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Accommodating China is unavoidable

  • 2021-07-01
  • Xiao Geng

In their latest communiqué, NATO leaders declared that China presents “systemic challenges to the rules-based international order.” The response from China’s mission to the European Union was clear: “We will not present a ‘systemic challeng...

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The death of free speech in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily has been forced to close. On the day it was shuttered, people queued to buy one last copy; a million were printed. The paper was doomed since last year, when China’s Communist government imposed a harsh National Security Law on Hong Kong. Its offices were...

Beware America’s soaring public debt

America needs to rein in its soaring national debt. But US President Joe Biden seems eager to do just the opposite. The risks are too big to be ignored. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, President Barack Obama ran the largest budget deficits of any president since ...

The death of free speech in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily has been forced to close. On the day it was shuttered, people...

Beware America’s soaring public debt

America needs to rein in its soaring national debt. But US President Joe Biden seems eager to do ...

Prosecute the populists?

Until the cease-fire, the world’s attention was trained on Israel’s airstrikes on Gaz...

The Polish opposition’s own goal

Over the past six months, Poland’s government coalition, comprising Law and Justice (PiS) a...

Lukashenko blasts NATO ‘rascals’, calls on Lithuanians to depose politicians

During a ceremony marking the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 23, Belarus’ Alexan...

EU leaders reject Germany and France's proposal to resume summit meetings with Putin

European Union leaders rejected on June 24 a proposal by Germany and France to resume summit meet...

Biden’s predecessors emboldened Putin. Here’s how he can get Russia right

Joe Biden is the fifth American president to deal with Vladimir Putin. His predecessors, in their...

Disorder from the courts

In the notorious case of Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857, US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Tan...

BSF founders Olevs Nikers and Otto Tabuns: “Extensive destabilization of Belarus can lead to a humanitarian disaster at worst”

What will the geopolitical fallout be from the global COVID-19 health contingency? How will the g...

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss: “Even in the crisis, airBaltic is already a success story”

Aviation is among the sectors that have been bruised by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic the wors...

President Tokayev exhorts new parliament to take on new political reforms in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan, Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has on January 15, 2021, presented to the new...

Russia trying to return to the position that only super powers have unlimited sovereignty - foreign minister

RIGA - The Russian Federation is trying to return to a 19th century principle which stipulates th...

Belarusian analyst: “Lukashenko still does not get that the changes are irreversible”

The political tumult in Belarus, a result of the rigged presidential election last August that se...

A No-Brainer for the G20

We may soon witness the bargain of the century. G20 leaders, representing the world’s large...

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