Category Archives: Regimes

Big Tech has placed its bet – on Genghis Khan of our time

Andrew L. Urban The 19th century Russian writer Alexander Herzen’s greatest fear when thinking about the future has come true. He said “What I’m really afraid of is Genghis Khan with a telegraph.” The absolute autocrat with all the apparatus … Continue reading

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What keeps President Xi awake at night?

Andrew L. Urban Australia has earned the international community’s respect – and got China’s attention – with our highly visible resistance to China’s bullying tactics. As for Taiwan … most China experts and commentators are worried, anticipating an armed invasion. … Continue reading

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CCP’s ‘Sintenery’ of death, destruction, oppression and fear

Andrew L. Urban The more the amoral Chinese Communist Party parades its robotic army, its tanks and its missiles in celebrating this week’s centenary of its founding, the less confident is the regime, the more brutal its stranglehold has to … Continue reading

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Japan tells Myanmar junta to restore democracy

Japan has issued its strongest condemnation of the Myanmar military coup, urging the military to “swiftly restore the country’s democratic political system”, as Canada and the UK joined the US in announcing targeted sanctions against the coup leaders. Japanese Foreign … Continue reading

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Hooray for Hungary & free speech

Andrew L. Urban For those who, like me, escaped from Hungary’s oppressive communist government in the 1956 revolution, there is sweet irony in the news that Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga is planning to sanction social media companies over what … Continue reading

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Chinese regime broadens repressions in 2020 – report

The Chinese regime has this past year broadened its repression of groups domestically while ramping up human rights violations around the world, a bipartisan U.S. congressional commission warned in its annual report, according to The Epoch Times. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said … Continue reading

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By their actions …

Andrew L. Urban There is much outrage and ridicule from the US Democrats and lefties in general that Trump isn’t conceding defeat, claiming voting fraud that benefited his opponent, Joe Biden. But ‘ye shall know them by their actions’…. They … Continue reading

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Dead Man Voting

Andrew L. Urban Data from the official Michigan government voter index indicates that a man who died in 1984 has voted in the United States presidential elections on Nov. 3 via absentee ballot. Absentee, indeed. But this is just one … Continue reading

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Treat China as a political psychopath

Andrew L. Urban In respect of China, “The dilemma for Australia is how to steer the ailing ship of state through the decoupling storm at a time of historic weakness and uncertainty,” according to Alan Dupont, CEO of geopolitical risk … Continue reading

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Fact checking Google on a revolution

Andrew L. Urban. Apart from the self contradiction in one sentence to the next, the unsourced statement on a Google page for the Hungarian Revolution, that the US requested but was refused freedom of passage through Austria is a total … Continue reading

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