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Xi Jinping’s ‘worst-case scenario’ warning is realism, not pessimism

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the country’s National Security Commission in stark terms of the grave security concerns facing the...

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The EU should produce evidence if it wants to punish China for ‘sanction circumvention’

Several weeks ago, news reports emerged that the European Union’s executive body was mulling bloc-wide sanctions on some Chinese companies for...

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DeSantis’ disastrous presidential announcement shows he isn’t serious competition for Trump

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 bid for president of the United States on Wednesday, immediately spawning criticism from the left,...

28.05.2023 10

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Key EU decision on Meta exposes US data surveillance complex

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, was fined a record-shattering €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) on Monday by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission...

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‘Normalization of Assad’ is objectively a positive thing for the world

Last week, Saudi Arabia invited Syria, long excluded from multilateral formats in West Asia, to the next rendition of the Arab League. This was...

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Executed for poverty: Jordan Neely’s death exposes systemic flaws of US society

The parable of the Good Samaritan, as told by Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Luke, is about a traveler (assumed to be Jewish) who is stripped, beaten...

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Meet the Czech lawyer who rallies thousands to shake up the EU establishment

In mid-April, a fledgling political party that recently formed in the Czech Republic called Pravo Respekt Odbornost (Law Respect Expertise; PRO)...

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Joe Biden claims to be the most pro-union president in history – but workers disagree

US President Joe Biden announced his re-election bid last Tuesday, hoping to cement a second term after the results of the 2024 presidential election...

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The New York ‘secret Chinese police station’ is a propaganda bogeyman

The US Department of Justice recently cracked down on a so-called “secret Chinese police station” in New York City, leading to the arrest of two...

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Elderly politicians threaten the US system’s ability to perform

In October of 1984, former US President Ronald Reagan, who was then an incumbent 73-year-old commander-in-chief, participated in the second...

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China’s role in the Yemen war ceasefire should not go unnoticed

Eight and a half years of the Yemeni civil war has seen the Arab country torn into shreds. Estimates suggest at least 350,000 people have died from...

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The US spied on its key allies. Will they finally resist?

US President Joe Biden’s administration is in a serious bind after officials were made aware last week that a cache of secret documents was leaked...

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By flirting with Washington, Taiwan’s leader angers not only Beijing, but her own voters too

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen met US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California last Wednesday as she was transiting through the States on a visit to...

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A thaw in Türkiye-Syria relations can be a step toward a ‘New Europe’ in the Middle East

Delegations from Syria, Iran and Türkiye met in Moscow with their counterparts this week to discuss the normalization of ties between Türkiye and...

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Here’s why simply living in the US is likely to reduce your life expectancy

Recently, National Public Radio (NPR) in the US published a story titled 'Live free and die? The sad state of US life expectancy’ that explored the...

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The Taiwan leader’s American visit will only invite chaos to her island

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen departed on Wednesday for a trip to Guatemala and Belize, which is also bookended by US stops in New York and Los Angeles....

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Global South solidarity is the key to lifting up Central America — not Washington's Monroe Doctrine

Honduran President Xiomara Castro caused a stir in the media when, on March 14, she remarked that she instructed her foreign minister to re-establish...

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The US is killing its own tech dominance with xenophobic bills

A new bill introduced in Texas by State Representative Tony Tinderholt would, if enacted, bar undocumented students, as well as any students from...

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The Pentagon's decision on ICC cooperation is a critical juncture for US imperialism

The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Whether in Europe or the Asia-Pacific, Uncle Sam is ready to screw over his ‘friends’ for profit

Tsai Ing-Wen, the leader of Taiwan, is slated to visit California and meet with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in April. This meeting will certainly...

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US progressives and MAGA Republicans joined forces to end the occupation of Syria – but came up short

On March 8, Representative Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution that would have forced congressional oversight to be applied to the continuation of...

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‘Havana syndrome’ has been debunked, but will lessons be learned?

For seven years, US diplomats worldwide have succumbed to mysterious illnesses and abnormal acoustic sensations dubbed “Havana syndrome,” after...

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Meta is subverting the Bolivian government while enabling the far right

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, has blocked a slew of accounts and groups as part of its “Adversarial Threat” program. The social media...

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Is ChatGPT going to replace political commentators?

