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Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... on its rise. If one looks at U.S. bilateral relations with other countries, the overall picture seems the same. The United States is very inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, where actions change and fluctuate in accordance with the situation at hand, but more a proof of cluelessness ...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international situation. As the growth pace of the national economy slowed down, China’s ...


The Biggest Problem is to Be Caught Deliberately Violating Sanctions

The PDVSA case raises important questions concerning Russian banks’ strategy regarding U.S. sanctions In terms of sanctions, February was significant due to reports about certain ties between Russia’s Gazprombank and PDVSA, Venezuela’s monopolist in oil production. On February 10, Gazprombank refuted a report by Reuters that PDVSA’s banking accounts had been transferred to the Russian lending institution. Later, Reuters shared insider information that Gazprombank had ...


Venezuela: US Regime Change Operation Falters

Venezuela is a tougher nut to crack The US-led regime change operation in Venezuela formally began with a bang, on 23 January 2019 in Caracas, when self-declared Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, who had come out of obscurity a few months earlier, declared ...


The Sanctions Will Grow in Size and Intensity

... pleases, should U.S. officials spot something they do not like. But this is of little concern to foreign businesses. The companies are operating, supplying their products and remaining on the production chains. Ivan Timofeev: Are US Sanctions Against Venezuela a Regime C Despite all this, it would be premature to consider this event a change in the sanctions policy against Russia. The sanctions will grow in size and intensity. Moscow and Washington are a long way from resolving their key contradictions....


Are US Sanctions Against Venezuela a Regime Change Precursor?

Four years under pressure The attempt to change the government in Venezuela and the unequivocal support of the opposition from the United States can hardly be considered a spontaneous phenomenon. For Washington, Nicholas Maduro has been a hostile figure from the very beginning of his rule in 2013. Economic sanctions ...


Remote Weapons Come of Age

The implications of advanced technologies for subversive activity During a military-related event on 4 August, 2018 Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro came close to being assassinated by a pair of drones. While Maduro escaped unscathed, the attack did injure seven soldiers. Various media outlets noted that this was the first known drone assassination attempt on ...


Is China still the "big dog" in Brazil and Latin America?

... US leader, has the ear of the president more than does Pence and because he is higher up on the Trump power curve, Kushner can "free lance" comments supporting Trump's inflamatory or concilatory tweets and statements regarding free trade, Venezuela, the Trans Pacific Partnership, etc, with the full protecoction of the White House apparat. Something VP Pence is unlikely to do.UPDATE  12  APRIL   In an action that helps facilitate opportunities for a greater political and economic opening ...


El Comercio names the senior Peruvian politicians involved in big Odebrecht scandal

... conclusions.UPDATE  17 DEC  Multiple sources have reported that the US-friendly "Group of Lima" which includes Peru, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and St. Lucia may break off relations with Venezuela due to its authoritarian government, disrespect for democratic values, and its poor record on human rights, among other things. Venezuela's foreign minister has responded to the move with anger, accusing the "Group of Lima" of behaving ...


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