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Erdogan · Ankara

Turkey confirms opposition to NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

Coverage: 66 sources
NATO member Turkey has said it will not agree to the entry of Finland and Sweden. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the two countries support terrorists. The plight of the country's Kurds has long been a bone of contention between Turkey and parts of the international community. As a member of NATO, Turkey's approval is needed for Finland and Swedish to join.See the Story
Europe · Washington

US backs NATO bid for Finland, Sweden

42% Center coverage: 12 sources
On Wednesday in Brussels, the governments of Sweden and Finland submitted their applications to become members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO. Yet a number of think tank and former US officials have expressed skepticism as to whether the decision on the part of the two Nordic countries was either necessary or, given Russia's actions in 2008.See the Story
Europe · Ukraine

Sanctions Frustrating Russian Ransomware Actors

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Conti penetrated the computer systems of more than 1,000 victims around the world. Conti collected more than $150 million in ransoms to restore access. The fact that Conti wasn't put on a sanctions list may seem surprising given the widespread damage it wrought. But even without sanctions, victims are in a bind.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

Turkey making gains in the fog of Ukraine war

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Turkey has always had bumpy relations with NATO. The longstanding neutrality of Sweden and Finland was abandoned when both states submitted formal applications to NATO. But they are facing an unexpected obstacle on the way to membership: Turkey. Turkey's veto reflects its aims to change the status quo and make gains in three areas: the eastern Mediterranean, Syria and its own domestic politics.See the Story
Memorial Day · Ukraine

No traction for a war-ending deal in Ukraine

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is preparing the ground to reach a deal with the Russians. The US is hurrying to send new weapons to Ukraine, including HIMARS, a high mobility precision rocket system. The Russians have warned that there will be a price to pay if HIMARS is delivered and deployed.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

We need a real debate about the Ukraine war

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The impact on Europe, the Global South and the world is already profound. The more protracted the war in Ukraine, the greater the risk of a nuclear accident. It's as if we live with what journalist Matt Taibbi has dubbed an "intellectual no-fly zone" Those who have departed from the orthodox line on Ukraine are regularly excluded.See the Story

The rise of China in an integral context

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
In 1977, the American philosopher Ken Wilber published The Spectrum of Consciousness. Wilber developed a framework (AQAL) that integrates all human wisdom into a new worldview. The SDi model is highly sophisticated and valuable for personal development. But can it be applied to entire cultural-geographical regions, and countries as different as China and the US? In SDi's framework, China is predominantly blue, the US mostly green.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

Cardinal Richelieu foresees Russia’s victory in Ukraine

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Frida Ghitis meets the ghost of Cardinal Richelieu, master strategist of the Thirty Years War. He tells her that Putin's goal in Ukraine is to ruin it utterly, depopulate it and eliminate the possibility that Ukraine might become a venue for Western weapons. Ghitis: The damage to Ukraine's infrastructure alone exceeds $1 trillion.See the Story

China vows to boost trade despite US tariff disputes

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Chinese government has unveiled a series of new measures to boost external trade. The year-on-year growth of China's exports slowed due to lockdown measures in April. The lockdown measures hit the Chinese economy in April as the country's three major growth engines slowed down. While waiting for all these measures to show effects, Beijing is facing a more urgent task, which is to deal with US over tariff disputes.See the Story

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