Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and far more encompassing than … Continue reading Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

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How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

Although Moscow and Beijing have managed to upset the US plan to disrupt Eurasian economic integration, the US political elite is not going to give up, Ukrainian political observer Rostislav Ishchenko writes for RIA Novosti. He described how Washington might try to ruin the One Belt One Road comprehensive strategy   The Russo-Chinese rapprochement has … Continue reading How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

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

Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order

BY WKCHILD Source: The Stratgic Culture Foundation, by Federico Pieraccini Once in a while, think tanks such as the Brookings Institute are able to deal with highly strategic and current issues. Often, the conferences held by such organizations are based on false pretences and copious banality, the sole intention being to undermine and downplay the efforts of strategic opponents … Continue reading Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's role in global affairs continues to increase: the bloc has now focused on counterterrorism issues in the Eurasian "heartland" and the US and EU have to take this into account The West now has no other choice but to take the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) into account, Alexander Dugin, political scientist and the … Continue reading SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance