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A blog by Leon Oudejans


When will Shia and Sunni Islam focus on atheism in China?

Many articles claim that China brokered a peace agreement between Iran (ie, Shia Islam) and Saudi Arabia (ie, Sunni Islam). The main benefactor should be Yemen by ending the relentless proxy war between Shia and Sunni Islam. How about the (Muslim) Uyghur genocide in China? Much to my surprise, there is already a Wiki page on anti-China terrorism in Pakistan. "It is...

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Western Europe’s cynicism about Ukrainian suffering (FT)

Introduction LO: Simon Kuper is a great writer and he proves it again, below. This must-read article should make you think (again) about the various European and the American position(s) in this war between Russia and Ukraine. Yesterday, the EU announced its backing of the EU candidate status of Ukraine (and Moldova ! ). Its “assessment [is] based on the...

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New: a proxy World War

I never thought that I would be writing this blog. I'm still hesitating. Once it's published then I will have made my final decision. I'm hesitant because of the big words that I'm using (ie, a proxy World War). It's the only way that I can classify what's going on in Ukraine. This is no longer a regional war. Let me start by explaining my choice of words: a proxy...

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Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take Sides (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take SidesWSJ subtitle: Oil cartel producers can open their taps to help balance the market, but it would mean choosing the West over MoscowBy: Rochelle ToplenskyDate: 8 March 2022 "A Russian oil embargo ramps up pressure on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase production or...

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‘Everyone is freaking out’: Saudi Arabia’s ultimatum rattles big business (FT)

FT title: ‘Everyone is freaking out’: Saudi Arabia’s ultimatum rattles big business Financial Times subtitle: Multinationals face pressure to relocate HQs to kingdom as crown prince seeks to transform Riyadh By: Simeon Kerr in Dubai and Andrew England in London Date: 8 March 2021 "For decades, most top foreign executives popped in and out of Saudi Arabia for...

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Today’s strongmen are weaker than we think (Niall Ferguson)

The Times title: Today’s strongmen are weaker than we think The Times subtitle: The lesson of history is that dictators tend not to die in their beds Author: Niall Ferguson Date: 16 February 2020 "It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that strongmen now rule the world. The days are long gone when The Economist fawned over Angela Merkel as the “indispensable...

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