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China’s Alleged Support for Russia’s Military Build-up in Ukraine Draws International Concern
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in February 2022. Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin/Reuters By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Washington China is reportedly providing significant support to Russia’s military efforts in Ukraine, marking its most substantial military assistance to Moscow since the Soviet era, according to senior US officials
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The Resurgence of the “Axis of Evil” and Its Implications for Global Security
By Alexander Turner* In 2002, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address introduced the world to the concept of the “Axis of Evil,” a term that became synonymous with nations deemed threatening to international stability. Fast forward to the present day, and echoes of this phrase reverberate through
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France’s Assertive Stance on Ukraine: A Game-Changer in European Geopolitics
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff In the heart of Prague, Emmanuel Macron delivered a stark message to Europeans: now is not the time for cowardice. His words reverberated across the continent, sparking controversy and drawing both support and criticism. Just days prior, Macron’s call for not excluding the possibility of sending
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Germany’s Vital Role in US Defense Strategy Sees Surge in Troop Presence
By Alexander Turner* Germany continues to play a pivotal role in the United States defense strategy in Europe, as the number of US military personnel stationed in the country has experienced a significant increase under the presidency of Joe Biden. This surge reflects growing tensions in Europe and a renewed
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Navigating European Rearmament: Assessing Threats, Realities, and the Path to Peace
By Daniel Robinson* Introduction Two years into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with escalating tensions and a growing call for massive rearmament. The urgency to strengthen defense capabilities stems from a perceived threat of war between Russia and the West. However, the
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Putin Warns Western Troop Deployment Risks Global Nuclear Conflict
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies MOSCOW  — In a state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a stern warning to the West against further involvement in the Ukraine conflict,
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The Evolution of Alliance Cohesion: Europe’s Strategic Responsibility Post-Ukraine
By José Carlos Palma* Introduction The recent events surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have prompted a reevaluation of Europe’s stance on NATO and the pursuit of “strategic autonomy.” This article delves into the evolving dynamics of alliance cohesion, emphasizing the need for Europe to shift from notions of autonomy to
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Former Mongolian President Mocks Putin’s Historical Claims with Empire Map
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — In a bold response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s historical justifications for the invasion of Ukraine, Mongolia’s former president, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, took to social media to share a map highlighting the vast extent of the Mongol Empire. The move comes after
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Russia Must be ‘Siberianized’ Again to Ensure Its Future Greatness, Karaganov Says
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff * Russia became great because it expanded into the lands east of the Urals and it must make that entire enormous region the center of its national life once again in order to ensure its future greatness, according to Moscow security commentator Sergey Karaganov. In an
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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Shuffles Top Military Leadership Amid War Challenges
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies In a significant move, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced a major shake-up in the country’s military leadership on Thursday, replacing the top army general as the conflict with Russia enters its third year. The decision comes as Ukraine grapples with ammunition and personnel shortages,
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U.S. Warns of Security Risks as Chinese Electric Cars Accused of Data Collection for China
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Washington D.C. – The ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China show no signs of easing, with the Biden administration issuing a warning that Chinese electric cars may pose a “significant risk to national security” due to the vast amount of data they
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Germany Braces for Decades of Confrontation With Russia: A Deep Dive
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits a training site where Ukrainian soldiers are being taught to operate the Gepard anti-aircraft-gun tank on Aug. 25, 2022. Photographer: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Alamy By José Carlos Palma* Unraveling the Historical Tapestry The anticipation of a prolonged confrontation between Germany and Russia triggers echoes of historical complexities that have
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