From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union is spreading its wings and gaining strength, with some key projects, big players and big plans in the pipeline By Pepe Escobar As presidents Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Ankara for a second Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the future of Syria, Moscow hosted its 7th International … Continue reading From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

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The rise of Silicon China

The bases for artificial intelligence will be in China, where there are many big tech firms. Tencent and other firms’ massive centralized platforms give them an edge for AI research and development By Marion Laboure, Haiyang Zhang and Juergen Braunstein In the future, if not already, the Silicon Valleys of artificial intelligence (AI) will be … Continue reading The rise of Silicon China

China, Philippines seek to share South China Sea

Proposed joint development agreement for contested area's oil and gas underscores diplomatic warming trend but faces legal hurdles and political risks By Richard Javad Heydarian China and the Philippines are now considering a series of resource-sharing agreements in the South China Sea, the latest development in a diplomatic warming trend that has reset the disputed … Continue reading China, Philippines seek to share South China Sea

The Skripal Affair: an Australian Diplomat’s View

Hawkins Bay Dispatch

180328-skripal-house-salisbury-england-ew-430p_a261bd28209587154cef279d81357dea.jpg Unproteced police officers appear to stand just outside the contaminated door of Sergei Skripal’s home in Salisbury, England. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images file

Amb. Tony Kevin: Diplomatic Fallout from the Skripal Affair

06 April 2018 | Tony Kevin| ACEWA

The Skripal Affair is by no means over, but after the reciprocal diplomatic expulsions now nearing completion,  it is timely to attempt a state of play wrap from an independent Australian perspective.

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Spy Poisoning Scandal Resembles Iraqi WMD’s Lie – Pentagon Official

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The inability of UK scientists to find evidence linking Russia to the nerve agent attack, bares striking similarities to the lies told to the public in the build-up to the Iraq war, a former Pentagon official claims.  

According to ex-Pentagon official Michael Maloof, the UK government is lying to the public about Russia’s involvement in the Skripal scandal in the very same way the U.S. and UK lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction in 2003.

Rt.com reports: “So far the West has turned that request down, which indicates to me that they have something to hide. I think if we are going to have transparency on that, if we want to get to the bottom of it, I think experts both from Russia and the West need to get together and come to a resolution,” Maloof told RT.

He also warned against solely trusting the UK and any…

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