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Q&A: Erdogan and Putin’s Summit in Sochi, Russia

Question: On Wednesday, 29/9/2021, a summit was held between Erdogan and Putin in Sochi, Russia. The Turkish president was at the head of a delegation that included the head of the intelligence service, Hakan Fidan, and the head of the presidential communications department, Fahrettin Altun, and the presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, without any of his […]

You reckon them united while their hearts are divided: The United States stabbed France in the back

Australia’s negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement have been postponed as the scandal surrounding Canberra’s decision to cancel its defense contract with Paris escalates. As noted, in solidarity with France, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen expressed doubt that the bloc could conclude a trade agreement with Australia.

China and America: War, Engagement or Containment

On September 24, 2021 the leaders of the informal alliance Quad declared, “Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.” [1] The leaders did not name China as the main target of their statement, but it was very […]

Q&A: The Scopes and Significance of the US Military Alliance with Britain and Australia

Question: What are the scopes and significance of the US military alliance with Britain and Australia? Is it directed against China? Or is it a British and American slap to France after it destroyed Britain’s influence in Tunisia, and after its followers turned against America’s agents in Guinea, and after France’s efforts to build a […]