14:30 [Global Research]
All relevant events on the international stage have some geopolitical effects. Terrorist attacks, natural catastrophes, accidents and other tragedies also have implications for the power game between nations. In fact, any atypical event can completely change the way of relations between states and generate major political, economic and diplomatic crises. The global pandemic of the new coronavirus itself is an example of how major tragedies can influence geopolitics and international relations. Now, with the recent explosion in Lebanon, we have a new example that tragedies can bring profound political and geopolitical changes.
13:14 [Donbass Insider]
Ukraine may develop missile systems with nuclear waste for use in case of threat from Russia or other states, journalist Maxim Kukhar said on the air of UkrLife channel. He described four ways by which, in his opinion, Kiev would be able to defend itself from its opponents “if war begins“. By that time, according to Kukhar, arms control would “weaken” and Ukraine would be able to put into operation about 500 old Soviet missiles, which would be filled with nuclear waste.
12:41 [Donbass Insider]
On 9 August 2020, Vladimir Zelensky announced that Ukraine was working on a legal definition of indigenous peoples and the granting of a special status to the Crimean Tatars, in order to give them rights that Moscow had in fact granted them once the peninsula was reintegrated into the Russian Federation.
14:25 [Global Research]
The narrative that the Beirut explosion was an exclusive consequence of negligence and corruption by the current Lebanese government is now set in stone, at least in the Atlanticist sphere. And yet, digging deeper, we find that negligence and corruption may have been fully exploited, via sabotage, to engineer it.