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July 30, 2019

Right from his start as Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson preparesfor quick general elections.Boris started his first day with big lofty promises: better education; fantastic new infrastructure; “caring for the whole country” incl. rural districts…

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June 17, 2019

It is great foot-work of Scotland to communicate the messageof Independence to the EUResistance to Scottish Independence will come – and perhaps even also from a corner not in England, but across the pond. The UK is a key US ally.Scotland has a strategic…

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May 22, 2019

Trump does not want to replay the Iraq war.In world politics, things change very fast now. Yes, for 1-2 days last week, one wondered if the US government was stumbling into a war with Iran. Now, reactions from all sides — including the EU, the US…

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April 17, 2019

It is grossly unnoticed – and from official side unbelievably denied - just how much “free” western media are controlled by security agencies. Due to the secretive nature of the problem, most of it happens “below-the-radar”. So we must carefully…

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April 4, 2019

Brexit is a calamity.For the Irish border, Brexit is a travesty. Brexit creates uncertainty about the continued peace in the north of Ireland.For the Republic of Ireland, Brexit also means complications for trade, not only with Northern Ireland but also…

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October 9, 2018

A defining moment for the US sanctions regimeEach year, the USA finds a new country or group of countries to target with sanctions. Each year the USA adds about 1,000 individuals to its ever longer sanctions list. Now, US sanctions are coming to a…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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