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US Senator Says Ukraine Is ‘Gold Mine’ with $12 Trillion of Minerals ‘We Can’t Afford to Lose’

By Ben Norton / Geopolitical Economy Report A prominent US lawmaker has referred to Ukraine as a “gold mine”, insisting the West must maintain access to its estimated $12 trillion worth of critical minerals. US Senator Lindsey Graham made these comments in a June 10 interview on the CBS program “Face the Nation”. “They’re sitting on $10 […]

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US Politicians Threaten To Invade Int’l Criminal Court If Israel Faces War Crimes Charges

By Ben Norton / Geopolitical Economy Report US government officials have threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, telling its Prosecutor Karim Khan that if he issues arrest warrants against Israeli officials over their war crimes in Gaza, the US government could impose sanctions on him, other ICC personnel, and their family members. […]

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West Votes Against Rest of World, Supporting Illegal Sanctions in UN Human Rights Council

By Ben Norton / Geopolitical Economy Report In the United Nations Human Rights Council, the West voted against the rest of the world, supporting unilateral coercive measures, known popularly as sanctions, which violate international law. In the April 3 meeting of the Human Rights Council (HRC), a resolution was approved titled “The negative impact of unilateral coercive […]

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The Truth About China’s Economy: Debunking Western Media Myths

By Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson and Mick Dunford / Geopolitical Economy Report Political economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson are joined by Beijing-based scholar Mick Dunford to discuss China’s economy and debunk Western media myths, addressing accusations that consumption is too low, fears of “Japanification”, the role of exports, and the new Chinese growth strategy. […]