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Plamen Tonchev: “Apart from ‘greening’ the BRI, Beijing is called upon to demonstrate it can also ‘clean’ it from excessive financial burden.”

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MERICS China Briefing spoke with Plamen Tonchev, Head of Asia Unit at the Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER), Greece. As a MERICS European China Policy Fellow, he is studying China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) global infrastructure scheme and its impact on climate change. Questions by Gerrit Wiesmann, freelance editor  Chinese President Xi Jinping…

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The Stability of Foreign Policy Amid Political Chaos

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By George Friedman In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon stepped into the political and social chaos wrought by the Johnson administration and compounded it substantially. Hence, when I visited Europe during the late Nixon years, all of the talk was about the decline of the United States. This was partly due to the Vietnam War,…

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Western Lives Matter: Teacher Beheaded in Paris

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October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am “This is not an act of ‘separatism’, it is a declaration of war that must be dealt with accordingly”. — Pascal Bruckner, French author. France’s elites… fail to understand the ideological war that the enemies of open societies have declared on them. You can see it from the targets…

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No Longer United Against Israel: The New Arab World

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By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar October 20, 2020 Signing of the Abraham Accords on the White House Lawn, photo via US Department of State BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,781, October 20, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Arab states are no longer a single bloc opposing Israel but are divided into two coalitions. One…

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Russian Colonel Zhilin: ‘This Is Erdogan’s War Against Russia For The Caucasus’

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Following is an English translation of the October 1, 2020 on-camera remarks by Ret. Colonel Alexander Ivanovich Zhilin of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation provided to The Armenian Weekly. By Drago Bosnic On Oct 14, 2020  Originally at The Armenian Weekly– Published Oct 14, 2020 FRN Ret. Colonel Alexander Ivanovich Zhilin of the Armed Forces of the…

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International Law Can’t Solve the Greco-Turkish Island Problem

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Bloomberg The Law of the Sea is no match for geography, history and politics. To avoid war, Ankara, Athens and others must talk. Kastellorizo: Worth fighting over? Photographer: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images By Andreas Kluth 17 Οκτωβρίου 2020, 8:00 π.μ. EEST Andreas Kluth is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He was previously editor in…

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Lebanon, Israel dip their toes in maritime border talks

16/10/20 | 0 | 0 | 93 εμφανίσεις

8th October 20208th October 2020 by Cyril Widdershoven  On a wave of unprecedented Israeli-Arab normalization, which led to agreements with UAE and Bahrain, analysts are now focusing on the high-profile Israel-Lebanon negotiations. It is set up as a framework agreement for the delineation of maritime borders between the two countries, until now officially at war. Both…

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What Greece has learned (and Brussels should too) from the EastMed crisis

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New Atlanticist by Leon Levy    Atlantic Council European Council President Charles Michel listens as Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks ahead of the second face-to-face European Union summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium October 1, 2020. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is known for taking gambles when his…

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This New Airport Is Larger Than Manhattan

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AD takes you inside Turkey’s new transit hub, which pays tribute to the country’s traditional architecture and natural beauty By Charu Suri October 25, 2018 Photo: IGA by Havalimani Vaz Aci  Istanbul’s brand-new airport, called, quite simply, Istanbul New Airport, which partially opens on October 29, aims not only to redefine the country and make access to…

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Cheap drones from China, Turkey and Israel are fueling conflicts like Armenia and Azerbaijan’s

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They’re upping the casualties in regional clashes that until now have been limited by smaller countries’ inability to wage effective air campaigns. Maintenance personnel check a Predator drone operated by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine Operations in 2013.John Moore / Getty Images file Oct. 14, 2020, 11:30 AM EEST By Sébastien Roblin, military…

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Turkey’s Much-Hyped Defense Industry Far from Self-Sufficient

15/10/20 | 0 | 0 | 113 εμφανίσεις

by Burak Bekdi Originally published under the title “Canadian Block on Drone Parts Shows Turkey’s Defense Industry Still Not Independent.” ANKARA, Turkey — The Canadian government’s decision to suspend export of key drone parts to Turkey has once again thrown a spotlight on Turkey’s ongoing efforts to develop a self-sufficient defense industry. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

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U.S. Response to Turkey’s Renewed Survey Activity in the Eastern Mediterranean

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PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 13, 2020 The United States deplores Turkey’s October 11 announcement of renewed Turkish survey activity in areas over which Greece asserts jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey’s announcement unilaterally raises tensions in the region and deliberately complicates the resumption of crucial exploratory talks between our NATO Allies Greece…

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Is Turkey’s new gas discovery a game changer?

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Ali Bakeer and André Rodrigues Rocha The new gas discovery is the largest of its kind in Turkey’s history. [Getty] Date of publication: 6 October, 2020 While the discovery of Black Sea natural gas is highly significant both economically and politically, it may not reap the rewards that Turkey expects. Over the past few years,…

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Turkey’s Trojan Horse and Iran Appeaser Azerbaijan Is No Ally for Israel

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Opinion |  Alex Galitsky Haaretz Yusuf, a six-year-old boy from Azerbaijan with his face painted in the colors of the Azerbaijan flag at a protest against Armenia. Istanbul, Turkey, October 4, 2020.Credit: Emrah Gurel,AP Thanks to the Gulf, Israel no longer needs its oil-for-arms alliance with a Baku in bed with Erdogan’s ultranationalist military adventurism. For…

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The World Population in 2100, by Country

11/10/20 | 0 | 0 | 202 εμφανίσεις

The World Population in 2100, by Country In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the global population could surpass 11 billion by the end of the century. Last year, the UN revised these estimates, but the numbers it came up with were still well above 10 billion. These regular projections from the UN have been…

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Mapped: America’s $2 Trillion Economic Drop

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It only took a handful of months for the U.S. economy to reel from COVID-19’s effects. As unemployment rates hit all-time highs and businesses scrambled to stay afloat, new data shows that current dollar GDP plummeted from nearly $21.6 trillion down to $19.5 trillion between Q1’2020 and Q2’2020 (seasonally adjusted at annual rates). While all states experienced a decline, the effects…

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