Daily Archive: February 15, 2018

New Delhi’s US-Backed “Chinese Containment” Strategy in the Afro-Indian Ocean

India’s American-backed anti-Chinese “containment” strategy seeks to have New Delhi establish control over crucial nodes along the Sea Lines Of Communication (SLOC) in the Afro-Indian Ocean, but the country’s plans are being thwarted by China’s ingenuity in crafting asymmetrical workarounds to these future chokepoints. Background Dynamics Make no mistake about it, there’s a New Cold War raging between China and...

India in the Race for Military Bases

In late January 2018, the media reported that India is finalizing a document with France (apparently it would become official in early March during a visit by French President E. Macron to Delhi) on military logistics similar to the USA of August 2016, according to which the Indian fleet can use military installations in both Diego Garcia and Guam, as well as other bases in different regions of the world. It was...

Washington Uses Olympic Flame… to Torch the Region

Asked about the warming diplomatic relations between North and South Korea, US vice president Mike Pence said last week that Washington wanted to see the new detente come “to an end as soon as the Olympic flame is extinguished”. You can’t get much more bluntly obdurate and belligerent than that. Have the Americans no shame? Pence subsequently contradicted himself when he told US media...

Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion of Venezuela Next?

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is discouraging other countries from buying...