When I was a freshman in high school, my geography teacher had us read The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas...

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Some US states want to bring back child labor instead of giving adult workers better pay

Amid an ongoing push for higher wages by US workers, including union-building efforts and a national railway strike that was averted last December,...

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By skipping Ohio to visit Kiev, Biden handed Trump a massive political win

It’s been weeks since the Ohio train derailment that took place on February 3rd, triggering the evacuation of the town of East Palestine and...

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George Soros is defending the unipolar world order, not freedom

Billionaire George Soros spoke on the eve of this year’s Munich Security Conference on February 16, taking a particular shot this time at Indian...

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Chinese ‘human rights’ is set to top the news again, let’s talk about the Xinjiang Victims Database

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights kicked off its 73rd Session on February 13 and runs through March 3. NGOs are rushing to...

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US Congress’ anti-socialism resolution is both meaningless and ironic

The newly minted 118th Congress just took office and they’ve hit the ground running on essential issues concerning the American people. Days ago,...

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US inmates could soon be trading their organs for freedom

State legislatures around the United States are keenly watching the fate of a Massachusetts bill allowing prisoners to receive up to one year off...

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American manufacturing is back… to making weapons

Amid soaring inflation and other economic woes, the administration of US President Joe Biden has been obsessed with emphasizing any shred of...

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Anti-Asian hate crimes in the US are the direct result of Washington’s foreign policy

On January 11, 56-year-old Billie R. Davis stabbed an 18-year-old Indiana University student of Asian descent multiple times in the head while they...

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Why US-China trade is on track to break records despite all the politics

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met in Switzerland last week to manage differences and “prevent competition from...

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US sanctions on Chinese solar panels cripple its own green agenda and harm Americans

According to a recent South China Morning Post report citing the China Silicon Industry Association, last month, major Chinese solar panel makers...

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Moderna wants to quadruple the price of its Covid-19 vaccine as hundreds die per day

With the US federal government’s stock of vaccines for residents running out, Moderna now plans to raise the cost of its vaccine from $26 to up to...

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Meet Taiwan’s ‘unofficial Foreign Ministry’ – a US-based group pushing hard for its independence

US lawmakers’ support for Taiwan’s bid to become independent from mainland China would be non-existent without powerful lobbying and influence...

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Brazil riots show the ‘Trump Effect’ in action

For the second time now, January has become a special month in which people in a major democratic country are incited to violence against key...

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This non-profit organization is influencing US scholars on behalf of Taiwan

In recent years, the US has seen both a remarkable shift in policy regarding the region of Taiwan, which China claims as part of its sovereign...

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Nancy Pelosi is stepping down as US House speaker, and few will miss her

The 118th United States Congress will be inaugurated on January 3, 2023, ushering in a number of changes, including Republican control of the House of...

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US State Department’s new anti-China unit is a waste of time and resources

The US State Department announced on December 16 the launch of a so-called ‘China House’ unit, an internal reorganization designed to help sharpen...

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US nuclear fusion is a breakthrough for the chosen

The United States Department of Energy announced last week that on December 5 scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a complex at the...

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Biden sexual assault accuser Tara Reade is ready to testify to Congress, and believes other victims will go public

On December 7, US President Joe Biden signed into law the Speak Out Act, which, according to his Twitter account, is “a bill that’ll enable...

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Will Ron DeSantis exorcise Donald Trump?

A few weeks ago I just wrapped up a trip to the United States where I was staying with my conservative Republican family. That was during the midterm...

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China’s no-strings-attached partnership is a win-win arrangement for Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his ‘epoch-making’ visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, as the Asian economic powerhouse seeks new inroads in the...

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China is shifting away from zero-Covid

China is shifting away from its strict zero-Covid policy. That’s clear from recent developments in the country and some signals from state media,...

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This ‘swamp’ politician Trump helped uplift may be his 2024 rival

After the recent 2022 midterm elections that saw Republicans underperform relative to polls yet still flip the House of Representatives in their...

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The US says NATO will 'address the problem' of China – but allies don’t seem too eager

According to a recent report by the Financial Times, the US is ramping up the pressure to transform the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a...

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The US could see its supply chain derailed

One of the United States’ largest rail unions rejected a deal with freight companies and, after a cooling-off period that expires on December 9, the...

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