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, writes Andrew Korybko, a Moscow-based American political […]

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 Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, highlights that […]

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 is that there are no rules […]

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 overlooked that just weeks earlier his […]

Amid the deepest economic contraction in nearly a century, President Xi Jinping had already made it very clear, last month, that China should be ready for unprecedented, relentless foreign challenges He was not referring only to the possible decoupling of global supply chains and the non-stop demonization of every project related […]

Australia’s surprising call for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus in China has provoked escalating threats of retaliation by China. China started with a warning that Australia’s position might spark a Chinese consumer boycott. It’s now threatening tariffs on Australian barley that would include a “dumping margin” of up to 73.6% and […]