Walking a Tightrope: China Manoeuvres Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

This week’s imposition of sanctions on one of China’s largest telecom equipment manufacturers, ZTE, by the US Commerce Department, and an investigation of Huawei, ZTE’s foremost Chinese competitor, could not have come at a more auspicious moment for Saudi King Salman as he visits China on the third leg of his month-long Asian tour. Fishing in … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: China Manoeuvres Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

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Assad: No One Invited US to Manbij, All Foreign Troops in Syria Without Permission are ‘Invaders’

Any foreign forces, including those from the US, that enter Syria without invitation are invaders, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Chinese media in an interview, noting that no one had given the US troops currently in Manbij permission to be there. “Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they … Continue reading Assad: No One Invited US to Manbij, All Foreign Troops in Syria Without Permission are ‘Invaders’

The Strategic Triangle that is Changing the World

While the world continues to decipher, or digest, the new Trump presidency, important changes are afoot within the grand strategic triangle that lies between Russia, Iran and China Away from the current chaos in the United States, major developments are progressing, with Iran, Russia and China coordinating on a series of significant moves crucial for … Continue reading The Strategic Triangle that is Changing the World

God in Politics or a Godless World: Time to Choose

The geo-political struggle between so-called “globalists” and their nationalistic (populist) counterparts has reached a feverish pitch. With trust and belief systems in the crucible, everything from our economic beliefs to our spirituality is up for grabs. At the center of all this, America’s President Donald Trump and the Russian Federation’s President Vladimir Putin stand out … Continue reading God in Politics or a Godless World: Time to Choose

Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal for the EU Periphery

The Austrians recently called on the Western Balkans, Georgia, and Egypt to build “refugee”/immigrant centers for processing and potentially indefinitely housing the hundreds of thousands of non-Western individuals that are streaming into the EU. Mr. Sebastian Kurz told the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “It is not that important where exactly they [the centers] … Continue reading Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal for the EU Periphery

Dreams of ‘Winning’ Nuclear War on Russia

In 1961, senior Pentagon consultants drafted a 33-page blueprint for initiating — and winning — a nuclear war against the Soviet Union. It was based on top-secret intelligence that Soviet nuclear forces were few in number and poorly defended — making them an easy target for a U.S. preemptive strike. Convinced of U.S. superiority, the … Continue reading Dreams of ‘Winning’ Nuclear War on Russia

The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The Forgotten Showdown Between China and America

Twenty-one years ago this week, as Taiwanese were readying to hold their country’s first direct presidential election later in March, China flexed its military muscles by holding a series of military exercises and firing missiles within thirty-five miles off the ports of Keelung and Kaohsiung, causing a panic in Taiwan and prompted U.S. President William … Continue reading The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The Forgotten Showdown Between China and America