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Young and educated fleeing Christian Orthodox countries

While the number of Orthodox Christians has doubled in the last century, the number of non-Orthodox Christians has quadrupled since 1910 to 260 million, according to the Pew Research Center. The demographics in countries with large numbers of Orthodox Christians (Russia and Eastern Europe, including Greece and the Balkans) are getting older as young people […]

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Due to Russia, humanitarian disaster expected in second half of 2023

Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, food prices have shot up around the world. Cindy McCain, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, referred to the disaster as “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.” Straight Arrow News contributor Peter Zeihan agrees with McCain’s assessment that some countries in Africa […]

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China stops collecting COVID data making its future difficult to predict

As China abruptly ended its “zero-COVID” policy after protests broke out in major cities, its citizens are now getting sick. Chinese health authorities have said 80% of the population has been infected, or about 1.2 billion people. Many believe these numbers are not the full picture, and that the real numbers of infections and deaths […]

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South Korea rocks the boat with nuclear weapons comment

Last week, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol grabbed global headlines with a comment he made, almost off-handedly, about how his country might need to acquire its own nuclear arms if the situation with North Korea became more unpredictable. North Korea has recently engaged in more frequent threatening behavior while rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. As […]

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China birth rate decline suggests nation is on verge of collapse

China’s population crisis appears very real. The People’s Republic saw its population decline by 850,000 people last year, thanks to factors such as the country’s limited birth policy, lower fertility rates and the COVID-19 pandemic. Its sputtering economy is another reason being cited. Straight Arrow News contributor Peter Zeihan says the demographic data is even […]

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Germany’s defense policy toward Ukraine might change very soon

A renewed Russian offensive is putting greater pressure on Germany to supply Ukraine with its heavy battle tanks. So far, Berlin has resisted sending its Leopard 2 tanks amid concerns such a move will more directly involve them in the war. The recent resignation of Germany’s Defence Minster, Christine Lambrecht, might signal a policy reversal […]

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Sweden finds the largest deposit of rare earth metals in Europe

There’s been an unexpected discovery of rare earth elements in Sweden that’s getting a lot of attention. Rare earth minerals are used in items like our phones, computers, batteries, electric vehicles and wind turbines. Rare earth production is largely dominated by China so the thinking is the West will benefit from this new discovery. But […]

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Analyzing 8 world leaders from the past to present

Global leaders in China, Russia, and in the United States are under the microscope like no one else on the planet. Their decisions have far-reaching impact on millions, and potentially billions, of people. So identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the people in charge is important in understanding their policies. In this comprehensive video, Straight […]

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A toasty winter? Great for Europe, terrible for Ukraine

Mother Nature is switching gears and Europeans are breathing a collective sigh of relief, for now at least. Ever since Russia cut off its energy exports to Europe in the face of the Ukrainian war, analysts have been predicting disruptive gas shortages and soaring energy costs. But with record-setting high temperatures across the region, energy […]

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Arrest of El Chapo’s son sparks fears of drug cartel violence

The arrest of Ovidio Guzman, the son of former Sinaloa cartel leader “El Chapo,” sparked speculation he could be extradited to the United States to join his father in an American prison. Guzman, thought to be one of the leaders of the Sinaloa organization, was captured in northern Mexico in a bloody operation that led […]

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