While observers focus on Turkey’s growing proximity with Russia, they forget that there are a number of geo-political divergences.
Disappointment may just be waiting round the corner for all sanguine folks eagerly waiting to bid adieu to 2020. Here’s a look at some of the not-so-great things we may have to brace ourselves for in 2021.
Given its timing and Putin’s believed-to-be fraught relationship with incumbent US President Biden, reports of him stepping down as Russia’s President has given rise to speculation.
As if damages arising from the fake news problem were not enough, there is more trouble brewing in the form of a technology known as “deepfakes”. And harm done by fake news can be insipid when compared with deepfakes.
What seems to be a territorial border dispute over a seemingly insignificant piece of mountainous land has serious international implications.
Interference in foreign elections is rapidly becoming a weapon of choice for affecting change in democratic nations. The US, with its not always illustrious record of engineering regime change, faces perhaps its greatest national security challenge from what is being termed Hybrid War, campaigns of propaganda and misinformation that seek to manipulate the will of the electorate.
John Bolton, Donald Trump’s longest-serving National Security Advisor until fired in September 2019, paints a very unflattering picture of the President in his memoir describing him as “erratic,” “impulsive” and “stunningly uninformed”.
The news is worrying because A: the basis for removal of Twitter accounts of certain countries (especially China) sets a dangerous precedent, and B: mainstream media is averse to investigate the hidden agenda behind the vicious move.
The pandemic triggered by coronavirus is a transformative global event, requiring fresh thinking. After decades of globalization, the political system in the US has become obsolete; regular spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline.
A senior Trump administration official and two ex-officials told The Washington Post that a nuclear test could show the world that the US can “rapid test” as well as strengthen the country’s position as Trump seeks a trilateral military and weapons deal with Russia and China.