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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...

Virologist accuses China of covid cover-up

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.’...

Has Xi shot himself in the foot on Hong Kong

Has Xi shot himself in the foot on Hong Kong?

With no recognised rule of law, Hong Kong will become a high risk environment.   LONDON: Once again our screens...

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Covid-19 is accelerating the New Normal

Whether or not a successful vaccine is introduced, it will take years or decades for the significance of 2020 to...

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Can a Cold War between US and China be avoided?

One of the characteristics of the current pandemic is that it has magnified many existing geopolitical issues.   LONDON: Seven...

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Will Covid-19 ruin the reign of Tsar Vladimir?

LONDON: It was all looking good and going to plan. A deferential Duma had passed the legislation and a compliant...

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Covid-19 unveils serious racism in China

African ambassadors in Beijing have complained to the Chinese government about the discrimination being faced by Africans in China. Imagine this...

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China will exploit Covid pandemic cynically

China is now the great predator with deep pockets. LONDON: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste”, said the...

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An exit strategy from this nightmare

Two British academics propose a highly controlled return to normality by allowing a gradual increase of economic activity, while keeping...

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Coronavirus: Women are stronger than men

Geneticists who specialise in studying the immune response difference between the sexes believe that women have protective powers against superbugs...

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Russia’s disinformation about Covid-19 is itself a dangerous virus

In a world struggling to survive the onslaught of the invisible enemy, the Kremlin is pumping up its disinformation, inspired...

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Russia’s Deep State changed Putin’s mind

When Putin became President, the Deep State expanded into politics and economics, both on a governmental level and into state-related...

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Trial of Russian intelligence officers will infuriate Kremlin

It was just an ordinary flight, the sort that many of us take regularly. There were 80 children among the...