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Recent articles by Joel:

South Africa warns Blinken over US policies aimed at boxing out Russia and China

A recent congressional push against Russian influence in Africa threw a bit of a wrench into Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s plans to improve U.S. ties with one of the continent’s leading states. → Read More

UN chief: Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine war would 'probably' kill us all

A much discussed Russian option to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine would lead to a global conflagration, according to the United Nations chief. → Read More

Chinese envoy insists Taiwan ‘must be re-educated’ after subjugation

Taiwanese people “must be re-educated” to ensure their submission to the mainland Chinese regime, according to a prominent Chinese diplomat who admitted that public opinion in Taiwan has turned against Beijing. → Read More

Islamic Jihad vows ‘no truce’ in new conflict with Israel

An Iran-backed terrorist organization has fired scores of rockets against Israeli targets in retaliation for the assassination of one of their top commanders in Gaza, according to reports. → Read More

Top Russian hypersonics researcher arrested on 'high treason' charge

A top Russian scientist has been arrested on charges of “high treason” — yet another apparent casualty of an investigation conducted by Russian security services. → Read More

Blinken: US ships will sail through Taiwan Strait in defiance of China

Chinese officials have suspended a series of military dialogues designed to minimize the risk of conflict with the United States amid an uproar over the visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to Taiwan. → Read More

China rages at historic enemy Japan as it flexes muscle over Taiwan

Chinese forces fired several missiles that landed in waters near Japan, a display that suggests how a Chinese attempt to subjugate Taiwan could turn into a wider war. → Read More

Blinken warns China not to risk 'unintended consequences' militarily over Taiwan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China to restrain its military operations around Taiwan in order to avoid the “unintended consequences” of a crisis following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit this week. → Read More

China signals plans for 'gradually and continuously' raising pressure on Taiwan

Taiwan faces a new era of “gradually and continuously” increasing pressure from China, which has vowed to retaliate against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to the island democracy. → Read More

Ukrainian grain shipment sparks cautious optimism about food crisis and inflation

A senior Turkish official hailed the first shipment of Ukrainian grain since the beginning of Russia’s military campaign to overthrow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as a victory against the threat of famine and rising food prices. → Read More

China rejects US call for nuclear arms control talks amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

China denounced Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call for nuclear arms control talks as an attempt to “deflect blame” amid a brewing crisis over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan. → Read More

Kremlin declares ‘solidarity’ with China over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

China’s anger over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) long-discussed visit to Taiwan is “absolutely justified,” according to Russian officials. → Read More

Japan fears Putin will bring nuclear bombs back to battlefield

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling amid the war in Ukraine has made the return of nuclear warfare “a real possibility,” according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. → Read More

China seeks to dominate Western nuclear energy industry

China seeks to exploit the substantial transition toward the use of nuclear energy that a leading international watchdog says Western economies need to make. → Read More

US and Japan move toward founding of 'economic NATO' to counter China

Japan and the United States plan to pool their economic clout to prevent China from converting its enormous resources into strategic victories. → Read More

Blinken acknowledges ‘prospect for conflict’ with China over Taiwan

A looming showdown over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan could test the ability of U.S. and Chinese officials to mitigate the risk of war. → Read More

Russia using mass deportations to depopulate Ukraine

Russian forces are orchestrating a "massive displacement" program to depopulate Ukrainian territory that falls under their control, a senior U.S. diplomat alleged after an international investigation. → Read More

UK warns about China's 'warfighting' nuclear weapons as Taiwan crisis looms

China is developing nuclear weapons designed for battlefield use and “to coerce others,” a senior British official warned as world leaders brace for a new Taiwan crisis. → Read More

China threat: Military ‘won’t sit idly by’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan

China has threatened to initiate an “extremely serious” standoff with the U.S. military over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) prospective trip to Taiwan. → Read More

US denies sanctions have worsened food crisis as Russia pits Africa against West

Secretary of State Antony Blinken's team dismissed Russian claims that Western sanctions have exacerbated the global food crisis as Moscow hopes to convert the controversy into a political advantage in the developing world. → Read More