Daily Archives: May 7, 2022

Russia and China: The Worst Moment in History Coming Soon by Gordon G. Chang

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 24: The Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launcher and a Tigr-M (Tiger) armored vehicle during a Victory Day military parade in Red Square marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II, on June 24, 2020 in Moscow, Russia. The 75th-anniversary marks the end of the Great Patriotic War when the Nazi’s capitulated to the then Soviet Union.(Photo by Sergey Pyatakov – Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Russia has a nuclear doctrine known as “escalate to deescalate” or, more accurately, “escalate to win,” which contemplates threatening or using nuclear weapons early in a conventional conflict.

Turkey: NATO’s Pro-Putin Ally by Burak Bekdil

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Western leaders shrugged it off when, in 2016, Erdoğan said in plain language that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations.

The Destruction of Election Integrity: Your City Could Be Next by Lawrence Kadish

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The language could not be any clearer. You can participate as a voter in our American democracy if you are a citizen, over 18 years of age on Election Day, and meet certain state requirements regarding residency and registration – except in some areas of our nation which, inexplicably, now “allow non-citizens to vote in local elections only.”

European Union’s Border-Protection System Now A Tourism Agency for Migrants by Yves Mamou

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 16, 2021 Fabrice Leggeri, head of the EU’s border agency Frontex, poses for a photo at the Frontex headquarters in Warsaw. – The head of Frontex, Frenchman Fabrice Leggeri, submitted on April 29, 2022 his resignation from the European coast guard and border guard agency, which is to be “examined by the board of directors” on Friday, AFP learned from a source close to the case. (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

This accusation is at the heart of the conflict in the European Union: should EU member states keep their borders open at all times? And is it Frontex’s job to ensure that the borders of EU member states remain always open?
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