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Paradigm Shift | ASEAN AND America-China’s Trade War

THE CURRENT trade war between China and the USA ensures that relations will continue to be difficult because China is about to overtake the world as the number one power.

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Paradigm Shift | Pres. Donald Trump’s team doesn’t have power plan to define new strategy in Syria

THERE is no doubt the President’s team Pompeo-Bolton team will present the most significant challenge to Iran’s foreign policy in more than three decades. President Trump in selecting John Bolton as his new national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as

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Paradigm Shift | Syria: A political and moral failure of the world

THE AIR strikes in Syria by the UK, the US, and France have attracted the attention of a plethora of media again. The US, in spite of Trump’s claims that Washington is withdrawing from the region, has carried out a limited

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Paradigm Shift | The Intelligence in War

A NERVE agent was used to kill former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who were found unconscious in Salisbury, England, on a Sunday afternoon in March

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Paradigm shift | Israel prepares to go to war with Hezbollah

IF WAR breaks out again soon between Israel and Hezbollah, I would not be surprised. Iran has become the winner of the current Greater Middle East project, although the strategy was intended to redraw the map in favor of the West

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PARADIGM SHIFT| President Trump Should Move US Embassy from Iraq to Erbil

THE UNITED States has a track record of fighting its wars in the Middle East by generally recruiting local forces as proxies but then casting them off when regional politics intercede.

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PARADIGM SHIFT| Freedom in education

(Speech during yesterday’s program with students of the College Behind Bars, Alternative Learning System and TESDA held at Davao City Jail in Maa.) “The greatest error would be to do nothing.”

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PARADIGM SHIFT| An Overdue Kurdish State

HISTORY is giving the Kurds a chance to establish an independent Kurdistan for their children and grandchildren, and no country has any legal or moral right to deny this to the Kurds.

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PARADIGM SHIFT| Radicalization of Prisons

IN RECENT  years many homegrown terrorists have launched attacks in European cities like Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, London, for example, the 2015 January assaults

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PARADIGM SHIFT| Racism is a Two-Way Street

THE US has come a long way since the days of slavery, and huge steps were made towards granting equal rights on the basis of race in the 1960s.

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