New Silk Roads Merging into Greater Eurasia by Pepe Escobar

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Russia is keen to push economic integration with parts of Asia and this fits in with China’s Belt and Road Initiative  (cross-posted with The Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy …

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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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Protecting the Belt and Road Initiative From US-Led Terrorism: Will China Send Troops to Syria?

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FEDERICO PIERACCINI | 09.01.2018 | FEATURED STORY An interesting theme concerning Syria is the involvement of the People’s Republic of China in the conflict. While China’s diplomatic and economic assistance has been constant, its military contribution to Syria is less known. It is important for China and Russia to contain and defeat the terrorist phenomenon in the Middle East, …

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Erfolgreicher Widerstand gegen die Kriegsgefahr erfordert 2018 die breitest mögliche Abwehrfront

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Ein friedenspolitischer Rück- und Ausblick auf das Jahrhundertjahr des „Roten Oktober“ von Irene Eckert 1917 friedlicher Auftakt – beginnende Unterwanderung Am 7. November 1917 begann mit der Russischen Oktober-Revolution ein Epochenwechsel, dessen Geburtswehen noch andauern. Mit der Parole „Brot und Frieden“ zog sich die junge Sowjetmacht einseitig aus dem Gemetzel des Ersten Weltkrieges zurück. Das …

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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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Saudi’s burgeoning relations with Israel could kill the two state solution in more ways than one by ADAM GARRIE

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Saudi’s future is now tied in with that of Israel. This presents both new challenges, but also new opportunities for Palestine and its struggle against oppression. October 28, 2017, 17:09584 Views 3Comments FacebookTwitter The so-called “two state solution” for the ongoing crisis in the Levant has been nearly unanimously adopted by countries around the world, as well …

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World Leaders Gather in Beijing While the US Sinks into Irrelevancy by WAYNE MADSEN 

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| 20.05.2017 | OPINION While vaudevillian comedy-like shouting matches broke out in the West Wing of the White House between President Donald Trump and his senior advisers and between the White House press secretary and various presidential aides, world leaders gathered in Beijing to discuss the creation of modern-day land and maritime «silk roads» to improve …

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights how One Belt–One Road differs from western trade schemes

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ADAM GARRIE  6 hours ago 99 It’s a matter of consensus versus coercion. Alibaba founder Jack Ma has spoken about how China’s ‘One Belt–One Road’ trade initiative differs than the world trade organisations set up in the 1990s and early 2000s which have largely been seen as failures for the many while benefiting the few. Ma stated, “The greatest …

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Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, intl bodies at global cooperation forum

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Published time: 14 May, 2017 01:15 Edited time: 14 May, 2017 05:55  Get short URL Beijing is hosting a high-level international cooperation forum, dubbed “One Belt, One Road,” which brings together dozens of heads of state and government, along with financial organizations and hundreds of business representatives and entrepreneurs. LIVE UPDATES: China hosts global Silk Road …

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