Mathew Maavak

Mathew Maavak

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

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November 13, 2023

Is planned obsolescence of products, services and talent part of a creative destruction process under the New Normal? “They don’t make them like they used to anymore” is an ancient lament that has resonated through the ages in various forms…

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July 13, 2023

Sub: The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda once had the staunch backing of billionaires, Western governments and the United Nations. Big Capital, however, is backtracking from the very Frankenstein it had created. What are the reasons…

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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…

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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…

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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 analyst Mathew…

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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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    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  
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