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The Arctic Silk Road: A Huge Leap Forward For China And Russia

The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative in the Arctic Circle, which represents a new route that Beijing is now able to develop thanks to technology together with the strategic partnership with Russia.

US, Sweden, Finland Launch New Format Talks: Dancing To Washington's Tune

59 percent of Finns are opposed to NATO membership. Only 22 percent support the idea... Finland started preparations for a major military exercise of a scale it had not arranged since the end of the Cold War. “If there’s a crisis, it will be good for us to practice receiving help...”

Sweden, Submarines, And Propaganda

"Given the NATO-joining aim of those likely to be in power in a year’s time, it is relevant to examine Sweden’s recent association with Russia, which is regarded as an enemy by a regrettably large number of Swedes..."

Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

"Europe's democracy problem persists. Is democracy only allowed when it is no threat to the established status quo for nation-states? Should the central government send in the troops to beat citizens and seize ballots when people vote 'the wrong way'? "

The Underlying Reasons For Turkey's Disengagement From The US

" The post-war threats to Turkey’s security that at one time prompted its close integration with Western institutions, including NATO, simply do not exist today. And they are unlikely to reemerge. The real dangers for Turkey all come from a completely different direction - the Middle East..."