Analysis

Time To Terminate US Counter-Terrorism Programs In Africa

WASHINGTON, US: Every so often I am reminded of how counter-productive US engagement in the world has become. Of how, after miserable failure after failure, this country’s foreign policy makers keep trying to run the globe and fail again. From the strategic defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan to the feckless effort to sway the excessive Israeli military operation in Gaza, the US has squandered its power, exceeded its capabilities, and just plain failed.
 
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America's Enemies At Home And Abroad

NEW YORK, US: Who are these people who love America so much, who are so grateful for the freedoms they can have only in America, that they cannot wait to take them away?
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Making Peace The Only Pathway To Preserve Ukraine's Statehood

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Successful actions of the Russian Armed Forces, heavy losses and retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a number of key areas, delays in the supply of Western weapons and military equipment lead to an increase in pessimism in Ukrainian society.
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Washington Is Not Telling Truth About The Gaza Pier

WASHINGTON, US: The Biden administration wants you to believe the U.S. is leading international efforts to get humanitarian relief into Gaza and that supplies are “flowing to Palestinians” via the military’s pier operation there.
 
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Tanking Think Tank

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Since the 14th General Election (GE14), Malaysia has witnessed a whirlwind of transformative changes, with the nation eagerly anticipating the fulfillment of Pakatan Harapan’s ambitious election promises.
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BRICS And De-Dollarization, How Far Can It Go?

WASHINGTON, US: As the current chair of BRICS, Russia is pursuing a rather extensive agenda related to finance that includes enhancing the role of member countries in the international monetary and financial system and developing interbank cooperation and settlements in national currencies.
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The China-Russia Military-Economic Gambit

HONG KONG, SAR: In April, the European Union President Ursula von der Leyen in effect endorsed US trade policy with China, imposing tariffs and restrictions supposedly to make bilateral trade more balanced and ‘fair,’ as President Joe Biden put it.
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What An Even Stronger Modi Might Mean For US-India Relations

WASHINGTON, US: To many observers, the leadership of President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has marked an emerging shift in the Indo-American relationship, pointing towards a new era of mutual alignment.
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The China-Russia Military-Economic Gambit

HONG KONG, SAR: In April, the European Union President Ursula von der Leyen in effect endorsed US trade policy with China, imposing tariffs and restrictions supposedly to make bilateral trade more balanced and ‘fair,’ as President Joe Biden put it.
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Don’t Believe The AI Hype

NEW YORK, US: According to tech leaders and many pundits and academics, artificial intelligence is poised to transform the world as we know it through unprecedented productivity gains.
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Turkey's Government Enables Terrorists

NEW YORK, US: Since 2002, Turkey has been ruled by the Islamist government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a vocal supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), a movement that seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Islamic sharia law.
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Russo-Ukrainian War: Widening The Front

SMO: There are certain regions of the world that seemed destined by the cruel caprice of geography and chance to be perennial battlegrounds.
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South Korea Faces Blowback Over Ill Advised Involvement In Ukraine Conflict

Back in August last year, analysts from the influential American newspaper Financial Times reported the signing of an agreement between the US, South Korea and Bulgaria on a comprehensive exchange of 155 mm artillery ammunition, as a result of which South Korean shells were at the disposal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. 
 
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Reflections On The Great Patriotic War: A Celebration With Tears In Eyes

MOSCOW, Russia: 1941-1945... This date every time causes the bitterness of loss, tears on the face of everyone who knows what it means. After all, nothing can be worse than war in the whole wide world... War... it took thousands of lives of innocent people, soldiers who fought for freedom, for a peaceful sky above our heads, for happiness and, in the end, for our lives... Brave, bold, strong... You can still list their human qualities for a very long time, but most importantly, they did not break under the onslaught of the Nazis, courageously saved the lives of many people and were devoted to their homeland because they loved it... The Russian writer Ivan Turgenev in his novel On the Eve wrote: “When one of us dies for the country, then one can say he loved it”. 
 
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Three Decades, Three Paradigm Shifts: How The Internet Transformed China

BEIJING, China: On April 20, 1994, China established its first full internet access, marking a profound transformative phase in various aspects of the country's economic and social spheres over the next three decades. I will not dwell on the significance of the internet to the Chinese economy. Instead, I aim to explore how the internet has influenced Chinese social paradigms.
 
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Xi’s Whirlwind European Tour, Playing Mediator To Mixed Reviews

WASHINGTON, US: When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in France this week, the world’s conflicts were top of mind. Press reports tended to fixate on whether French President Emmanuel Macron could press Xi to distance himself from Russia. But ultimately, the leaders’ focus drifted farther south.
 
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Beware Misplaced Trust In Pseudo-Intellectuals

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: Former prime minister Muhyddin Yassin undoubtedly a charismatic & popular Malay Leader got toppled from the Apex, thanks to his bossom buddies from the State of Johor. Muhyiddin the scion of a religious leader, educated in English and groomed by Tun Dr Mahathir himself, held many crucial cabinet posts.
 
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Will China Soon Control Both Elon Musk And SpaceX?

NEW YORK, US: At the end of April, Elon Musk at the last moment cancelled a trip to India, instead showed up in Beijing, and snagged a deal to rescue Tesla. The results were immediate: The shares of the electric-vehicle maker, which had been out-of-favor on Wall Street, soared on the news.
 
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