China Struggles with Belt and Road Pushback

China, in an implicit recognition that at least some of its Belt and Road-related projects risk trapping target countries in debt or fail to meet their needs, has conceded that adjustments may be necessary. "It's normal and understandable that development focus can change at different stages in different countries, especially with changes in government. So …

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Pence Revs Up the US’ Infowar Provocations Against Myanmar

The American Vice President directly attempted to interfere in Myanmar’s domestic affairs by demanding that its political leaders reverse the court ruling that jailed two Reuters journalists to seven years behind bars for espionage, contributing to an escalation of US infowar hostility against the strategically positioned Southeast Asian state in advance of what might be …

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Turkey’s Financial Crisis Raises Questions About China’s Debt-Driven Development Model

Financial injections by Qatar and possibly China may resolve Turkey’s immediate economic crisis, aggravated by a politics-driven trade war with the United States, but are unlikely to resolve the country’s structural problems, fuelled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s counterintuitive interest rate theories. The latest crisis in Turkey’s boom-bust economy raises questions about a development model …

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The Infowar Phase of the US’ Hybrid War on One Belt–One Road

The US’ Hybrid War on OBOR doesn’t stop at the military phase but importantly continues into the informational domain in order to undermine China’s New Silk Roads through the planting of Trumpist “time bombs” in strategic transit states that can only be neutralized by a comprehensive perception management strategy that breaks from the centralized model …

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Russia’s Naval Strategy in the Indian Ocean

Russia is pursuing a remarkably balanced naval strategy in the Afro-Bengal Ocean (Indian Ocean) that strives to maintain equal relations with its Pakistani and Indian counterparts, being drawn to the region not just because of its desire to maintain strategic stability between these two rivals through “military diplomacy”, but also to protect forthcoming offshore energy …

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India’s Assam Citizenship Scandal Could Have Wide Reaching Geopolitical Implications

India strikes fear into the hearts of 4 million Muslims  India has drafted a controversial list of the country’s citizens which has made international headlines due to four million people living in the Indian state of Assam being excluded from the list. The Bengali speaking Muslims whose presumed citizenship status was effectively removed has left …

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Reuters on Trial in Myanmar: Journalism vs. Espionage

The criminal trial of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar has finally begun. Two young men were arrested late last year immediately after receiving what they thought were secret documents that would prove the military’s complicity in the killing of 10 Rohingyas during last summer’s Hybrid War events in Rakhine State. The government is charging them …

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Myanmar is still detaining and prosecuting two Reuters journalists who attempted to uncover the extent of the army’s crimes. (Photo: File)

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

“In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools.” These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, …

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