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

Where America abrogates leadership of the West.
Where the world order created by the WWII victors is dying.
Where China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative seeks a dominant world position.
Where a possible containment of China, is dependent not on America’s military power but on the ‘Dollar’s Dictatorship’ of the world’s monetary system.
Where the 19thC Game of Big Power Politics has returned with a vengeance.
Where now its ‘Poker’ between China and U.S. with Russia holding a weak hand.
Where No-one else whether the EU, India, Germany or Japan really matter.
Where one day soon we will ALL have to choose between America or China.

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

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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