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The Return to the Era of Spheres of Influence in Eurasia

22/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 108 εμφανίσεις

By Emil AvdalianiMay 21, 2020 Map of Eurasia in a 1936 textbook, photo by Bryan Costin via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,575, May 21, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Geopolitical trends of the last two decades show that pivotal states in Eurasia are working to recreate their zones of influence. In so doing, they are…

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Politics and Religion: Why Is Constantinople Reluctant to Resolve the Conflict Between the Antioch and Jerusalem Patriarchates?

21/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 184 εμφανίσεις

By Nadia Bazuk Global Research, May 21, 2020 The world is slowly beginning to return to a normal way of life. Shops, cafes, restaurants, and government offices are opening. Church life is also returning to its usual course. It would seem that the pause and problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could unite Local Churches…

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The post-American world is now on full display

21/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 153 εμφανίσεις

The Washington Post The World Health Assembly, conducted mostly virtually, in Geneva on Tuesday. (Christopher Black/Who/Via Reuters) By Carl Bildt  Contributing columnist May 19, 2020 at 11:22 p.m. GMT+3 The annual meeting of the World Health Assembly — the general assembly of the World Health Organization — is normally not something that attracts major attention…

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China and the Coronavirus Pandemic

21/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 108 εμφανίσεις

By Roie YellinekMay 21, 2020 Photo by Li Lin via Unsplash BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,576, May 21, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The coronavirus pandemic is providing insights into the conduct and thinking of the Chinese leadership, which has far-reaching implications both internally and externally. The coronavirus is not the first pandemic to be exported…

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China legislature meets to set tone for global role in post-pandemic world

21/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 131 εμφανίσεις After a two-month delay caused by Covid-19, the annual ‘two sessions’ begins on Friday in the most challenging environment for decades A contracting economy, looming social and economic targets and an international backlash against Beijing form backdrop for meetings Jun Mai in Beijing Published: 6:30am, 18 May, 2020    This is the first in  a…

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US seeks to change the rules for mining the Moon

21/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 154 εμφανίσεις

Who owns the Moon? Henglein and Steets/Getty Images May 19, 2020 1.16pm BST Author Scott Shackelford Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Executive Director, Ostrom Workshop; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University Disclosure statement Scott Shackelford is a principal investigator on grants from the Hewlett Foundation, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and the Microsoft…

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Turkey needs flexible foreign policy now more than ever

20/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 110 εμφανίσεις

Turkey needs to adopt a softer foreign policy to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis it’s triggered, but the government’s rhetoric makes such a shift highly unlikely.  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 13, 2020. Photo by…

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Trump is refusing to unveil Obama’s portrait at the White House, breaking a 40-year tradition

20/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 150 εμφανίσεις

John Haltiwanger President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama at Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump will not hold a ceremony at the White House for the unveiling of former President Barack Obama’s portrait, NBC News reported. This marks a break from a 40-year tradition honored by presidents from both…

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How Coronavirus Emergency Measures Threaten Civil Rights

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 90 εμφανίσεις

By Dr. Manfred GerstenfeldMay 18, 2020 Photo by Craig Hellier via Unsplash BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,570, May 18, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Many governments have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by pushing aside civil rights. It is not yet clear whether this shift in national attitudes toward fundamental rights will continue over the long…

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Back to the Future: China and the US

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 107 εμφανίσεις

By George Friedman Geopolitical Future The COVID-19 disease, which seems likely to be with us for a long time, has done its part to define history. But it has not suspended history. Though there is much we still don’t know about the disease, we do know that all nations have been affected by it. The…

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Kremlin Suffers Setbacks in the Balkans

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 123 εμφανίσεις

ISW’S OVERWATCH PODCAST SERIES Sep 10, 2019 – Press ISW Overwatch, a podcast series from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what…

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How Coronavirus Spreads through the Air: What We Know So Far

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 128 εμφανίσεις

Scientific American The virus that causes COVID-19 can persist in aerosol form, some studies suggest. But the potential for transmission depends on many factors, including infectiousness, dose and ventilation By Tanya Lewis on May 12, 2020  New coronavirus is known to be spread via large droplets that fall to the ground. But whether it can be spread by smaller airborne…

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America Is in a New Cold War and This Time the Communists Might Win

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 154 εμφανίσεις

Newsweek BY BILL POWELL ON 05/18/20 AT 5:00 AM EDT The Propaganda Battle between China and the U.S. is heating up — and America is Not WinningILLUSTRATION BY RYAN OLBRYSH It had been a bedrock belief of U.S. policy for 40 years that it was possible to bring the People’s Republic of China smoothly into the family…

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Saudi Arabia’s Problems: Coronavirus, the Economy, and Geopolitics

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 141 εμφανίσεις

By Dr. James M. DorseyMay 18, 2020 Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, photo via Office of the President of Russia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,569, May 18, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Combatting the coronavirus pandemic and coping with its economic fallout may be Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s most immediate challenge. Equally urgent is…

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Turkey’s intervention in Libya turns tide to Erdogan’s advantage, for now

19/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 145 εμφανίσεις

Ankara has thrown in its lot with the Government of National Accord for reasons that have more to do with its own interests than Libya’s.  Fighters opposed to Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi fire a multiple rocket launcher near Sirte in Libya, Sept. 24, 2011. Gadhafi was killed a month later, and Libya has been…

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South Africa must block munitions sold to Turkey – analyst

18/5/20 | 0 | 0 | 150 εμφανίσεις May 17 2020 03:46 Gmt+3 Last Updated On: May 17 2020 03:52 Gmt+3 South Africa must block shipments of arms sold to countries at war, including munition shipments to Turkey despite the United Nation’s call for a ceasefire in Syria and Libya during the COVID-19 pandemic, analyst Shannon Ebrahim said on Sunday. Several Turkish military transport planes…

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