It’s a Distraction to Discuss Why China Didn’t Dispatch Troops to Kazakhstan

It’s a Distraction to Discuss Why China Didn’t Dispatch Troops to Kazakhstan

This angle is meant to imply that Kazakhstan chose Russia over China for reasons that they then imply, whether through their own editorial voice or through the commentators who they quote, might have something to do with a quiet but growing competition between them for influence in Central Asia. A growing number of US-led Western…

Strategic Dynamics of the Russian-Turkish Competition for Influence in Kazakhstan

Strategic Dynamics of the Russian-Turkish Competition for Influence in Kazakhstan

Somehow or another, Russia needs to ensure that its national language remains attractive in the former Soviet space, particularly within the CSTO states with an emphasis on the Central Asian ones like Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan that are moving much closer towards Turkey in the socio-cultural sense due to the Turkic World Vision 2040. The Civilizational…

China and Latin America: Washington is Losing Ground

China and Latin America: Washington is Losing Ground

The global Sino-American confrontation that has unfolded in recent years affects all spheres of the world economy and all regions. China stubbornly squeezes the United States in every area, including its traditional sphere of influence in Latin America. At the moment, the United States is the leading trading partner of Latin American countries as a…

The Silver Bullet to Ending Poverty that We Choose to Ignore

The Silver Bullet to Ending Poverty that We Choose to Ignore

Basic income has been tried successfully countless times. So why the hell isn’t the US government implementing it? Here’s how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel – if it works,…

None Dare Call It “Encirclement” – Washington Tightens the Noose around China

None Dare Call It “Encirclement” – Washington Tightens the Noose around China

The word “encirclement” does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 27th, or in other recent administration statements about its foreign and military policies. Nor does that classic Cold War era term “containment” ever come up. Still, America’s top leaders have reached a…