Washington’s Dangerous Middle East Agenda

By F. William Engdahl It’s clear at this point that the recent visit of US President Trump to Saudi Arabia and Israel was about setting events into motion in order to fundamentally alter the present balance of power in the entire Middle East to the greater advantage of the United States and US energy geopolitics. … Continue reading Washington’s Dangerous Middle East Agenda

A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

WAYNE MADSEN While NATO leaders were congratulating themselves on the accession of petite Montenegro into the military pact, NATO’s counter-balancing force to the east was welcoming as full members India and Pakistan. While Montenegro’s flag was being raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the flags of the world’s most populous democracy and the third-most populous … Continue reading A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

Beijing’s new mega airport will challenge Air China’s dominance

News Desk Bloomberg Like ancient warlords, China's three biggest airlines have dominated their regional cities: Air China Ltd. controlling Beijing, China Eastern Airlines Corp. holding sway in the financial center of Shanghai, and China Southern Airlines Co. ruling the roost down in export gateway Guangzhou. Until now. Rising on a plain south of Beijing is … Continue reading Beijing’s new mega airport will challenge Air China’s dominance

Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

China has dangled various rich infrastructure initiatives to the region, but few so far have commenced due to tussles over costs, labour and sovereignty By Richard Javad Heydarian Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at least US$113 billion in additional funds for his US$1.3 trillion One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, also known as the new … Continue reading Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology

Baidu is one of Asia's corporate pioneers that are leading in the race to find applications for an innovation that promises to unleash a revolution   By Doug Tsuruoka   It is not an arms race, but it is expected to have a bigger impact than bombs or missiles on the future of global heavyweights … Continue reading Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology