Joaquin Flores

Educated in the field of IR and IPE at California State University Los Angeles; previously served as a business agent and organizer for the SEIU labor union; has published internationally on subjects of geopolitics, war, and diplomacy; serves as the director of the Belgrade-based Center for Syncretic Studies, and is Chief Editor at Fort Russ News.

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August 22, 2019
America’s Criminal New Sanctions Against Venezuela Are a Consequence of Its Failed Regime-Change Strategy

A new embargo against Venezuela became effective on August 5th through an Executive Order signed by United States President Donald Trump, titled “Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.”

June 29, 2019
Paradigms Flip as Trump and Tulsi Emerge as the Winners of the Democratic Party Debate

Gabbard is the dark horse, and along with Yang (in the second night’s debate) will no doubt pull ahead of the conventionally pre-selected winners that were supposed to be Booker, Sanders, Warren and especially Biden. We will see much more focus on Gabbard now in virtual spaces.

June 23, 2019
Dead on Arrival – A Brief Post-Mortem on the US’ Regime-Change Operation in Venezuela

The US’s failed regime change operation in Venezuela is an excellent case study in how the international community can properly deal with and respond to the often irrational and potentially destabilizing actions of former global hegemons when in a state of decline.

June 14, 2019
The Democrats’ Sinister Strategy to Win in 2020

Democrat strategy unlocked – Silence the Public, pretend Clinton isn’t in charge, and run half a dozen candidates representing some puerile pastiche of demography, until the very end.

June 3, 2019
Venezuela’s Hopes at Oslo: Rupture in EU and US Policy

The failure to take into accurate account the vast changes and growth in the world’s physical economy is on display in the case study of Venezuela, whose leadership reflects a rational model, but which does not follow the diktats of the Washington Consensus.