Havel’s true political allegiances came to the fore during his years as president. Like fellow dissident Lech Walesa, he supported the Nato bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. In 2002, he sided with the rightwing Republican hawks on Iraq.
On a recent day, the main street of Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi was awash with American flags. Like neighboring Azerbaijan, Georgia is another strategically positioned former Soviet republic in the Caucasus. The occasion for the flag display was the visitREAD ON
Professional Western China watchers are almost guaranteed to read the tea leaves wrong. Prisoners of a malicious script, and permitted only to see the economic world through the capitalist rulebook, their analyses are often way off the mark or simplyREAD ON
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Recently Beijing has become increasingly upset with US presence in the South China Sea. It may see exercising with the Russians in the Baltic as just the right antidote. Amusingly the Dutch, the British and the Danes all scrambled toREAD ON
ONE OF THE most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the country’s most extreme and discredited neocons. While the rise of Donald Trump, whom neocons loathe, has accelerated this realignment,READ ON
This is important to point out. We need to make a lot of noise when creeps like Brazile try to insert a mind virus this toxic into public consciousness, so that it will be met with skepticism and critical thinkingREAD ON
China is now working with the Socialist government of Nicaragua to construct an alternative to the Panama Canal that will be controlled by anti-capitalist forces. China has rewarded Nicaragua for its cooperation with a huge amount of investment. The WallREAD ON