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Welcome to my Blog

One European’s view of today’s World………

Where America returns to leadership of the West.
Where the world order created by the WWII victors is dying.
Where China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative still grows.
Where the 19thC Game of Big Power Politics has returned. Now it is Poker between China and the US, with Russia only holding a weak hand.
Where no-one else really matters, whether the EU, India, Germany or Japan.
Where soon ALL have to choose. America or China?
Where US containment of China, is dependent not on military might but on the ‘Dollar’s Dictatorship’ of the world’s monetary system.

Welcome to my Blog

One European’s view of today’s brave New World………

Where America returns to leadership of the West.
Where the world order created by the WWII victors is dying.
Where China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative still grows.
Where the 19thC Game of Big Power Politics has returned. Now it is Poker between China and the US, with Russia only holding a weak hand.
Where no-one else really matters, whether the EU, India, Germany or Japan.
Where soon ALL have to choose. America or China?
Where US containment of China, is dependent not on military might but on the ‘Dollar’s Dictatorship’ of the world’s monetary system.

Welcome to my Blog

One European’s view of today’s brave New World………

Where America returns to leadership of the West.
Where the world order created by the WWII victors is dying.
Where China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative still grows.
Where the 19thC Game of Big Power Politics has returned. Now it is Poker between China and the US, with Russia only holding a weak hand.
Where no-one else really matters, whether the EU, India, Germany or Japan.
Where soon ALL have to choose. America or China?
Where US containment of China, is dependent not on military might but on the ‘Dollar’s Dictatorship’ of the world’s monetary system.

CHINA’S SECRET WEAPONS REVISITED

CHINA’S SECRET WEAPONS REVISITED

CHINA'S SECRET WEAPONS REVISITED !!! there are 12 of them. They are called REEs – ‘Rare Earth Elements’. To understand see the Blog of 8 October 2020. There are several reports in S.E. Asia media that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MiiT) in...

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FRANCE’S “AFGHANISTAN”

FRANCE’S “AFGHANISTAN”

FRANCE'S "AFGHANISTAN" is the Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa - the GREEN area in the above map. Then note also the enormous size of the RED striped areas marking Jihadists activity in the Sahel, in comparison to the previous hot spots of Iraq Yemen Somalia &...

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MEET THE ‘PUTEENS’

MEET THE ‘PUTEENS’

MEET THE 'PUTEENS' in Novosibirsk, Murmansk, Omsk and Moscow. In March 2018 the Economist of London interviewed dozens of 18–20 year olds across Russia and gave them the name ‘Puteens’. They are the first generation of Russians to be born after Boris Yeltsin sat...

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ECHOS OF MINSK IN MOSCOW

ECHOS OF MINSK IN MOSCOW

Minsk the capital of Belarus is in Russia’s Backyard Pushkin Square in Moscow on Saturday could have been mistaken for the centre of Minsk, where protest marches calling for change have occurred each weekend despite the fury of Soviet era strongman Alexander...

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CHINA CAMBODIA and the DARA SAKOR PROBLEM

CHINA CAMBODIA and the DARA SAKOR PROBLEM

Rings Alarm Bells in Washington The Japan Times reports, the Dara Sakor is a 3.5-billion-dollar Investment Zone where a Chinese State company has acquired a 99-year lease. Planned is an international airport and deep-water seaport together with an industrial park, all...

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RUSSIA’S NEW HEAVILY ARMED ICEBREAKERS

RUSSIA’S NEW HEAVILY ARMED ICEBREAKERS

Russia recently launched at the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg, the ‘Ivan Papanin’ which is the first of a powerful new design of Combat Icebreaker to be deployed in the Arctic, where they will bolster Russia’s military presence as it seeks to assert its...

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“GLOBAL BRITAIN” struggles to materialise

“GLOBAL BRITAIN” struggles to materialise

The trade deals that the UK Government has so far concluded with non-EU countries, will not for many years compensate for the loss of European Markets. London believes that the principal advantage of Brexit, is that it will empower the UK to be more open to trade with...

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HUNGARY AND POLAND VETO EU’S BUDGET AND COVID RECOVERY

HUNGARY AND POLAND VETO EU’S BUDGET AND COVID RECOVERY

The move by Budapest and Warsaw was hardly surprising. The two governments have been fighting a long and protracted battle with Brussels against the EU’s Rule of Law mechanism. In April 2019 the EU Commission in Brussels in response to a wide-ranging debate amongst...

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NEW VIRUS IN BOLIVIA

NEW VIRUS IN BOLIVIA

COVID is NOT alone. Researchers for the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention have found another virus spreading among humans – reports the Guardian of London. They report the human to human transmission of a rare virus in Bolivia, which is believed to be...

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CHINA’S SECRET WEAPONS REVISITED

CHINA’S SECRET WEAPONS – there are 12 of them!!

They are called REEs – “Rare Earth Elements”: A family of 12 silvery metals with highly UNUSUAL physical and chemical properties. They are the critical components of our modern technologies. Everything from X-ray machines, TV screens, MRI scanners, hard disk drives to...

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JAPAN – Has a new Prime Minister

JAPAN – Has a new Prime Minister

What might the West expect from Japan’s new leader?? Shinzo Abe was Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister since WII. His resignation was unexpected but the Liberal Democratic Party moved swiftly to choose a new leader. Their choice was Yoshihide Suga who has been...

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NATO MAKES PEACE

NATO MAKES PEACE

‘Hats Off’ to NATO and its Secretary General for succeeding where the politicians and diplomats of Ankara and Athens have failed. NATO succeeded today in de-escalating a potentially dangerous conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean, where both Governments can only...

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BREXIT

BREXIT

IT’S THAT IRISH BORDER AGAIN!! We have been here before, in October 2016 to be precise. My first scheduled lecture for the 2016/17 season was changed to BREXIT!! That October for the first time I searched Google for a map of Northern Ireland!! Six months before...

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CHINA’s GROWING CAPABILITY IN SPACE

CHINA’s GROWING CAPABILITY IN SPACE

“US military eyes new generation of space weapons”, reports the Financial Times in London. In June Beijing has completed its constellation of 35 BeiDou third generation satellites to power China’s alternative to America’s GPS. Military and civilian satellites play a...

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RUSSIA TESTS A SPACE WEAPON

RUSSIA TESTS A SPACE WEAPON

“The world risks sleep-walking into a space war” – reports the Times of London Cosmos 2543 is a Russian satellite 600 km above the earth. For months the US has tracked 2543 because its actions raised alarm in Washington when it moved close to an American spy...

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CHINA’S  NEW GPS IS OPERATIONAL

CHINA’S NEW GPS IS OPERATIONAL

It is called BeiDou and is a competitor to America’s GPS. Take out America’s satellites and the West is ‘blind’. Our modern world will grind to a halt. Welcome to the new Cold War in Space. For 2000 years the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia from...

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