Mathew Maavak

Mathew Maavak

Mathew Maavak is a writer and geopolitical observer residing in Malaysia.

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October 8, 2017

Beijing will soon launch a yuan-denominated crude oil futures market that may eclipse the hitherto dominant dollar-based Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) exchanges. In an additional challenge to the dollar’s role as the global reserve currency…

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September 13, 2017

Imagine a swarm of rubber-band catapulted armed mini-drones flying in large formations over a battlefield? Now, ponder the fact that each drone was modified, armed and operationalized from off-the-shelf models worth less than $200 each. The future of…

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August 5, 2017

While the media is abuzz with various analyses on how the current India-China military standoff in the Doklam bowl may pan out, they generally miss the larger issue at stake: namely the need for a permanent border resolution between both nations. Any…

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July 4, 2017

The United States is a schizophrenic asylum of extreme paradoxes: While its internal politics reverberates with fake news-mediated recriminations, Americans yet find merit in the same disinformation machinery that facilitates false flags abroad.The US is…

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June 1, 2017

James Clapper, former director of US National Intelligence, recently claimed that Russians were “genetically driven” to manipulate and interfere in the affairs of other nations, echoing the Weltanschauung of a bygone dictator who harboured similar views…

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May 24, 2017

Sputnik Opinion Piece published on May 22, 2017 For someone who vowed to “eradicate radical Islamic terrorism” from the face of the earth on inauguration day, Flipper-in-Chief Donald J. Trump’s first trip abroad as US president was to Saudi Arabia where…

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April 27, 2017

Imagine that you lead the US deep state, and you are observing the real-time flow of Western technology, industry and next-generation skills to the East with alarm? How will you reverse this trend with one master stroke, and temporarily staunch the…

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April 17, 2017

Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed   By Ekaterina Blinova   The timing of Donald Trump's strike on Syria was aimed at sending a strong signal to Beijing, Malaysian geopolitical…

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April 12, 2017

Within three days of a bizarre chemical gas poisoning incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, the United States ratcheted up its global judge, jury and executioner role by firing a salvo of Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase that was used to combat Daesh…

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April 12, 2017

Exactly three years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on March 7 2014 (17:19 UTC time), the international whistleblowing site Wikileaks dropped a bombshell on how the US Central Intelligence Agency could weaponize just about…

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March 14, 2017

Winter is coming to an end, and America’s snow-flaked social justice delirium will finally thaw from its relative hibernation.  Spring is the time for nature to reset the cycle of life and conversely for the West, to unleash its repressed…

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February 28, 2017

In the asylum that is the United States today, many juvenile reasons have been posited for the growing mutiny against the presidency of Donald J. Trump.   Evidently, Trump had either miscalculated or misrepresented the extent and nature…

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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