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Jun 14 2021

Vague Alternatives and G7 Summitry: The Build Back Better World Initiative

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark Summits often feature grand statements and needless fripperies.  In Cornwall, the leaders of the G7 countries were trying to position and promote their relevance as the vanguard of democratic good sense and values.  They, the message went, remained relevant, valuable and essential to the order of the earth, despite challenges posed by the autocrats. Never let contradiction get in the way of such a united front.  Babbling about liberal democratic values matters little when it comes to crusty realpolitik.  The UK and the US continue to supply armaments …

Jan 1 2021

Israeli-Gulf Normalization: Between Optimism And Cautions

Donate Illustrative image DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285 Written by Maj. Gen. (R) Khalid Marshoud exclusively for SouthFront. The year 2020 was marked with an unprecedented shift in the Israeli-Arab relations. The Abraham Accords between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain are a milestone in the geopolitical transformations in the Middle East, where the Palestinian issue was overtaken as a central issue for Arab and Islamic countries; it allowed Israel to enter publicly the Gulf states, Arab and Islamic countries. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait refrained from normalization despite …

Nov 17 2020

A Return to Containment: Kennan and the Responsible Use of Power – Part 4

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Stewart J. Melanson PhD exclusively for SouthFront THE PREVIOUS PARTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: FIRST, SECOND, THIRD Introduction The focus of this 5-part series is the role of the US MIC in influencing US policy for the period from the end of the Cold War (1991), which marked the start of US global hegemony, up to the present.  Since the MIC declared in 2017 that US global hegemony was no more, there has been rapid escalation in strategic competition between the US and China.  This New Cold War with China (and Russia), requires major investment in …

May 20 2020

Arctic In Flames

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront Of all the theaters of militarized international rivalry in the early 21st century, the Arctic promises to be the most complex and unpredictable. In terms of domain, military operations there would be conducted on land, in the air, on the sea surface, but also in the depths of the Arctic Ocean under ice cover. The geographic remoteness and climactic harshness of the climate and terrain mean any conflict there would be fought the gaze of international media or citizen reporters. Next to the Antarctic, the Arctic is …

Apr 17 2020

France: Administrative And Medical Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Donate SOUTHFRONT NEEDS YOUR HELP TO STAY ALIVE! Since April 1, SouthFront has collected 1,843 USD. This is about 36.9% of the minimum monthly budget. SUPPORT OUR WORK NOW: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE As of April 16, 2020, France had: 165,027 infections (an increase of 17,164 from the total reported on April 15) 31,305 were hospitalized; 32,812 discharged; 17,920 deaths (increase of 753); 6,248 were in intensive care. France officially introduced quarantine on March 17 for 15 days. On March 27 it was extended to April 15. On April …

Mar 6 2020

Presidential Election 2020 – In the Eye of the Storm

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront Biden His Time The South Carolina primary and the Super Tuesday were clarifying events which yielded the surprising result of returning Joe Biden to the status of Democratic Party front-runner for the nomination. It does not appear likely the Party hierarchy desired this result. Given the hype surrounding some of the younger candidates such as Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg, it is more likely they were hoping to repeat the success of the Obama formula. Namely, a young, charismatic, inexperienced candidate who can be all things to …