Category: Opinion

Here’s How Russia Can Lead Eurasia’s Consolidated Response to the Economic Crisis

28.07.2020 Andrew Korybko From a grand strategic perspective, balancing between BRI and the AAGC would enable Russia to participate in both mainland and maritime Eurasian integration processes, with an eye on facilitating the eventual convergence of these two in Afghanistan for the betterment of the continent’s security after that conflict inevitably ends,… Continue Reading “Here’s How Russia Can Lead Eurasia’s Consolidated Response to the Economic Crisis”

Why America’s revolution won’t be televised

The so far purely emotional insurrection lacks political structure and a credible leader to articulate grievances by Pepe Escobar June 3, 2020 Burning and/or looting Target or Macy’s is a minor diversion. No one is aiming at the Pentagon (or even the shops at… Continue Reading “Why America’s revolution won’t be televised”

TRUMP’S CHINA POLICY AT A CUL-DE-SAC

This past week has been a catastrophic seven days that shook America. Some of the debris may have fallen on President Donald Trump. Most importantly, the Trump administration has lost the plot on China The tragic Memorial Day murder of a black man, George… Continue Reading “TRUMP’S CHINA POLICY AT A CUL-DE-SAC”

BEIJING SEES TRUMP’S HAND AND WON’T FOLD

Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule… Continue Reading “BEIJING SEES TRUMP’S HAND AND WON’T FOLD”

DRAWING BATTLE-LINES: US OPENLY TARGETS CHINA’S OBOR

Judging by US foreign policy – China is a massive global threat – and by some accounts – the “top” threat. But a threat to what? AFP would report in its article, “Trump nominee to lead intel community sees China as top threat,” that:… Continue Reading “DRAWING BATTLE-LINES: US OPENLY TARGETS CHINA’S OBOR”

Morrison’s accord is WORK-CHOICES 2.0

Irrelevance is the enemy of political leaders, and to avoid sinking to the bottom of the field, they need to keep moving, adapt and make continuous announcements, even when there’s not too much to announce May 30, 2020 – Eddy Jokovich During a crisis, it’s… Continue Reading “Morrison’s accord is WORK-CHOICES 2.0”

China: one country, two sessions, three threats

Getting back to domestic business quickly is essential for a renewed push on the grand chessboard by Pepe Escobar – May 22, 2020 The key takeaways of the Two Sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing are already in the public domain.   In… Continue Reading “China: one country, two sessions, three threats”

Japan could carry the day in a US-China conflict

Japan’s military rise has been stealthy but strong and is increasingly concentrated on China’s perceived threat by Bertil Lintner When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month that the Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest national crisis since World War II, it was widely… Continue Reading “Japan could carry the day in a US-China conflict”

Spy vs spy as China eyes US-Oz sea defense moves

China conducts deepwater surveys near secretive base US and Australian subs and ships use in South China Sea by Alan Boyd March 2, 2020 SYDNEY – China has stepped up its surveillance of strategic sea routes in the western Pacific only weeks after Australia… Continue Reading “Spy vs spy as China eyes US-Oz sea defense moves”

The case against a US-China ‘divorce’

The blame game on the origins of Covid-19 is fueling the rivalry between the two economic superpowers by Ken Moak March 19, 2020 Covid-19, which originated in China, added fuel to the US-China “big power competition” narrative with increasing numbers of people in the… Continue Reading “The case against a US-China ‘divorce’”