Myanmar a perfect fit on China’s Belt and Road

Four priority BRI projects in Myanmar promise to make China a balance-of-power tilting Indian Ocean force by Bertil Lintner If the four most important of 33 agreements Xi signed with his Myanmar hosts during his tour are actually implemented – a big if considering BRI’s spotty follow through on ballyhooed projects – they would have … Continue reading Myanmar a perfect fit on China’s Belt and Road

Chinese psyops vs US have been one hell of a success

Beijing was equally successful in Washington – making a clean sweep of US administrations until Trump came along. Of course, each “had its reasons.”

Some combination of money, flattery and a 10-course dinner is usually all that’s needed with Americans ByGrant Newsham The Chinese Communist Party is a nasty regime. But sometimes one marvels at what it has accomplished. And no, we’re not talking about the Shenzhen skyscrapers or the new Beijing airport. Rather, the CCP over the last … Continue reading Chinese psyops vs US have been one hell of a success

How Russia’s Greater Eurasia Plan May Spell the End of EU-Centric Model

Ekaterina Blinova After a 500 year-long struggle for recognition of its status as a European power, Russia has positioned itself as a pivot to the East to develop Greater Eurasia, Glenn Diesen, a professor at the Higher School of Economics, told Sputnik, adding that this may spell the end of the Western-centric geo-economic infrastructure. Sputnik: … Continue reading How Russia’s Greater Eurasia Plan May Spell the End of EU-Centric Model

Why the US-China trade war might not end

By Ken Moak Eco-geopolitical logic would dictate that the world’s two largest economies should end their trade war. Indeed, it should never have started. The tit-for-tat tariffs are not only hurting both sides, but also those countries – Japan and South Korea, among others – that are involved in the US-centered global supply chain. According … Continue reading Why the US-China trade war might not end

The US war on China’s economic model

The growing hostility of Western governments to China is more about the interests of Western investors than legitimate security fears By Stephen Gowans The United States stations 320,000 troops in the vicinity of China [1], maintains a continuous B-52 bomber presence in the region, including over waters claimed by the East Asian giant, [2] and … Continue reading The US war on China’s economic model