New Delhi Hobnobs with Neocons to Disrupt the New Silk Road in Europe

The recent joint event between the infamous Heritage Foundation neocon think tank and its prestigious Indian partner from the Observer Research Foundation saw New Delhi’s representatives slamming China’s Silk Road role in Europe in an attempt to advance three strategic objectives. The Heritage Foundation, perhaps the US’ most well-known neoconservative think tank, co-hosted an event …

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China’s Aircraft Carriers Will Give It Multiple Floating Bases in Africa

Experts have been arguing for years about what China has in mind by acquiring aircraft carriers, but instead of using them to confront the US’ Indian ally, it’s much more likely that the People’s Republic will rely on them as floating bases for providing “Lead From Behind” assistance to its African partners as they confront …

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French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a press conference in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Photo: AFP/Ludovic Marin

Why Europe is Afraid of the New Silk Roads

It came out as a sort of minor scandal – considering the ’24/7 post-truth news cycle.’ Of the 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing, 27, with the exception of Hungary’s, signed an internal report criticizing the New Silk Roads as a non-transparent threat to free trade, allegedly favoring unfair competition by Chinese conglomerates. The report was …

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5 Things That Ethiopia and Myanmar’s Leadership Changes Have in Common

An ordinary person might not think that Ethiopia and Myanmar have anything in common, but an analysis of their latest leadership changes shows that these two Chinese Silk Road partners actually share five structural vulnerabilities with one another, and identifying these points of pressure could reveal some crucial insight about the US’ latest Hybrid War …

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Souvenir necklaces with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping are displayed for sale at a stall in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on February 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Thomas Peter

The Xi Silk Road is Here to Stay

It took only two sentences for Xinhua to make the historical announcement; the Central Committee of the CCCP “proposed to remove the expression that ‘the president and vice-president of the People’s Republic of China shall serve no more than two consecutive terms’ from the country’s constitution.” That will be all but confirmed at the end of the …

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Why Does Russia Want to Sell Arms to the Central African Republic?

Russia’s “military diplomacy” in the war-torn Central African Republic is designed to stabilize part of Africa’s “Failed State Belt” and set the stage for Moscow to eventually move its peacemaking efforts to the continent’s next cauldron of chaos in the neighboring Congo, all with the intent of reasserting its historic Great Power role in Africa …

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India could Cordially Compete with China Through BRICS+

Instead of stoking a strategic-security dilemma between the two Asian Great Powers that would only work out to the US’ ultimate benefit, India would do best to cordially compete with China through the BRICS+ format in order to incorporate an implicit rules-based structure to their rivalry and have a chance at reaping the advantages that …

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The New Great Game Moves From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

In the context of the New Great Game in Eurasia, the New Silk Roads, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), integrates all of China’s instruments of national power – political, economic, diplomatic, financial, intellectual and cultural – to shape the 21st century geopolitical/geoeconomic order. BRI is the organizing concept of China’s foreign policy …

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