Image China’s diplomacy efficiently flatters small states [Lima Charlie News]

China’s diplomacy efficiently flatters small states

In comparing and contrasting U.S. and Chinese diplomacy, China is able to catch more flies with honey. China’s investment first, ask questions later approach offers politicians the opportunity to pass any consequences of relations with China off to their successors. For China, diplomacy is often… Keep Reading

Military Industrial Simple

A two decade taxpayer-subsidised merger & acquisition spree has turned the Military Industrial Complex into something that would be totally unrecognizable to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.   In 2017, Lockheed accrued $35 billion in defense contracts, relative to $21 billion from its nearest competitor, Boeing.… Keep Reading

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The Right Response to the Death of Jamal Khashoggi

Opinion | Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is not an isolated incident but part of a pattern of reckless and destructive behavior by the Saudi Kingdom that includes ongoing support for extremist groups, the war in Yemen, and activities directly at odds with the West. The grisly… Keep Reading

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Little choice for Russia and China but to link up

For years, China and Russia have been making a show of seeking closer ties, but it has been more style than substance. Will the U.S. – China trade war kick the relationship into overdrive? Two years ago, China and Russia reached an agreement to link… Keep Reading

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Welcome to Jordan! A Return of Hope and Dignity

Trapped in a game of geostrategic chess, Jordan stands as a buffer in a region with little stability. Part 3 of a 3 part series. [Part 1 | Part 2] The Jordanian economy is beyond crippled and is heading towards insolvency. Amidst a weakening financial… Keep Reading

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Zimbabwe’s Election – Is there a path ahead?

OPINION: Since its inception Zimbabwe has been a divided country. Yet after the recent elections there may be hope, provided a ‘healthy’ opposition can rise to the occasion. President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (“ED”) recently penned an op-ed in The Guardian titled, “As president, here’s what I want… Keep Reading

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Critics of India’s ruling government rounded up in raids

Civil society groups in India are outraged, accusing the government of arresting activists to punish and ward off political dissent. Indian police have arrested five people for alleged links to Maoist Rebels. Rights groups have listed the arrested: lawyer Vernon Gonsalves, communist poet Varavara Rao,… Keep Reading

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Resistance mounts against China’s President Xi Jinping

China’s leadership faces rising domestic opposition in light of a faltering trade war against the US, leading Chinese society to question some long-standing truths. Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is facing increasing domestic resistance and opposition from all corners of society in light of the ongoing… Keep Reading

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