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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January 9, 2020
The Kerfuffle War – Trump’s Iran De-escalation Succeeds

De-escalation requires that both parties save face, and can come away with tangible minor victories and agree that the real underlying dispute is resolved in the future.

January 3, 2020
The Three Main Reasons Trump Can’t Lose 2020 – Dispelling Nonsense Polls and Wishful Thinking

Cutting through the media noise and outright nonsense in assessing the 2020 election is a necessity for anyone who wants to know what’s truly afoot.

December 22, 2019
The Fake Impeachment: Pelosi’s Botched Ploy Helps Trump Towards Victory

Trump energizes his base, and the DNC suppresses and disappoints theirs. That’s where the election will be won or lost.

December 4, 2019
Bolivia’s Lithium Is Fair Game in a World Ruled by Spheres of Influence

The US approach to overthrowing governments in Latin America and the trail of tears and blood it left in its wake will no doubt be highly motivating to the broad masses of Latin Americans who will support the coming Latin American bloc.

December 1, 2019
The Frontrunners That Weren’t: Joe Biden Is Why Buttigieg’s in the Race

Buttieg’s real role is that of the straight man in Biden’s comedy, Joaquin Flores writes.

November 10, 2019
The End of NATO? Macron Laments ‘Brain Death’ and Pushes for a European Military

While Trump hides that the US simply can’t afford its empire, Macron hides that Europe has pushed for its own army even before Trump assumed office.

October 27, 2019
Lenin ‘Judas’ Moreno – Ecuador’s Story of Betrayal and Resistance

The government of Moreno has been a betrayal so monumental and significant to the living history of Ecuador, that it has indeed earned him the name ‘Judas Moreno’.

October 22, 2019
A House of 12: Debate Four Shows Dems Have No Platform – Biden Stands No Chance

The DNC continues to promote Biden despite his not resonating with likely voters, undecideds, and swing-staters.

October 11, 2019
Is Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Gambit an Anti-Impeachment Card? How Trump Uses This to Win in 2020

As the old saying goes, “A lie spreads half way around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes.” But what of half-truths, do they spread a quarter-way, or a third?

September 30, 2019
Will the ECHR Determine That Russia Occupies Crimea? Ukraine’s Bungled Attempt Stands to Massively Backfire

Ukraine’s Human Rights case against Russia in the ECHR is nothing more than a thinly veiled referendum on Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe