‘America First’ rhetoric brings India, Russia closer

By Abhishek Mohanty Since the end of the Cold War, the US has been the dominant player in international politics. America claimed to be committed to a rules-based international order. But that time has passed. From abandoning international treaties to belittling allies to initiating trade wars and unreasonable sanctions, the insensitive measures of US President Donald … Continue reading ‘America First’ rhetoric brings India, Russia closer

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Trade war upsides abound for Vietnam

Trade-geared nation is poised to benefit more than most from coming shifts to global supply chains away from China-based production By Nate Fischler As Asian nations brace for US-China trade war impacts on their economies, Vietnam is positioning itself as a possible two-way winner of the conflict. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made clear … Continue reading Trade war upsides abound for Vietnam

Trump is losing the trade war and blaming China

By Ken Moak US President Donald Trump boasted that he is winning the trade war, telling delegates at the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that the US economy is booming whereas China’s is faltering. In light of the delegates’ snickering and laughing, however, few if any attendees took him seriously, perhaps … Continue reading Trump is losing the trade war and blaming China

New Silk Roads define brand China

Belt and Road Initiative is a strategic axis embodying the organizing Chinese foreign policy concept for the next three decades By Pepe Escobar The New Silk Roads symbolize way more than high-speed rail lines crisscrossing Eurasia, or a maze of highways, pipelines and port connectivity. They represent a Chinese alliance with at least 65 participating … Continue reading New Silk Roads define brand China

China stakes out a role for itself in post-war Syria

As Syria's civil war winds down, China is looking to establish itself as an economic, and possibly military, partner for the post-war period By Logan Pauley In recent weeks China has offered indications of a future role in Syria, comprising not only infrastructure investment and trade as the conflict appears to wind down, but also … Continue reading China stakes out a role for itself in post-war Syria