Month: August 2016

The Ultimate 21st Century Choice; OBOR or War

The Ultimate 21st Century Choice; OBOR or War

August 31, 2016 Opinion
The $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has the potential to unblock vast swathes of South Asia, with Gwadar, operated by China Overseas Port Holdings, slated to become a key naval hub of the New Silk Roads.

Deep-sea ports will be built in Kyaukphyu in Myanmar, Sonadia island in Bangladesh, Hambantota in Sri Lanka. Add to them the China-Belarus Industrial Park and 33 deals in Kazakhstan covering everything from mining and engineering to oil and gas.
The Disastrous Nonintervention In Syria

The Disastrous Nonintervention In Syria

August 31, 2016 Middle East
War casualties: 155,000 - 400,000, depending on who is counted

4.8 million registered Syrian refugees

Aleppo, Bosra and Palmyra irreparably damaged

Majority of refugees are in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt

Islands off the coast of Greece and Italy are overwhelmed

Rise of xenophobia across the West
DAS VOLK ‘PREPPER’: Is Germany Really Preparing for War?

DAS VOLK ‘PREPPER’: Is Germany Really Preparing for War?

August 31, 2016 Europe
Many people will have missed this story last week, buried under a number of other major international headlines. Details of new government-directed ‘Civil Defense’ measures were leaked to the German press. Western Europe has not seen such news since the height of the Cold War, some half a century ago. Is Berlin just being extra careful, or is there more to this story?
Defense Contractors Tell Investors World War III is Great for Business

Defense Contractors Tell Investors World War III is Great for Business

August 31, 2016 Media
The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are linked to Russian interference. The reason why media is working so hard to create the impression that Russia is actively conspiring against is because conflict with the former Soviet Union is good for business.
India’s Geopolitical Hate For Pakistan Is Sabotaging The North-South Corridor

India’s Geopolitical Hate For Pakistan Is Sabotaging The North-South Corridor

August 30, 2016 Opinion
Nobody could have expected that India’s Prime Minister would have used the occasion of celebrating his country’s 69th anniversary of independence to provocatively talk about the state of Baloch affairs in Pakistan.

Modi went out of his way to say that some members of this ethnic group “thanked [him], have expressed gratitude, and expressed good wishes for [him]…expressed appreciation for Prime Minister of India, for 125 crore countrymen”.
The Whole Game is About Containing Russia-China

The Whole Game is About Containing Russia-China

August 30, 2016 Opinion
The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed.

BRICS is in a coma. What's surviving is RC: the Russia/China strategic partnership. Yet even the partnership seems to be in trouble — with Russia still attacked by myriad metastases of Hybrid War. The — Exceptionalist — Hegemon remains powerful, and the opposition is dazed and confused.