China in South Pacific Region: One Step Away from Absolute Power

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The South Pacific region, stretching from the shores of Australia to South America and encompassing more than 30,000 islands, has… More
Politics Eastern Asia - China

The Trump-Macron Debate

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Unlike with other allies, periodically, the US relationship with France sours. Even people only half-interested in international affairs are aware… More
Politics Europe

China – A New Philosophy of Economics

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China’s economic philosophy is a far cry from that of the west. The west consistently seeks to undermine the interests… More
Society Eastern Asia - China

Washington Goes after the Dismemberment of the EU

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As evidenced by the actions of the sitting American president Donald Trump, the whole system of international relations is getting… More
Politics Europe

India Chooses Russia

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India is one of Russia’s strategic partners in Asia. For many decades the two countries have shared warm ties and… More
Politics Southern Asia - India

Politics

US Mid-term Elections: Middle Eastern Perspective

687586745444The results of US mid-term elections have evoked an animated response from Arab media outlets and expert circles. Writers are contemplating the potential effect of the new balance of power (Democrats won the majority in the House of Representatives, while Trump still controls…

Middle East

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Pays Visit to China

KHXH456322Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accepted an invitation from his Chinese colleague Li Keqiang to visit China from 2 to 5 November. The official trip and its outcomes are noteworthy for a number of different reasons, but especially when viewed from the perspective of assessing…

Southern Asia - Pakistan

Moscow Initiative Compliments the Afghan-Led Peace Process

7120On November 9, 2018, Russia hosted the first round of Moscow initiative to resolve the Afghan conundrum, signifying its ever increasing interest in the country that has evolved, over the last 17 years, from a hot-bed of conflict between the US and the Taliban, including Al-Qaeda…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

Trump ‘Trade War’ Hides Military Industrial Agenda

madeinchinaIn geopolitics events are rarely what they seem to be. This is especially true when we look more closely at the otherwise bizarre “war” launched this spring under the guise of trade war, supposedly redressing America’s huge annual balance of trade deficits, the most extreme being that with China. The true driver behind…

USA in the World

Who has the Capacity to Boss Trump Around

TRUS4535322Throughout the year, Washington has been steadily expanding its sanctions regime against Iran, with the latest package coming into full force at the beginning of November. Although it does not aimed directly at the oil and gas industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there’s no doubt…

Middle East - Israel

Free and Fair Elections: The Model

223dEvery time there is a major election in the US, pundits reference the ‘Florida Recount’ that handed the presidency to George Bush instead of Al Gore in the year 2000, clearing the way for a US assault on the Middle East following the attack by Al Queda on September 11, 2001. The tedious…

USA in the World

Western Media "Discovers" Saudi Atrocities in Wake of Khashoggi Fallout

TRS6456222Nothing illustrates the cynical and deceitful nature of Western “journalism” better than the recent, apparent US-Saudi fallout in the wake of the alleged death of Washington Post Saudi correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi allegedly disappeared and has been reported killed…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Economics

Central Asian Power Industry to Support Afghan Economy

af564533The power generating sector plays a crucial role in re-establishing peace and stability in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. No modern nation can hope for rapid and stable development when facing energy shortages. And this is especially true for war-torn…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

Abe Meets Xi then Modi: A New Asia ‘Cooperation Sphere’?

RICJ45454222One of the more important consequences of the Trump Administration trade war against both China as well as Japan is the recent diplomatic and economic meeting between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Not only was it the first such meeting…

Eastern Asia

China's Hong Kong Mega Bridge Riles Former Colonialists

5543Officially called the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge, the 55 kilometre-long bridge-tunnel is an engineering marvel physically connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. Beyond providing links to the mainland, the bridge helps form a wider bay area, connecting several cities…

Eastern Asia - China

Railway Partnership Agreement between Russia and India is Under Way

RZD4242342As is well known, Russian technologies are in high demand throughout the world, thanks to their high quality and relatively low cost. This applies both to technologies used in the space, defense and energy sectors…

Russia in the World

The EU Russia China Plan to Avert Iran Oil Sanctions

MOEUI745322It may well be that the unilateral wrecking ball politics of the Trump Administration are bringing about a result just opposite from that intended. Washington’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement and impose severe sanctions on companies trading Iran oil as of…

Europe

Drowning in Debt Forever: The Fate of Africa Seems Irreversible

AFDE68693322Headlines this week from western mainstream media paint an Africa-China financial crisis brewing. On the contrary, Chinese and African news reveals a “win-win” financial atmosphere mostly. These conflicting “truths” prompted me to report about Africa debt, and just what…

Africa

Washington's Protectionism is only Leading to the US Dollar Demise

DNGB6452311As it’s been pointed out by a multitude of experts from both the US and other regions of the world, a barrage of attacks with the goal of eroding Washington’s hegemony at the energy trading market will be one of the main battlefields where the future of America’s…

USA in the World

Society

Casualties of American Democracy: Trump Serves Up Immigrants as Scapegoats

usM453453One thing that is most predicated about the American political landscape is the pack-of-lies that flows before elections, especially under the Trump administration. We have heard so many recently that most have even stopped trying to separate the truths…

USA in the World

In Greece, the Globalists Take It All – Life, Liberty, God, and the Future

7654The big push is on to convert Greece into a bastion of liberal democracy and godlessness. At least this is what the latest news from Athens presages. Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras may have gone one step too far in his quest to undermine the Orthodox church. Already under fire…

Europe

Filming in the Most Depressing City on Earth - Jakarta

INSL534545222It stinks, it is the most polluted city on earth, but that is not the most terrible thing about it. You can drive for ten or even twenty kilometers through it, and see only ugliness, fences and broken pavements. But there are many miserable cities on this planet, and I have worked…

Southeast Asia

Vietnam: Decades of Liars Blacken the Names of Real Heroes

DYDE57453534The article below was written a decade ago. It began with a flash of anger as an Obama appointee, Senator James Webb, had just published an interview about his service in Vietnam, one bestowing himself with honors and position that real combat vets cringed to read about. At this…

USA in the World

Europe Trying to Wing It

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Although relatively small in size, ‘Europe’ or, as I prefer to call it, the Eurasian Peninsula, which has throughout history been a fractious place, is threatened with implosion by several major problems that it appears incapable of handling. First is the near-impossibility of hearing each other’s financial woes when East and West…

Europe

The Wizard War Against Humanity, the Threat of Hidden Science

MANU5653452Were universities, think tanks and the mainstream media to be believed, science halted all advances in 1970. All “magic” has gone into video games and mobile devices while gas guzzling pickup trucks and fake cancer treatments remain virtually unchanged. The moon remains “unvisited”…

USA in the World

The Problem is America: The Malignant Cultural Hegemony

AMPI65645222What is wrong with the American people? After several years of horrific policy toward the waking world, democracy’s standard bearers seem to be drowning in a lake of selfishness. Distracted, apathetic, or simply dumbed and numbed by unrelenting propaganda, the most admired…

USA in the World

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