Austria, which was the first Western country to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults, has seen the emergence of a political party that has been growing in popularity based, in part, on its opposition to the old mandates.
Category: TRENDS IN GEOPOLITICS – Mar 14 2023
FRANCE ABSORBS ANOTHER PUNISHING WEEK OF PROTESTS OVER MACRON’S PUSH TO RAISE RETIREMENT AGE
Protests broke out in France on Tuesday and Saturday last week in an effort to dissuade French President Emmanuel Macron from following through on his plans to raise the country’s retirement age from 62 to 64.
AUSTIN VISITS IRAQ, SAYS U.S. FORCES ‘READY TO REMAIN’ IN COUNTRY
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made a brief, unannounced stop in Iraq last week and promised that Washington’s support will continue.
AUSTIN’S MEETING WITH NETANYAHU HAD TO BE RELOCATED AMID PROTESTS
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Thursday as tensions in the region simmer over mutual concern over Iran’s nuclear program and recent violent raids conducted by Israeli forces in occupied territory.
ISRAEL KILLS 3 MORE PALESTINIANS DURING ANOTHER DEADLY WEEK
Three Palestinian “gunmen” were mowed down by Israeli security forces on Sunday near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, bringing the number of Palestinians killed to 80 since the start of the year.
NETANYAHU: ‘HORRIBLE’ NUCLEAR WAR WILL BREAK OUT IF IRAN DEVELOPS NUKE
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week that the world would face a “horrible” nuclear war if Iran manages to develop a nuclear weapon.
CHINA BEEFING UP MILITARY AMID GROWING TENSION WITH U.S.
China will increase its military budget by about 7.2 percent in 2023 to make its military a “world class” force by 2049.
WARMONGERS IN CONGRESS VOTE TO KEEP U.S. FORCES IN SYRIA’S FOREVER WAR
The House of Representatives voted in opposition to a bill that would call for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed in Syria’s oil-rich region under the guise of fighting ISIS.
CHINA’S XI ACCUSES U.S. OF CONTAINMENT STRATEGY IN RARE PUBLIC REBUKE
Chinese President Xi Jinping took a firmer stance against the U.S. during a meeting of the country’s legislature last week and signaled a shift in tone as he secured his unprecedented third term as president.