Category: Foreign Policy

Chatter #243 – Joanna Chiu: China Unbound – Hostage Diplomacy, Influence Operations, and Soft Power

Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the political aspects of its multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road” global investment project to its growing sway over foreign countries and multilateral institutions through “United Front” efforts. For too long, Western societies have mishandled or simply ignored Beijing’s actions, out of narrow self-interest….

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Chatter #239 – Kojo Koram on How Britain’s Empire Became A Global Corporate/Financial Empire

There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about Empire and it’s impact upon the present day, especially with the toppling of the Colston statue and the BLM protests in 2020. However, what is not as often discussed is the financial and corporate legacy left by the British and…

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Chatter #219 [Live] – Emma Reilly UN Whistleblower: The UN Are Complicit In Genocide

Emma Reilly is a former UN employee and now UN whistleblower who uncovered that the UN was handing names of dissidents to the Chinese government. Emma said, “One of the first issues we had to deal with was a request from China to know whether specific individuals were planning to attend the session….

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What Do The Taliban Offer The Women Of Afghanistan?

This article was originally posted here. The hashtag #womensrights has been trending on social media ever since the Taliban swept dramatically into the Afghan capital Kabul in what was an almost bloodless takeover. Aside from anything else, the transition of power was much smoother than that in Washington earlier this year, when the…

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Chatter #180 – Dr Yvonne Ridley: Who Are The Taliban And How Did They Conquer Afghanistan So Quickly

Yvonne Ridley is a British journalist who was captured by the Taliban in 2001. She later converted to Islam. She is a vocal supporter of Palestine and an avid critic of Zionism and of Western media portrayals and foreign policy in the War on Terror and has undertaken speaking tours throughout the Muslim…

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