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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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

September 27, 2019
Trump Takes on Biden’s Corruption in Ukraine: Upside-Down World Establishment Media Attempts to Flip the Script

If Obama set the legal precedent in creating a bullet-proof way to use the Justice Department against then candidate Trump that wasn’t ‘Watergate’ levels of illegal, then maybe Trump is all lawyered up and aiming to do the same with Biden.

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.