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Communist Politics Are Bringing Disaster to China–And Xi Jinping
Political ‘accomplishments’ a must for Xi to maintain power over the regime, but his hardline methods could backfire at the upcoming Party congress this fall News analysis China is not doing well, and Xi Jinping...
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Russia Deploys Military Dolphins in Black Sea to Protect Naval Base, Satellite Images Suggest
According to a report published by the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) on April 27, satellite imagery suggests that Russia has deployed military-trained dolphins in the Black Sea purportedly to provide protection for one of its...
Russian Gas Exports Soar Even as Kremlin Requests Payment in Rubles
As the invasion of Ukraine continues into its third month, Russia has continued to supply a large amount of gas to many European countries. However, the aftermath of sweeping financial sections from Western powers has...
Russia Tests New RS-28 Missile Capable of ‘Striking Any Target on Earth’
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today (April 20) that his country has successfully tested the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile — hailing the weapon’s nuclear charging capabilities of being able to “strike any target on Earth.” ...
Oil Prices Fall 3% in Global Trade as US, China Adjust for Impact of Ukraine War
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues into its second month, oil prices edged lower this week after Moscow said it would reduce military operations near the capital of Ukraine and signaled willingness in considering a...
Drone Expert Describes Russian Weakness in Ukraine That Could Be a Lesson for Taiwan
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the Russian military has not been able to gain air superiority over Ukraine despite having fought the country for more than a month.  Luo Zhengfang, a Taiwanese drone...
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Biden Administration Bans All Russian Oil and Gas Imports Into the US
On Tuesday, March 8, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a ban on all Russian oil and other energy imports into the U.S. in retaliation for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Biden made the announcement at a...
As Ukraine War Rages On, Russia Increasingly Closes Off Its Internet to the World
After a week of threats and half-measures, Russia’s government has officially blocked Facebook and will continue to restrict Twitter and Instagram from the tens of millions of users in the country who use these social...
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War in Ukraine Could Spark Global Food Crisis ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’: UN Official
According to David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) at the United Nations (UN) Russia’s ongoing military offensive in Ukraine is putting markets in “serious turmoil” and he’s warning that “the bullets...
Western Intelligence Report: China Asked Russia to Delay Invasion of Ukraine Until After Winter Olympics
A recent intelligence report has indicated that Chinese officials requested in early February that Russian forces wait until after the Beijing Olympics concluded before beginning an invasion into Ukraine, according to sources from the Biden...
In the Face of War, Does China Still Consider Russia an Ally?
News analysis With Russia’s already-struggling economy getting battered with sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine, China has so far been willing to extend the world’s largest country some gestures of support, such as by avoiding...
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Putin Facing a Mountain of Crippling Sanctions Following Invasion of Ukraine
Following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, nation’s across the globe unleashed a barrage of sanctions aimed at crippling Russia’s invasion effort and economy.  The United States has joined its European allies in dramatically escalating financial...