John Dobson

A supporter of  U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign referencing the QAnon conspiracy theory outside the Trump National Golf Club

Truth Decay can be painful and dangerous; it might even kill

People around the world no longer rely on facts and data as much as they used to. This is a...

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With Biden and Magnitsky, US can lead world on human rights

Magnitsky awards are named after Moscow lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was tortured and beaten to death 11 years ago by...

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Spare a thought for Donald

Trump presidency has so despoiled the office and undermined his country’s claim to the world’s respect that smirking authoritarians are...

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rally outside the State Capitol building as votes continue to be counted following the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Lansing

Can the Disunited States of America survive this election?

The extraordinary idea of the break-up of America is receiving attention nowadays because of the dramatic Republican-Democrat divide in the...

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Xi Jinping’s dystopian world is a danger to democracy

Xi is using the power of technology not only to repress the Chinese people, but to push his Marxist-Leninist mode...

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Middle East is benefitting from China-U.S. tensions

All six GCC countries are playing a careful diplomatic game with the US and China, believing that they could be...

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Seventeen days to go: Vigilantes are loading their guns

Trump’s warnings that he could lose only if he were cheated out of the vote are taken by many as...

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What’s the point of the Quad?

The risk is that if the Quad develops into a Nato-like alliance, it will create a self fulfilling prophesy in...

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Foreign policy blunders of Trump 1.0 could be dangerous for India

Because the US abrogated the JCPOA, it’s unlikely that the UN will re-establish global sanctions on Iran. America will pursue...

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Czech out this pocket of resistance against China

In the eyes of many Czechs, as Chinese investment has increased, so has corruption. The new pro-China direction has sparked...

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Sleepy Joe or Dodgy Donald, who would be most effective against China? President Biden, of course

One of the two elderly, flawed characters will be elected to be the most powerful person on the planet in...

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Two reasons why Trump has a deferential relationship with Putin

London: When asked a question about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last week, President Donald Trump gave a...

Fifty-eight more days before America explodes

Fifty-eight more days before America explodes

With 58 days to go, Joe Biden remains the firm favourite to win the presidency on 3 November.   “For...

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Is the ‘Abraham Accord’ already unravelling?

The UAE now joins Egypt and Jordan to make the third Arab state to recognise Israel.   This month’s announcement...

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Zany conspiracists propel Trump’s Republican Party to a new low

Marjorie Greene does not only confine herself to rants and disparaging remarks against Jews, Blacks and Muslims, she is also...

The clock is ticking for TikTok

The clock is ticking for TikTok

Being tough on China is a linchpin of Trump’s re-election campaign.   “Brazen hypocrisy” is perhaps not the most diplomatic...

Why Putin will keep a watchful eye on elections in Belarus

Why Putin will keep a watchful eye on elections in Belarus

This election comes when the love-fest between Russia and Belarus, which has blown hot and cold since 1995 when they...

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The Covid-19 vaccine conundrum

How will countries which produce a viable vaccine decide on global allocations of their vaccine? Could we be about to...

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Peak India will happen in 2048

The world’s population at the end of the century is confidently predicted to be 8.8bn, but the population will peak...

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Ignore the financials, China’s Belt and Debt Initiative is paying dividends

BRI is not globalisation but Chinese dominance, control, penetration and resource extraction.   London: Seduction is a powerful weapon and...

The curious incident of Putin’s assassination Unit 29155

The curious incident of Putin’s assassination Unit 29155

Recently, a retired GRU officer with knowledge of Unit 29155 confirmed that it specialised in preparing for ‘diversionary’ missions, ‘in...

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Apartheid or war? Dangerous times in the Levant

Annexation would create an explosion of resentment among the Palestinian population, leading to revenge attacks on Israel and possibly even...

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A dangerous time to be a journalist

The Philippines, where hundreds of journalists have been murdered since the fall of the Marcos regime, has become the deadliest...

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Is America descending into a failed state?

Francis Fukuyama claimed, ‘America’s political rot is infecting the world order. This could be as big as the Soviet collapse.’...