If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it. It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology. With the efforts to discover a vaccine to the novel coronavirus being all but bound by solidarity, the race on plundering secrets has already begun in earnest. No […]
Australia matters little when it comes to international muscle. It is the retainer and pretender of power, a middle-distance runner who runs out of puff on the final stride. The big boys and girls look, agog. Why did you even bother? In the recent international relations shouting match (for Australia, […]
In a recent opinion, the Washington Post published a book review titled “Think we have military primacy over China? Think again.” The book titled “The Kill Chain” authored Mr. Chris Brose on 13 May 2020. The Author is a well-versed defense analyst and close to Pentagon. He has a deep […]
Smug assertions of liability in history are often incautious things. They constitute a fruit salad mix: assertions of the wishful thinkers; hopes of the crazed; the quest of genuinely aggrieved generations who feel that wrongs need to be rectified (the Elgin Marbles and transatlantic slavery come to mind). Before you […]
The political responses to Covid-19 have no medical purpose. A partially identifiable transnational group seized the opportunity provided by the epidemic to try to impose a profound transformation of European societies, just as it had used the attacks of 11 September 2001 to transform the United States.
When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare. In 1965, Washington pledged financial and technical support to the international effort to eradicate smallpox, though the initiative had initially […]
When the novel coronavirus started to get stroppy and make its now global impression, one theme seemed to be common. Facemasks were, at least initially, a conceit, a sort of fashion or extra-medical accessory. To use it was a mark of vanity. Rushing out to stock up on such masks […]
The strategic partnership established between Russia and Serbia has been reaffirmed with the spread of the pandemic of the Coronavirus in Serbia. Serbia was poorly prepared for the Coronavirus, so it sought help from Russia. On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Federation Armed Forces, President Vladimir Putin, […]
The US was blaming China for the outbreak of COVID-19 and instigating its allies to exert pressure on China. But a twist is seen with the murder of Chinese origin 37 years old young scientist Liu Bing. “He was involved in research of COVID-19 and was on the verge of […]
The US President Donald Trump has tied himself and onlookers in knots by his alternating encomiums and diatribes against China over Covid-19 in the recent weeks. Only he can cut the Gordian knot and that he will be in a position to do only after November when the US presidential […]
The inept reactions of European governments to Covid-19 were dictated by former advisers to Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush. Contrary to public rhetoric, they make no medical claims. Far from responding to the reality of the epidemic, they aim to transform European societies in order to integrate them into their political and financial project.
While the global economy plunges into a recession, actively aided by the coronavirus pandemic, the US is already hatching plans not just for its own recovery, but also the removal of geopolitical rivals like Russia and China. The expectation is probably that many countries will have been weakened by the […]