalism In the history of modern Judaism, there are two messianic movements with fundamentalistic patterns of both theological thought and political practice: the religious Zionists and ultra-orthodox Jews. The first group is known as Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful) and they are […]

Switzerland Biden-Putin

Takeaways From Biden-Putin Summit

On the diplomatic stage, there is nothing to beat Russian-American summits in sheer theatrics. When the leaders of the two most powerful nuclear powers on earth sit face to face, anything can happen. What happened in 1985 is a classic example. In the shadows of Ronald Reagan’s famous characterisation of […]

Outcomes of Biden-Putin summit

The Outcomes Of The Biden-Putin Summit

The first-ever meeting between President Putin and President Joe Biden held on 16 June 2021 in Geneva carries high importance. Being realistic, one should not have expected any major breakthrough, but being optimistic, we must believe that it is just beginning and hope such high-level contacts will lead to better […]

Biden and Macron

US Accent Is On Bilateral Track To China

Part I The European countries have their own plans, while welcoming the US leadership and resuscitating trans-atlanticism but not jeopardising their cooperation with China. They will tread softly regarding Washington’s calls to crack down on China. Cooperation in the business circles will not be dented because enterprises will vote with […]

Antony Blinken and Dominic Raab

Why A Yalta II ?

The United States is not the hyper-power it dreamed of being. It has endured a terrible military defeat in Syria with a hundred allied states. Even if they continue to delude themselves, the time of reckoning has come. To survive, Washington has no choice but to ally itself with one of its adversaries. Russia or China? That is the question.