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A Report from NATO’s Front Lines

Things are moving in the right direction in eastern Europe, but there is considerable work left to be done. All is busy on NATO’s eastern front. That was our main conclusion during a recent study delegation to Lithuania sponsored by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense and organized …

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The Trade War Is Justified

Ying Ma Beijing wasn’t going to liberalize, and Washington needed to push back against unfair practices. The raging U.S.-China trade war has inspired much commentary on America’s China policy. The conventional narrative among the foreign-policy establishment is that the United States has engaged with China because for too …

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Forget the U.S.-China Trade War: Is a Conflict Over Taiwan the Real Threat?

Ted Galen Carpenter Tensions between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are surging to an alarming extent. The latest indicator is the recent exchange of heated rhetoric between Gen. Wei Fenghe, China’s Minister of National Defense, and Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, the Taiwanese government’s chief policymaking …

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Russia’s Best Defense Against America’s Pressure Strategy May Be China

Dimitri Alexander Simes The growing economic ties between Moscow and Beijing could prompt the Kremlin to harden its stance towards Washington. While the trade war between Washington and Beijing continues to flare up, Chinese president Xi Jinping traveled to Russia this week for three days to attend the …

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY: RE-ELECTION IN ISRAEL

For the first time in the country’s history, the Israeli Prime Minister was unable to form a government. Today, the deadline for Benjamin Netanyahu to form the ruling coalition has expired. The Knesset, with 74 votes in favor and 45 against, voted for self-dissolution. Repeat elections will be …

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Enemy for USA

IT IS GURILLA WARFARE. IS IT AN OTHER VIETNAM? OR A NEW AMERICAN – ISLAM WAR? HOW LONG IT TAKES?     HISTORICAL BACKGROUND —————————————————————————————— Christopher Columbus             Columbus’s signature                                        Columbus’s ships flag After five centuries, Columbus remains a mysterious and controversial figure …

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Jordan between the Hammer of Economic Hardships and the Anvil of the “Deal of the Century”

Shehab Al Makahleh June 4, 2019 President of the Jordan-based Political Studies of the Middle East Center, Founder of the US-based Geostrategic and Media Center The public outrage seen in the Jordanian street has been growing louder, alongside the state’s failure to fight the country’s rampant administrative and …

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China’s Rare Earth Dominance: How Usable a Weapon?

By Andrew S. Erickson Gabe Collins It could provoke a response from Washington that Beijing does not want to see. As Washington and Beijing brace for a protracted trade war, Chinese sources increasingly discuss the potential for weaponizing the Middle Kingdom’s major mineral advantage: rare earth elements (REE). Some …

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