A Pitch for a Nationwide 5G Network Tailor-Made for Trump’s 2020 Campaign

Earlier this spring, Karl Rove, the veteran Republican strategist, was making the rounds in Congress to talk up Rivada Networks, a telecommunications company with a 5G business model predicated on partnering with the Department of Defense. Rove, a registered lobbyist for and investor in Rivada, met with staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

Populism And The People

They do not all look the same. But group them together and they clearly form a political family: Orbán, Erdoğan, Kaczyński, Trump, Modi, perhaps Netanyahu, Bolsonaro for sure. It would be a mistake to homogenise what are, after all, fundamentally different national trajectories: the causes of the rise of right-wing populism are not identical in […]

As Armenia Marks Anniversary of 2018 Revolution, U.S. Urges Pashinyan To End Playing Politics

U.S. patience with Armenia’s new government under Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is wearing thin as the administration through influential mouthpieces is urging official Yerevan to end a game of cat-and-mouse and get down to work. Washington is increasingly assertive in its criticism of Armenia’s ties with Russia and Iran, but it’s not clear whether it […]

Azerbaijan Tops China’s Economic Partners In The South Caucasus

The Chinese Xinhua agency has published President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev’s interview. -Last year marked the 26th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Azerbaijan. Mr. President, what do you comment on the current Sino-Azeri relations? What is the position of China in Azerbaijan’s overall foreign policy? In 1994, […]