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Trump’s “Prosper Africa” Strategy Is An Admission Of Defeat But Also A Wily Trap

National Security Advisor John Bolton recently announced the Trump Administration’s new “Prosper Africa” strategy, which is basically a tacit admission of defeat acknowledging that the US’ objectives there haven’t been achieved since the end of the Old Cold War, but it’s also a wily trap for encouraging China and Russia […]

The Return of The Balangiga Bells is a Victory For Duterte’s Policy of Non-Aligned Multilateralism

The Balangiga Bells return to their rightful owners  In 1901, American soldiers seized the bells of the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, during the violent Philippine-American war. The bells remained on US soil as largely forgotten war trophies although for many Filipinos the long awaited return of […]

The Turkey-US Roadmap in Manbij is on The Verge of Collapse

The Turkey-US agreement on Manbij appears to have broken down  Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made his strongest statement to-date regarding Ankara’s fury at the United States for failing to fufill its promises to cooperate with Turkish forces in clearing the northern Syrian city of Manbij of the YPG/PKK terror […]

Irony in The UK: The Same Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Having IRA Sympathies is Now Britain’s Leading Unionist

The way things were  Throughout much of the later half of the 20th century, backbench British Labour Party Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn worked tirelessly to end the so-called “troubles” which gripped Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and late 1990s. As part of this campaign, Corbyn met with Irish […]

China Confirms Arrest of Second Canadian as Pressure Mounts on Ottawa to Free Political Prisoner Meng Wanzhou

China’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed the arrest of Canadian national Michael Spavor. Spavor is a businessman who is perhaps most famous for organising tours of the DPRK (North Korea) for westerners. Spavor met with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un long before Donald Trump ever did and reportedly helped to arrange some of […]

The French Opposition’s No Confidence Measure Cannot Remove Macron – For That a Full Parliamentary System is Needed

France’s peculiar political system  One of the peculiarities of the French political system which is similar to some of the peculiarities of the Russian political system, is that rather than overseeing a US style congress, the directly elected French President oversees a National Assembly that is more similar to a […]