Eurasia

The Vocabulary of Neoliberal Diplomacy in Today’s New Cold War

George Soros has thrown a public hissy fit over the fact that he can’t make the kind of easy money off China that he was able to make when the Soviet Union was carved up and privatized. On September 7, 2021, in his second mainstream editorial in a week, George …

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Saudi Arabia seeks low key influence in Afghanistan

Riyadh is looking to expand its relationship with the Taliban, to expand and protect its interests in the region, and counter Iranian influence. In a sign of renewed interest by Saudi Arabia in engaging with the Taliban, the kingdom’s former head of intelligence, Prince Turki al-Faisal, met with top Taliban …

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China’s Jiangxi Copper to develop Mes Aynak when situation allows

Members of the Islamic Emirate were seen on Monday touring the Mes Aynak copper mine, which two Chinese companies had been developing. China’s Jiangxi Copper Co Ltd said that it and the Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC) were monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and would push forward with the development …

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The True Lessons of the Afghan War

Disagreements over how to assess the American exodus from Afghanistan have kept the pundits busy these last weeks, even though there wasn’t much to say that hadn’t been said before. For some of them, however, that was irrelevant. Having overseen or promoted the failed Afghan War themselves, all the while …

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Bitcoin the Messiah: El Salvador Goes Crypto

In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register. “Bitcoin accepted there,” it proclaims brightly. Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse for the punters and those casting an eye in the direction of the store. Cold hard cash …

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Mossad may have destroyed some IAEA equipment at Iran nuclear site

IAEA chief: We do not know how much data lost from broken cameras An incident at Iran’s Karaj nuclear facility in June, which was attributed by many to the Mossad, may have destroyed some of the IAEA’s monitoring equipment, International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said Monday. He did …

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Arab Journalists, Columnists: Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood And Hizbullah Share A Similar Ideology

Following the Taliban’s recent rise to power in Afghanistan, articles in the Arab press, especially the Saudi and Emirati press, claimed that the Taliban shares many similarities with other extremist organizations in the Arab and Muslim world, including Al-Qaeda, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Hamas and Hizbullah. The articles claimed …

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The Big Losers From Brexit – OpEd

Those watching British news in recent weeks could not have failed to notice that the normally boring UK retail sector was vying for the top slot alongside dramatic images of the collapse of the Afghan government in the face of a Taliban onslaught. While reports on Afghanistan highlighted the hectic …

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How To Invest In Crypto: Beginners’ Guide – OpEd

Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto seem to be buzzwords these days, as BTC is making top news headlines every day after its blazing bullish start to 2021. The million-dollar question is how to invest in crypto? Since you have landed on this page, dear reader, the chances are that the crypto …

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A Legacy Of Corruption In The FDA And Big Pharma – OpEd

Our healthcare system is broken, a fact nobody would have disputed in precovid days. Regulatory capture is a reality, and the pharmaceutical industry is fraught with examples. Yet we trusted private-public partnerships to find an optimal solution to a global pandemic, assuming a crisis would bring out the best in …

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