Why the Gulf States’ SCO Membership Is a Big Deal

Why the Gulf States’ SCO Membership Is a Big Deal

Washington has backtracked from the dissimulation by the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that  Washington had intelligence suggesting Iran was preparing to provide Russia with “several hundred” drones to use in Ukraine, with training sessions set to begin in July.  On July 26, NSC spokesman John Kirby, clarified his boss’ remark by admitting to Al Arabiya,…

Going to Samarkand

Going to Samarkand

The meeting of the SCO Ministerial Council in Tashkent this past Friday involved some very serious business. That was the key preparatory reunion previous to the SCO summit in mid-September in fabled Samarkand, where the SCO will release a much-awaited “Declaration of Samarkand”. What happened in Tashkent was predictably unreported across the collective West and…

The Proposed Russia-India-China Summit Might Be the Most Important Yet

The Proposed Russia-India-China Summit Might Be the Most Important Yet

President Putin should prioritize ensuring that four areas of strategic convergence are placed on the agenda of the proposed meeting between the Russian, Indian, and Chinese heads of state. Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov disclosed last Wednesday that his country’s leader discussed the possibility of an upcoming heads of state summit between himself, his Chinese…