Hong Kong is presently experiencing a political crisis. Large scale use of law enforcement and military is being used to disperse the protesters. However, the system itself is failing and it will lead to additional protests. Historically, an achievement of the Freudo-Marxists was the quantum leap through the rationalistic outlook which had dominated in the Marxist tradition. Furthermore, the escalation of the crisis in Hong Kong is inevitable due to the bygone times and political reality of the Chinese territory.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently made striking accusations against the United States. Karzai is claiming the US is trying to meddle in the upcoming September 28, 2019 presidential elections. The former Afghan president is insinuating that Afghan citizens have no influence over who the US installs into the executive office. These allegations may cause a new round of tensions in Afghanistan, and at a time where international peace negotiators are trying to organize a treaty that will allow an exit for the US led peacekeeping coalition.
In recent days, the Chinese media has been glorifying Russia and its various national and international accomplishments. Since all media is government run and there is a Great Firewall of China, the only news Chinese citizens can get is through the state-run and approved outlets.
Europe will not gamble on any uncertainty in NATO. Large EU economies are putting forth a tangible effort towards sovereign and continental defense outside of their historic NATO contributions and technology is one of their focuses. Although these new efforts pale in comparison to the combined NATO size and budget, they are a sign that sovereign defense still matters in the Eurozone. One such “startup” defense initiative is France’s DIA.
Keeping in the spirit of Soviet style governance, on July 3, Russian President Putin signed into law a withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The law was passed through the Duma (Russian Parliament) almost unanimously. The Duma is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, the upper house being the Federation Council of Russia.