Why is China Choosing to Partner with Israel and Saudi Arabia?

China's reaching out to Israel and Saudi Arabia is not a case of selling out to Zionism and Wahhabism. It is the product of a pragmatic conception of statesmanship intended to lay the foundations for a multipolar world. Far away from the public eye and amidst relatively little fanfare compared to other official visits of … Continue reading Why is China Choosing to Partner with Israel and Saudi Arabia?

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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

India’s Freaking Out Over China’s “BRICS-Plus” Proposal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Wednesday that China would “explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries” because “we hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation.” This instantly prompted a jingoistic paroxysm in … Continue reading India’s Freaking Out Over China’s “BRICS-Plus” Proposal

In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. © AP Photo/ U.S. Force Korea

The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility. These surprise launches prompted the … Continue reading The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

Palmyra’s Re-Liberation and the “Rojava Civil War”

Palmyra was just re-liberated for the second time after a hard-fought battle for this strategic city, while in the same week, the leader of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq visited Turkey to plot the “Rojava Civil War”. Each of these events will directly impact on the disjointed efforts that are underway to liberate … Continue reading Palmyra’s Re-Liberation and the “Rojava Civil War”

Macedonian flag in front of the government building in Skopje, Macedonia (File) © AP Photo/ Boris Grdanoski

It’s Time to Trust Russia, Not Trump, on Macedonia

Despite the high hopes placed on his administration, Trump has so far done nothing to move away from Obama's Hybrid War on Macedonia, thus lending further credence to Russia's warning that foreign powers are plotting to annihilate the country's statehood. The Republic of Macedonia is once again mired in a political crisis, the country's third in as many … Continue reading It’s Time to Trust Russia, Not Trump, on Macedonia

The Global Blueprint for Neo-Ottomanism: Opportunities and Challenges

Neo-Ottomanism is the driving ideology behind contemporary Turkey’s domestic and foreign behavior It’s no secret that Turkey endeavors to restore its Great Power status all across its former Ottoman realm, driven in part by the strategic calculations outlined by former Foreign and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and carried through to its present iteration through the … Continue reading The Global Blueprint for Neo-Ottomanism: Opportunities and Challenges

Nagaland Unrest: Fate of “Indian Balkans”

The Indian state of Nagaland is poised to once more create a major headache for India if the unrest there doesn’t fully stabilize sometime soon, although this story is almost completely overlooked by the Mainstream Media’s blackout on the topic. The large-scale riots from earlier this month have already led to the police killing three … Continue reading Nagaland Unrest: Fate of “Indian Balkans”

The Sahelian-Saharan Silk Road is One of China’s Master Plans for Africa

Strategic Background The word “Africa” conjures vivid images in the minds of many, with most unaware non-Africans reactively recalling stereotypical images of war, famine, and poverty that they were introduced to on a wide scale during the 1990s “African World War” in the Congo, but the present-day reality is markedly different than what most people … Continue reading The Sahelian-Saharan Silk Road is One of China’s Master Plans for Africa