Chinese-Russian Strategic Partnership

In an interview with Sputnik, Russian political analyst Sergey Sanakoyev focused on the current level of the Moscow-Beijing ties which he said is already starting to look like an alliance Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said that Russia's President Vladimir Putin will take an active part in the international One Belt, One Road forum which will … Continue reading Chinese-Russian Strategic Partnership

How China Managed to Overcome Global Economic Slowdown?

While Beijing is preparing to hold the One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15, Xinhua has stepped forward to bust the myth that China's New Silk Road project is essentially a Marshall Plan 2.0 China's New Silk Road Project has nothing to do with America's post-WWII Marshall Plan, China's state-run media outlet Xinhua … Continue reading How China Managed to Overcome Global Economic Slowdown?

American Paranoia Deserves Russian Mockery

Finian Cunningham   US politicians and media have evidently become so unhinged from Russian conspiracy theory, they are perhaps best treated with the mockery they deserve Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in Washington this week to discuss serious global issues with his American counterpart Rex Tillerson. Instead of asking the pair about the Syrian conflict or the danger of nuclear … Continue reading American Paranoia Deserves Russian Mockery

Philippines – ‘Dutertenomics’ envisions a golden age

Manila has announced ambitious new infrastructure spending plans, an unprecedented US$173 billion fiscal push to catapult competitiveness and growth   By Joel Adriano The Philippines has announced ambitious new infrastructure spending plans, an unprecedented fiscal push President Rodrigo Duterte’s champions are referring to as “Dutertenomics.” The plan, described by socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia as … Continue reading Philippines – ‘Dutertenomics’ envisions a golden age

Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

By Tomohiro Osaki and Jesse Johnson Staff Writers With Wednesday’s swearing-in of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang after years of a pro-sanctions push out of Seoul — a policy shift that, if realized, would destabilize … Continue reading Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say