Without a Strong Trading Relationship With China, Europe Cannot Leverage The USA

Written by Adam Garrie Donald Tusk, the current President of the Council of the European Union has just articulated the feelings of many disgruntled EU leaders in saying that Donald Trump is a blessing in disguise because his unwillingness to treat the EU as an equal to the US has opened up many eyes in … Continue reading Without a Strong Trading Relationship With China, Europe Cannot Leverage The USA

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Eurasian connectivity: the EU and India enter the fray

By Emanuele Scimia   In an effort to mitigate the geopolitical impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the European Union and India are considering their own infrastructure plans for greater integration of the Eurasian supercontinent. But building modern Silk Roads across Eurasia will be no easy task for Delhi and the EU, as … Continue reading Eurasian connectivity: the EU and India enter the fray

Why Europe is afraid of the New Silk Roads

Many EU countries are concerned about one-way traffic along the new trade routes Beijing is trying to set up to Europe By Pepe Escobar It came out as a sort of minor scandal – considering the ’24/7 post-truth news cycle.’ Of the 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing, 27, with the exception of Hungary’s, signed an … Continue reading Why Europe is afraid of the New Silk Roads

Caspian games: Central Asian ‘stans’ vie for connectivity market

'Pipelineistan' has a long history, but with its Belt and Road Initiative, China is set to be the top game-changer By Pepe Escobar Azerbaijan held a presidential election this month. Predictably, incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev won his fourth consecutive term with a Kim dynasty-esque 86% of the votes. International monitors for the Organization for Security … Continue reading Caspian games: Central Asian ‘stans’ vie for connectivity market

Trade and Iran: Trump/Bolton may push Europe into China’s arms

By Emanuele Scimia   US President Donald Trump may be playing with fire. His administration has exempted the European Union from heavy duties on imported steel and aluminum. The exemption will last until May 1. A few days later, on May 13, Trump must decide whether to waive sanctions on Iran pursuant to the Joint … Continue reading Trade and Iran: Trump/Bolton may push Europe into China’s arms