December 03, 2022

Geopolitics

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Russia-Ukraine war: A propaganda-free perspective
Many Americans see the Russia-Ukraine War as an extension of the 1945-1991 Cold War that pitted the U.S. and its NATO alliance against the former Soviet Union. Read More.
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Putin vows to respond in kind to 'nuclear blackmail'
In a video message on Wednesday, Russian leader Vladimir Putin accused the West of participating in "nuclear blackmail," and said "to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal." Read More.
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Britain’s new PM Liz Truss charts revolutionary course
With the global media fixated on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain was simultaneously coming under a new prime minister committed to fundamental policy transformation. Read More.
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List of military aid Team Biden says it sent to Ukraine
The U.S. Department of Defense claims $15.8 billion “in security assistance" has been sent to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including more than $15.1 billion "since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24." Read More.
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Russia’s Gazprom set to launch new gas field
As European nations which sanctioned the Kremlin over its invasion of Ukraine brace for a long, cold winter without Russian natural gas, Russia's state-controlled Gazprom energy company announced it will launch a new gas field in December. Read More.
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Xi clarifies: China-Russia, in that order, now rules world
Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday insisted the foreign policy “tandem” of Russia and China is a force for good on the global stage. Read More.
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UN Assembly opens amid widening global turbulence
Presidents, Prime Ministers, Potentates and Kings have assembled in New York for the opening sessions of the 77th UN General Assembly. The annual event, which was sidelined and subdued by the COVID pandemic, seems to be back in stride but lacking a bit of the buzz and expectations of previous years. Read More.
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Like the U.S., Israel is embracing authoritarianism
The move toward authoritarian governance is not restricted to Washington, D.C., analysts say. Israel, which receives billions of dollars in aid from the U.S., is leaning more and more in the authoritarian direction. Read More.
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CCP celebrates anti-U.S. governor’s win in Okinawa
Communist leaders in Beijing were reportedly celebrating the election victory on Sept. 11 of Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, who has adamantly opposed the U.S. troop presence on the Japanese island. Read More.
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CCP-paid lobbyists get results from Team Biden
Just days after a top Huawei lobbyist's brother joined the White House staff, Team Biden loosened restrictions imposed by the Trump administration on the sharing of U.S. technology with firms blacklisted for their ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a report said. Read More.
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Switzerland will fine, jail citizens who turn thermostats above 66 degrees
Switzerland's over-reliance on Russian gas combined with its climate change alarmism has created an energy disaster for the European nation, critics say. Read More.
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Japan sends 8 ships into Taiwan Strait
In moves that project a growing concern with China’s military buildup and aggression, Japan on Aug. 31 announced that its 2023 defense budget 5.59 trillion yen ($40.4 billion) could rise to 6.5 trillion yen ($46.2 billion) as it could request 100 more programs whose cost was unspecified. Read More.
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End of an era: Elizabeth's reign spanned 15 prime ministers
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland on Thursday. She was 96. Read More.
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Herd immunity: N. Korea banned both Covid and vaccines
Is it possible North Korea is correct in claiming victory over Covid by simply letting nature take its course? Read More.
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Afghanistan crisis worsens one year after Taliban takeover
One year after the appalling collapse of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban insurgents, the humanitarian crisis in that beleaguered South Asian country has gone from bad to worse.  Read More.

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