‘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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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

Oman plans pipeline to Iran as US sanctions loom

Muscat is moving ahead with a planned natural gas pipeline to Iran, hopeful that US sanctions to be imposed November 5 will strictly target oil By Jonathan Gorvett While recent winters have sometimes seen a sprinkling of snow on the jagged peaks of Oman’s mountains, this is not the main reason the Gulf sultanate is … Continue reading Oman plans pipeline to Iran as US sanctions loom

Greater Eurasia coming together in the Russian Far East

The Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok has become a crucial part of strategic integration between China, Russia and other countries in northeast Asia, a graduation assimilation set to transform the current world system By Pepe Escobar Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin were involved in a joint cooking venture. Pancakes with caviar (blin, in Russian), chased … Continue reading Greater Eurasia coming together in the Russian Far East

China-India rapprochement makes sense

By Ken Moak India made a U-turn on its relations with China in April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset ties. He met with Xi again on the matter of rapprochement on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit in May. China-India rapprochement has taken the … Continue reading China-India rapprochement makes sense