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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Xi’s Road Map to the Chinese Dream

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by Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times 778 ViewsOctober 21, 2017 6 Comments    China’s Belt and Road Initiative – the New Silk Road – will spark the country’s development and turn the dream into reality. Now that President Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to the Chinese Communist Party pantheon in the rarified company of Mao …

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Xi Jinping’s 3.5 hour speech before the 19th CPC National Congress by ADAM GARRIE

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 A succinct introduction to China’s road-map for the future Xi Jinping’s speech was longsighted, but most importantly thoroughly doable, based on China’s impressive track record. October 18, 2017, 21:31 Chinese President Xi Jinping has addressed the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress. Thus far, the most ubiquitous comments about the speech relate to …

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