Tag: Europe

Can China Save European Classical Music From Europeans Who Have Destroyed Their Own Traditions?

Tragically, many formally trained musicians and non-musicians alike, make the false assumption that an orchestral score is the final product of any given European classical composer’s musical composition. This untruth has been reinforced even by some prominent musicians themselves (including Stravinsky and Toscanini) who would pretend that pages of paper […]

The EU Should Consider Revising Its Opposition to Capital Punishment in Light of “Daesh Flight” From Iraq and Syria

At present, the European Union unilaterally prohibits capital punishment in its member states. This remains the elephant in the room in discussions regarding European nationals who have illegally travelled to Syria and Iraq in order to fight in the ranks of the terror group Daesh (aka ISIS). Now that Daesh […]

German Officials Hesitant to Join US War on Huawei

The United States government continues to try and coerce its traditional European partners into to banning the Chinese tech firm Huawei from building European 5G mobile networks. In an attempt to stifle free market competition and consumer choice through scare tactics involving alleged but unsubstantiated security issues, Washington hopes to develop […]

Racist Sinophobes Worry That Modern China Will be as Aggressive as 19th and 20th Century European Empires

Because European empires caused both World Wars of the 20th century, after 1945 there was somewhat of a public move towards contrition in European political and intellectual circles, due to the damage that European armies along with their aggressive Japanese friends had done to the wider world. Ultimately, the wars […]

Belarus & Russia: Nipping The “Annexation” Infowar Narrative In The Bud

The emerging narrative that Russia is planning to “annex” Belarus is nothing more than an external infowar attack on their recently troubled partnership that seeks to accelerate the pace of Minsk’s pro-Western pivot by falsely fearmongering about Moscow’s geopolitical intentions. Applebaum Rings The “Annexation” Alarm Even the most casual “Russia […]

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Will Not And Must Not Become The New NATO

Established in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) formed as a means to enhance security cooperation among the great powers of Asia. Today, the SCO membership roll includes, China, Russia, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Currently, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are SCO observers whilst Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka […]

Afghanistan: Asia’s Ukraine

While much of the world has been transfixed by the post-2014 Ukraine conflict and its historical origins, Afghanistan’s internal conflicts and Kabul’s conflicts with its neighbours have followed much the same pattern. The main differences is that Afghanistan’s troubles have been going on for far longer. To understand the similarities […]