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2024 in preview: Flashpoints, elections, humanitarian crises
Looking into the snow globe, it’s that time of year to predict and prognosticate what awaits this tired world in the New Year. There’s a certain trepidation in the air as we view the current and emerging crises, especially during a highly contested election year in so many key countries. Read More.
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China’s Chairman Xi: Thou shalt not speak ill of the Chinese Communist economy
China's Ministry of State Security took to the WeChat social network recently to warn against "cliches that denigrate the Chinese economy." Read More.
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Island of 11,000 souls test drives climate gods' 100 percent renewable energy plan
In 2015, the island of El Hierro, the second-smallest and farthest-south and -west of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, set out to be 100 percent powered by wind and hydroelectric pumped storage. Read More.
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North Korea is now in a league of its own for missile proliferation
There they go again! North Korea’s reclusive communist regime ended the year with a provocative intercontinental ballistic launch, flying near Japan and splashing down in the Pacific. Read More.
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With end of cash flow from the West, Zelensky confronts political oblivion
Two years into the war against Russia, the funding spigot to Ukraine from the West has been essentially turned off. Read More.
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Top Biden Asia official: Pyongyang lost all interest in U.S. diplomacy after Trump exit
North Korea has not engaged with the United States since President Donald Trump left the White House, the top U.S. East Asia official in the Biden Administration told Congress. Read More.
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Voters shun polls in Hong Kong: From 71 percent turnout in 2019 to 27 percent
China, which decided in June 2020 that it owned Hong Kong, is enforcing its own atheistic version of the Ten Commandments. This flies in the face of a city which has long valued economic freedom and which experienced a spiritual revival during the daily mass street protests in 2019 before being silenced by brute communist force. Read More.
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'Not free' Venezuela targets mineral-rich region in neighboring 'Free' Guyana
Venezuela’s ruling Marxists are using some time-honored tricks to give their economically battered regime an edge for next year’s presidential elections. In a classic political mobilization tactic, President Nicolas Maduro held a “referendum” to ask his citizens what the future status should be for a mineral rich but disputed region of a neighboring country, namely Guyana. Read More.
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Italy’s conservative PM pulls plug on China’s BRI ahead of EU summit
Pointing to a major trade imbalance, Italy indicated on Dec. 6 that it would withdraw from communist China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The move came one day ahead of the China-EU summit in Beijing. Read More.
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R.I.P. Dr. Henry Kissinger: Now it is time to terminate his dysfunctional China policies
While the nation has for decades and will continue to mark Henry Kissinger's accomplishments and controversy, it is also time to mark the passing of his dysfunctional and self-defeating policies and approaches toward China under the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Read More.
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To say Kissinger ‘was a fraud would be too charitable,’ says Vietnam War correspondent
On Oct. 26, 1972, then-U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger said “peace is at hand,” insisting he had reached a deal to end the Vietnam War which would have the “North” Vietnamese and their southern affiliate, the Viet Cong remaining in “South” Vietnam and eventually working out an accommodation with the Saigon government, which would still have all the arms it needed from the United States. Read More.
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Multiple federal agencies failed taxpayers in China-linked California bio lab scandal
In December 2022, an illegal Chinese-owned bio lab in Reedley, California, was discovered when city code enforcement officer Jesalyn Harper noted a garden hose protruding from a supposedly unoccupied warehouse. When Ms. Harper first inspected the building, she found numerous building code violations and three employees from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Read More.
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Netherlands populist Geert Wilders elected in landslide, vows to end 'asylum tsunami'
Less than a week after populist Javier Milei's stunning landslide victory in Argentina, the party of Netherlands populist leader Geert Wilders soared to victory. Read More.
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From Abraham to Hamas: Raw history and Birzeit University poll counter simplistic rhetoric
In a surprise attack on Oct. 7, a Hamas terrorist force of about 2,500  brutally murdered 1,200 Jewish civilians, including entire families with their children, even babies. Another 240 were taken hostage, including children and the elderly. Many victims were tortured, and many of the women were raped. Read More.
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Argentina shocker: MAGA-style winner had like Trump charged election fraud
A populist outsider who drew comparisons to the rise of Donald Trump and the MAGA movement soared to a landslide victory in Argentina's vote for president on Sunday after Buenos Aires switched to paper ballots. Read More.

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