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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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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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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Myanmar, China, India and US by Adam Garrie

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n Myanmar, the US just tried to derail China’s peace plan, but actually ended up alienating India The US made a deeply controversial statement that may trigger the law of unintended consequences. US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson just came out with one of the most strongly worded statements about the so-called Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine …

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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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China – eine Chance zur Kooperation

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rt. In den Augen vieler westlicher Medien gilt der alle 5 Jahre stattfindende Kongress der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas KPCh als wohlinszenierte Operette, ganz in der Tradition der Kongresse kommunistischer Parteien. Erwähnt werden in diesem Zusammenhang regelmässig Probleme mit der Korruption, mögliche parteiinterne Ränkespiele und als i-Tüpfelchen dann die fehlende Demokratie. Neu im Repertoire der Mainstream­medien ist der …

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Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 21, 2017

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1689 ViewsSeptember 23, 2017 7 Comments http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2870898   Distinguished Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Last December, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on “Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order”, which clearly stipulated the inadmissibility of interference into internal affairs of sovereign States, non-recognition of coups d’état as a method of change of power and …

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Turkey To End Support For Anti-Government Terrorists In Syria

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CONFIRMED! by ADAM GARRIE  The move is a diplomatic victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin and a big snub to the United States. In a seismic shift in the alignment in the Syria conflict, Turkey has confirmed it is ending support to anti-government forces in Syria. Additionally, the umbrella political group National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and …

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Following Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel, Iran has no option but to look to China and Russia

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ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The extraordinary hostility towards Iran from the US and Saudi Arabia, creating the possibility of an attack on Iran and ending all question of the imminent lifting of sanctions, shows that Iran has no alternative other than to forge close links with China and Russia and the Eurasian institutions if its to ensure …

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