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The International Soft Power of Hardball
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The International Soft Power of Hardball
April 16, 2019

Baseball is a cornerstone of Cuba but the problem is that the MLB will always be bigger and always be in America. This is a dynamic that does not work in Cuba’s favor and Trump understands this.

Russophobes’ Spectacular Own Goal in Russia-hosted World Cup
June 22, 2018

Three glorious weeks remain in the event. Enjoy. And may the best team win.

Russophobes’ Spectacular Own Goal in Russia-hosted World Cup
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World Cup Russia Without Myths and Phobias
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World Cup Russia Without Myths and Phobias
June 20, 2018

In short, Russia today is essentially no different, as far as its inclinations and objectives are concerned, from the rest of the world. So where are the distinctions?

Russia Is Finally Conquered… By Football
June 14, 2018

When the Russia World Cup games get underway all the naysayers and negative numbskulls will be swept away by the global euphoria.

Russia Is Finally Conquered… By Football
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England Plays Political Football over FIFA Poppy Ban
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England Plays Political Football over FIFA Poppy Ban
November 4, 2016

The Rule Britannia brigade were out in force this week furiously denouncing an international football ban on what they say is their right to commemorate Britain’s war dead. Soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, ruled that when England plays Scotland next week on November 11 neither team is permitted to wear the red poppy symbol on their shirts…

America’s Dangerous Game of Intrigue Inside International Organizations
August 7, 2016

From the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Washington has been playing a dangerous game of intrigue and deception with regard to steering these organizations in a pro-American direction…

America’s Dangerous Game of Intrigue Inside International Organizations
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The West’s Soft Power Cultural Aggression
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The West’s Soft Power Cultural Aggression
May 17, 2016

Nations around the world are increasingly growing weary of the West’s incessant use of soft power «junk culture» to score points in an increasingly interconnected world where music, film, and social media are becoming weapons of political warfare…

Forget Sports: Geopolitics is Behind the FIFA Scandal As the War Against Russia Enters a New Front
June 5, 2015

…The whole FIFA scandal is not about corruption or dignity. The whole affair is about geopolitics and managing the world. Joseph Blatter was forced to step down because FIFA refused to cancel its decision to allow Russia to host World Cup 2018 and to reopen the bids for hosting World Cup 2018 and World Cup 2022.

Forget Sports: Geopolitics is Behind the FIFA Scandal As the War Against Russia Enters a New Front
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