Sunday , 31 May 2020

Opinion

What’s Behind Russophobic McСain’s Praise of Russia’s Op in Syria

Although Senator John McCain called Russia “a major player in the Middle East,” it is clear that his intent was to spite Donald Trump and outgoing President Barack Obama, rather than to recognize Moscow’s success, Russian academic Dmitry Egorchenkov told Radio Sputnik. US Senator John McCain has recently dubbed Russia a key player in Syria. However, there is more to …

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Oppose NATO’s Build-Up on Russia’s Borders? You Must be a ‘Collaborator’!

It’s not just the right-wing Donald Trump who is being bullied into toeing the “War Party’s” line on Russia. In Britain, exactly the same thing is happening to the left-wing Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader, quite sensibly, has criticized the provocative NATO military build-up on Russia’s borders and has called for a de-escalation of tension between the West and Russia. …

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Latin Americans Must Brace for New Economic Winds from U.S., China (Estadao, #Brazil)

The U.S. recovery and the slowdown in China have already had effects on Latin America. Though we don’t yet know the future impact of these processes, they are certain to grow in the coming years. The new international economic winds are detrimental for commodity-exporting countries that benefited most from China’s accelerated growth over the last decade. Among them, the damage …

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Statism is turning America into Detroit – Ayn Rand’s Starnesville come to life

Look at this description of Detroit from today’s Observer: What isn’t dumped is stolen. Factories and homes have largely been stripped of anything of value, so thieves now target cars’ catalytic converters. Illiteracy runs at around 47%; half the adults in some areas are unemployed. In many neighbourhoods, the only sign of activity is a slow trudge to the liquor …

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U.S. Arctic Ambitions and the Militarization of the High North

Canada recently took over the leadership of the Arctic Council and will be succeeded by the U.S. in 2015. With back-to-back chairmanships, it gives both countries an opportunity to increase cooperation on initiatives that could enhance the development of a shared North American vision for the Arctic. The U.S. has significant geopolitical and economic interests in the high north and …

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The Eye of Sauron Is the Modern Surveillance State

What can literary fiction teach us about recent revelations that the National Security Agency has aggressively been gathering massive amounts of data on American citizens? The novel one usually turns to, of course, is George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, with its terrifying vision of the Thought Police. Even President Obama, in response to questions about the NSA, has been forced to deny that the government has …

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