The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - the world's largest industrial think tank - has launched a campaign in the United States against China's industrial strategy. Taking the example of high-speed rail transport, it demonstrates how China, while innovating relatively little, has come to dominate the sector . The Chinese government started by heavily subsidizing a state-owned company, which became the major player in the market and swallowed up all the small innovative (...)
US President Joe Biden has visited Europe to make sure all his allies are holding on. After signing a New Atlantic Charter with the British, he imposed his views on the G7 and NATO summits. He strove to lock Europeans into the logic of his speech. So now he has a free hand to negotiate with the "enemy": Moscow.
Days prior to the US-Russia summit in Geneva, the “Yalta II”, Russian President Vladimir Poutin was interviewed by US television network, NBC News. Conducting the interview, journalist Keir Simmons asked him about the increasing power of the Chinese military, China's absence from the nuclear arms control negotiations between the United States and Russia, China's internal issue concerning Xinjiang, Russia's cooperation in the space program with China and the United States, and what Russia would (...)
The United States is not the hyper-power it dreamed of being. It has endured a terrible military defeat in Syria with a hundred allied states. Even if they continue to delude themselves, the time of reckoning has come. To survive, Washington has no choice but to ally itself with one of its adversaries. Russia or China? That is the question.
The United States and Russia have come to an agreement on Israel ahead of the Geneva summit, Yalta II. Russia had lobbied Moldovan-born Avigdor Liberman for two years to unseat revisionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But he continued to be backed up by the United States. Netanyahu is the son of the private secretary of Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of the Revisionist Party, ancestor of the Likud. According to his doctrine, Palestine is "a land without a people, for a people without (...)
Just two days before the USA-Russia summit in Geneva, the “Yalta II”, the Lebanese leaders are wrapping up their consultations in Moscow. After the Shia Islamist party Hezbollah, the Republic's Christian President Michel Aoun and Sunni Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, it is the turn of General Security Director Major General Abbas Ibrahim. Russia is eager to ascertain that Ibrahim will be loyal to Damascus and that he will actively participate in the repatriation of Syrian refugees to (...)
Troubled about the Pentagon's position on Taiwan, deemed “non-essential” to US interests, members of the G7, including Japan, demanded that the summit voice its support for Taiwan. The final communiqué said, "We remain seriously concerned about the situation in the East and South China seas and strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo and increase tensions." The aim is to prevent Beijing from interpreting the conclusions of the US-Russia summit in Geneva, Yalta II, as (...)
We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better. We remembered everyone who has been lost to the pandemic and paid tribute to those still striving to overcome it. Inspired by their example of collaboration and determination, we gathered united by the principle that brought us together originally, that shared beliefs and shared responsibilities are the bedrock of leadership and prosperity. Guided by this, our (...)
As Open Societies with democratic values we believe in academic freedom. The freedom to pursue intellectual enquiry and to innovate allows us to make progress on shared issues and drive forward the frontiers of knowledge and discovery for the benefit of the entire world. We recognise that research and innovation are fundamentally global endeavours. Nations, citizens, institutions, and businesses have made huge strides forward, not otherwise possible, through open research collaboration (...)
A. We, the G7 Leaders, commit to the global mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. We will act now, building on the G7 Metz Charter on Biodiversity and the Leaders' Pledge for Nature, championing their delivery, to help set the necessary trajectory for nature to 2030. B. Through this Compact, we commit to supporting global consensus and to taking bold action for delivery of ambitious outcomes for nature in 2021 at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 in Kunming (...)