Geopolitical Chessboard Revisited

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Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers 1111 ViewsAugust 30, 2018 7 Comments by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Consortium News by special agreement with the author) Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration …

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BRICS-T And More To Come? Reflections by Pepe Escobar

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So what will The Sanctioned supergroup do? 4529 ViewsAugust 20, 2018 12 Comments by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Trump’s solo act can’t compete with the hard rock presidents from the electric east Those were the days, during the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, when the earth was actually ruled by …

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Donald Trump’s Kim Summit Yo-Yo ALEXANDER MERCOURIS

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Donald Trump’s dithering over whether to meet Kim Jong-un damages the US’s leverage by ALEXANDER MERCOURIS May 27, 2018, 15:05463 Views The episode of the ‘on/off’ Kim-Trump summit provides a further stark example of the fact that Donald Trump, 16 months into his Presidency, remains an amateur. The first thing to say is that Donald Trump may have …

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Why China Wins

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 Do you prefer the 1% or The Party? Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog 2018 China: the envy of the world – just check the scoreboard. The Chinese communists kicked out the the Japanese, then the Europeans, held off the American neo-imperialists at Korea and then Vietnam, provided spectacular economic growth during all that time, …

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires by Pepe ESCOBAR

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EDITOR’S CHOICE | 10.02.2018 Beijing’s strategic priority is to prevent ETIM fighters exiled in Afghanistan crossing the Wakhan Corridor to carry out operations in Xinjiang The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have …

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The Petro-Yuan Bombshell by Pepe Escobar

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The new 55-page “America First” National Security Strategy  (NSS), drafted over the course of 2017, defines Russia and China as “revisionist” powers, “rivals”, and for all practical purposes strategic competitors of the United States. The NSS stops short of defining Russia and China as enemies, allowing for an “attempt to build a great partnership with those and …

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China ergattert strategischen Stützpunkt vor Indiens Küste

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Neu-Delhi besorgt © AP Photo/ 16:45 18.12.2017Zum Kurzlink China hat vor wenigen Tagen einen weiteren ausländischen Hafen bekommen. Sri Lanka verpachtet den Hafen Hambantota im Süden des Landes für 99 Jahre an China. Die Chinesen haben damit zwar ein verlustbringendes, jedoch strategisch sehr wichtiges Objekt bekommen. Neu-Delhi zufolge will Peking damit verdeckt einen Militärstützpunkt nahe Indien …

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South Korea’s History Making Geo-Political Pivot Frightens US by ADAM GARRIE

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South Korea’s history making geo-political pivot frightens the US more than Kim’s weapons South Korea’s President Moon has just met with China’s President Xi Jinping. The meeting affirmed that South Korea is yet another traditional Asian ally of the US that wants to participate in One Belt–One Road. The implications however, go beyond South Korea’s …

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The Contrasting Russian/Chinese vs. US models for Geo-Economic Diplomacy by ADAM GARRIE

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The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister’s speech in South Korea is a clear illustration of Russia and China’s diplomatic methodology which contrasts diametrically with that of the US. November 27, 2017, 15:121.6K Views Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov has spoken at length about Russia’s peace plan for the Korean peninsula while at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion …

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