China Warns Tensions on Korean Peninsula at ‘Tipping Point’ After Pyongyang Missile Launch
Diplomacy

China Warns Tensions on Korean Peninsula at ‘Tipping Point’ After Pyongyang Missile Launch

China has warned that the situation on the Korean Peninsula has reached “tipping point,” just hours after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile. Meanwhile, North Korea has accused the US of driving the region towards an “extreme level of explosion.” Speaking at a regular news briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the…

There’s a Simple Reason Why Iran Isn’t in BRICS – Saudi Arabia
Opinion

There’s a Simple Reason Why Iran Isn’t in BRICS – Saudi Arabia

Many multipolar proponents have been hoping that Iran would be invited to a BRICS Summit one of these years, but that likely won’t happen anytime soon so long as the Eurasian BRICS Triangle of Russia, India, and China are wooing Saudi Arabia. There was a heavy disappointment in the Alt-Media Community when it was confirmed…

Donald Trump Crosses China’s Red Line in Afghanistan Just as Obama Crossed Russia’s in Syria and Ukraine
Opinion

Donald Trump Crosses China’s Red Line in Afghanistan Just as Obama Crossed Russia’s in Syria and Ukraine

In discussions about the ‘roles’ countries play in the new multipolar world, it is often said that Russia provides the geo-political muscle while China provides the economic engine of a world where the US is no longer a singular hegemon. However, with Russia’s economy turning from resilient to growing and with China becoming ever more…

The Same Ol’ Afghan War Fallacies
Opinion

The Same Ol’ Afghan War Fallacies

President Trump’s statement on Afghanistan has numerous shortcomings. It portrays as a “new strategy” what is instead a familiar kicking of a can down the road. It combines Trump’s habit of heaping blame on his predecessors with a warmed-over version of what those predecessors did in Afghanistan. It declares a determination to “win” while leaving one guessing…

Are Armenia, India, and Serbia “Balancing” Against Russia or “Betraying” It?
Opinion

Are Armenia, India, and Serbia “Balancing” Against Russia or “Betraying” It?

All three countries are diversifying their long-standing relations with Russia, but their preexisting institutional memberships are the determining factor in whether this is just geopolitical “balancing” or an outright “betrayal”. International politics is in the midst of multiple paradigmatic changes as the emerging Multipolar World Order progressively replaces the existing unipolar-led one, and this has…