U.S. Weekly Articles
The trade war between the US and Chinese Huawei continues. This time the conflict moved across the Atlantic and into the United Kingdom where the government recently announced a ban on the use of Huawei hardware in the construction of British nationwide 5G network. The move comes after the increased pressure from Donal Trump and domestic politicians criticising the ties between Huawei and Chinese intelligence agencies. The decision has caused an increased turmoil in Sino-British relations and may result in retaliatory actions from Beijing.
The crisis triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has first caused a health and then an economic crisis in the European Union. Restrictions taken to flatten the epidemic curve froze social and economic life in the Member States, causing unprecedented shocks to European markets.
The beginning of July 2020 brought further sanctions of Washington against China. This time, on July 2, the bill on penalties for banks cooperating with the PRC authorities was adopted.
At the end of 2022, when the Yamal contract expires, Poland will become independent from Russia in terms of energy. It will strengthen our independence and security even more. This is possible thanks to the alliance with the United States.
More than 19,000 terminated visits in medical facilities, cancelled scheduled treatments and patients being hastily transported to other hospitals in order to perform life-saving operations. This is not a scenario of a disaster movie, nor the effect of the global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Claiming that Berlin is not paying enough towards NATO, on 15th June 2020 President Donald Trump declared a reduction in the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany. If his words become reality, the contingent of US soldiers stationed in the NATO’s northern flank will be diminished by as much as 9 500.
Extreme situations caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease have brought to light the deep-seated structural problems of many nations, highlighted political tendencies of those in power and intensified internal conflicts of many societies. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is no exception to this principle.
Russia’s allied countries – Belarus, Armenia and recently also Kyrgyzstan – are demanding that Moscow reduces natural gas prices. Such demands have been formulated in Minsk or Yerevan for a long time, but nowadays, in the face of gas markets crash in Europe (among others), they are intensifying even more.
The US dollar (USD) – one of the world’s most powerful currencies, present in international trade even where the United States is not a party. The US is aware of this, using the dominant position of its currency to build economic power and to fight in the global game of influence.
While Russia’s activity in the Arctic is relatively widely commented on, much less known are the recent actions taken by the Russians at the opposite pole – in the Antarctic. Despite the international ban on the extraction of natural resources there, Moscow recently conducted seismic surveys, estimating the abundance of local oil and gas deposits.
Thanks to relatively early and decisive measures taken by the Polish government, the course of the pandemic by the Vistula did not take as dramatic development as in many other European countries.
On 25 March, less than two months after the formation of the government, a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Albin Kurti was passed. The recent conflict has not only divided Kosovo’s internal scene but has also highlighted the increasing friction between the USA and the EU.
On 27 March 2020, North Macedonia was admitted to the North Atlantic Alliance. The integration of the Western Balkans region with NATO is progressing much faster than accession to the European Union.
Shortly before the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic spread throughout the world, Georgia managed to settle the dispute between its government and the opposition and civil society, lasting several months. The political deadlock has tangibly threatened the stability of the country and has been overcome with the clear commitment of American diplomacy. However, it is possible that in the face of the approaching crisis, Georgians may need the help of the United States even more than before.