Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail
Opinion

Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail

The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern.But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different themes, participants, objectives, and broached for discussion.After all, we are talking about the two largest economies in the world, two colossi directing and shaping…

What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria
Opinion

What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria

When Syrian government soldiers first recaptured the small village of Deir Hafar from Isis in 2017, they found the black-painted but hurriedly abandoned Islamic “court” strewn with piles of documents. These hundreds of pages contained terrible proof of how the Syrian civilians there had behaved under at least three years of Isis occupation. I arrived in…

With All Eyes on Venezuela, Trump Is Quietly Targeting Cuba
Opinion

With All Eyes on Venezuela, Trump Is Quietly Targeting Cuba

Recently, the Trump administration has been gearing up for the overthrow of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. At the same time, it is directly attacking Maduro’s closest allies as part of its overall foreign policy strategy. The Helms-Burton Act In mid-April this year, the US State Department announced that it would put into practice a section…