NATO Takes a Major Step Closer to Nuclear War

In a signal piece published April 27 in the Wall Street Journal, “The U.S. Should Show It Can Win a Nuclear War,” former Undersecretary of the American Navy Seth Cropsey argues that the U.S. should prepare to win a nuclear war if it does not want to lose it. For that, U.S. warships should be armed with nuclear weapons, and […]

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London Touts “the Return of Geopolitics” and the British Empire

Leading the drumbeat for “permanent war” with Russia is the United Kingdom, which was made abundantly clear over the past ten days, even for the most skeptical. To begin with, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stated openly what has long been policy, in a speech delivered on April 27 under the brazen title “The Return of Geopolitics”. In it, she laid […]

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The Wall Street Earthquake of April 22 Could Be Followed by a Tsunami

The financial earthquake that hit financial markets on April 21-22 could be precursor to a real tsunami if the Federal Reserve, as hinted at the time by its chairman Jerome Powell, actually does raise rates by 50 points this week. He made the statements in a panel discussion hosted by CNBC, with co-participants ECB president Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director […]

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EU Regulators Oppose Energy Market Regulation

On April 29, the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) issued its much awaited report on whether or not the current pricing mechanism for energy should be redesigned. France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece have rightly charged that mechanism with driving prices well over a real market price. The report, on the other hand, defends the mechanism […]

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China and India Respond to Provocations by von der Leyen et al.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen used her opening speech at India’s Raisina Dialogue April 25 to deliver the standard narrative on the “rules-based” order, telling her international audience that Russia and China are the enemies. To India, she offered the (unasked for) advice that it should rather stick with the European Union and economic, trade, and military deals […]

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Biden Administration Promotes Censorship to “Protect” Free Speech

The White House announced last week the establishment of a “Disinformation Governance Board” in the Department of Homeland Security, a decision defended by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as necessary to protect the right to free speech. Yes, you heard that right — to uphold the cherished First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees Americans the right to free […]

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Space Research: the Webb Telescope Outshines All Expectations

On April 28, NASA and JPL announced that the alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope is now complete, and it has been confirmed that each of its powerful onboard science instruments is capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images, which were proudly posted by NASA on the website. The team has decided to move forward with the next and final […]

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China’s Xi Jinping Calls for a Global Security Initiative

Less than two weeks after the international Schiller Institute conference took place on the theme of “A New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations” (cf. SAS 15-16/22), Chinese President Xi Jinping presented a remarkably similar proposal for a “Global Security Initiative”, in opening the annual Boao Forum for Asia on April 21. The concept, as laid out by SI […]

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Stop the “Algorithm of World War III”

The first trip to Kyiv of high-level American officials since the conflict began took place on April 24, after which Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced yet another package of military aid for Ukraine (which was certainly welcomed by the arms industry). But rather than pressing for negotiations, they indicated that Ukraine could defeat Russia […]

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