Mathew Maavak

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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…

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September 27, 2016

End of the US-Gulf Arab Alliance   US military umbrella for the Gulf Arab world may soon come to an end. There are sound economic reasons for this: Washington had spent close to $10 trillion in protecting Persian Gulf Arab tyrannies and…

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August 2, 2016

The failed “military coup” in Turkey last month is still replete with discrepancies, insinuations and outright lies. Disinformation and recriminations continue to swirl like an impenetrable black hole, blotting out cogent questions over…

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June 6, 2016

A Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea   A more concise version of this article was published as a CCTV Panview Oped.   The rhetorical war between the China and the United States over the South China Sea dispute is…

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May 10, 2016

On April 24, Armenians commemorated the 101st anniversary of the 1915 genocide that consigned 1.5 million men, women and children to a torturous end. The Anglo-Saxon world, which was battling the Turks during this period, appeared powerless as another…

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March 12, 2016

Panview: Geo-politics in the Asia-Pacific region continues to face turbulent times. What are your thoughts about the current state of this region?   Maavak: Actually, they are not as "turbulent" as the Western media makes them…

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March 6, 2016

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top parliamentary body, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body, are scheduled to convene its annual sessions, known as the "two sessions" on…

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February 29, 2016

Two centuries ago, the Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich astutely observed: "Asia begins at the Landstrasse.” Nations east of this Viennese street, were already exhibiting parochial undercurrents that were contrarian to Western…

 
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