27 March 2017

The Geopolitical Intelligencer

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Russia seems to be in the spotlight, marred by political protest as cooperation with China achieves new highs. Another financial crisis looms with pensions as a canary in the coal mine while it is all bad news on the surveillance front.

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The Colder War

According to Saudi intelligence, Daesh was invented by the US government

Lavrov Gives Landmark Speech: New Centers of Economic Power Will End US 'Global Domination'

China, Russia experiencing 'highest period of military co-operation', says US report

US and Russian Military Leaders Are Meeting Again, Breaking Long and Dangerous Drought

Russia, Trump, and a New Détente

Russia launches ‘unprecedented’ Crimea army drills to test rapid reaction forces

This Is What a Nationwide Protest Against the Russian Government Looks Like

The US Is Planning a 'Color Revolution' in Russia -- But Putin Is Ready

Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built – and he’ll never abandon it

The US Is Bombing Syria So Much That Watchdogs Can't Keep Up

Why would Google take sides in Syria’s Civil War?

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

Secret South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program Created Anxiety in Washington in Mid-1970s

The West is Becoming Irrelevant, The World is Laughing

The Next Must-Watch TV Show Is Russia’s Version of ‘The Americans’

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

The New Silk Road

Are America And China Destined For War?

5 Maps That Show China’s Biggest Limitations

Xi Jinping urges two-state Palestinian solution in talks with Israeli PM

Yuan Clearing Bank Opens in Moscow as Russia, China Dump Dollar in Bilateral Trade

Blackwater to open bases in Xinjiang

Deep Politics

Court Rules in Favor of Police Who Pounded on Wrong Door, Didn't Identify Themselves, Then Killed Innocent Man for Holding a Gun

‘Women’s March' Organizer Leaving the Country After Being Caught For Lying About Terrorism

Lavrov Calls Out NATO's Role in Afghan Drug Trafficking

Financial Crisis & Media

Goldman Sachs Backing A Copper Boom In 2017

Exchange students say U.S. schools easier and puzzle over all the sports

Top British universities found producing ‘fake research’

The Pentagon has never been audited. That's astonishing

Your pension could be at the center of America's next financial crisis

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

Wall Street First

Energy & Environment

Fitch Downgrades Saudi Arabia to 'A+' Due to Soaring Deficits, Declining Reserves; Outlook Stable

Trump Approves TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

Gas From Israel And The Flynn Wiretapping - Behind The Deep-State Infighting Over The Trump Election

Surveillance & Technology

Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

Digital Privacy at the U.S Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF

Wikileaks Published a List of Consumer Electronics “Targeted” by the CIA — Your Smart Phone and Computer Are Probably on It

The Senate Just Legalized The Sale Of Your Browsing History

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has some of the world’s most advanced technology

FBI’s facial recognition database has half of all U.S. adults on file

Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute