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US Reclaims Turkey For The Western Alliance

Less than forty-eight hours separate the US President Joe Biden’s meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in Brussels from his summit with Vladimir Putin at Geneva on June 16. In between falls the shadow of the North Atlantic Security Organisation (NATO) summit. This is simply exquisite as far as planning of […]

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Biden Clears The Air On Russia Ties

The US President Joe Biden’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post My trip to Europe is about America rallying the world’s democracies will draw wide attention in world capitals from Brussels to Beijing. He says right at the outset that this weeklong trip to Europe, the first overseas trip of his […]

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Biden-Putin Summit Is On

On March 17, on the eve of the first scheduled meeting in Alaska of senior Chinese and American diplomats since President took office, the United States sanctioned twenty-four Chinese officials for undermining Hong Kong’s democratic freedoms, including a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, Wang Chen. In diplomatic terms, the timing […]

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GG or Geek Geopolitics (II)

Part I A crucial cluster in modern technologies is the production of semiconductors. Decades of progress in the mass production of chips containing ever-higher numbers of circuits has radically altered the economics of computing and fundamentally reshaped the global economy. The personal computer revolution of the 1980s, the internet revolution […]