The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern. But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different themes, participants, objectives, and broached for discussion. After all, we are talking about the two largest economies in the world, two colossi directing and shaping global culture, behavior and world opinion. Continue reading Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail
Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. Continue reading The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Challenges British Geopolitics
The Venezuelans are suffering from lack of food and medicine, they say. But they are offering some solutions that are grossly incongruent to the pretext of their blatant interference against the country. Continue reading Alliance Sends 933 tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela; West Sends Warships, Live-Aid Concert
While the City of London and Wall Street are busy with one last-gasp effort to salvage their (unsalvageable) financial system, with an ECB bail-in plan designed to seize all financial assets for themselves—their earlier “Cyprus Template” writ large—Russia, China and allied nations are instead orchestrating a Grand Design for Middle East and world stabilization and peace, as suggested by what might be called a “Syria Template.” Continue reading In 10,000 Years, Will We Still Be Barbarians, Or Will We Be Humans?
For spending too much on the military industrial complex, and in deliberately sowing conflicts worldwide by directly training and funding terrorist groups, in order to sustain the industry that only feeds on wars, the US economy has suffered immensely and has never recovered, since the 1960s. Continue reading Assumption of US Dominance Has ended; Imperial Decline is Looming
The current collapse of the unipolar world, with the inexorable emergence of a multipolar framework, has enabled a terrifying subplot to run amok – the normalization of the idea of nuclear war. Continue reading When in Doubt, Nuke China
Official Washington’s arrogance in trying to push around Russia and China has pushed the two countries together, creating a dangerous new dynamic in international relations, explains ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Continue reading Russia-China Tandem Shifts Global Power | Ray McGovern
Over the weekend, a small armada led by US carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the West Philippine Sea, aka South China Sea, as a show of force against China’s supposed militarization in the area.
Some very striking developments between East and the West in the realm of economics are happening very recently. What we thought would take more years to start is already here.
The Silk Road is well on course and the first train of goodies from China has arrived in Iranian railway terminals to inaugurate post-sanction Iran.
Another chemical plant with 300,000 tons of adiponitrile exploded in China at 8:50 PM last night. That’s the second chemical storage to have been blown in a week, and we are asking ourselves why after decades of unprecedented economic progress, they still haven’t learn how to do things properly.
Is that really the case here?
Update 17 Aug 2015: Death Toll Rises to 112 From Tianjin Blasts, With 95 Missing source
As austerity-ravaged Europe watches its undemocratic “institutions” grapple with the Greek tragedy, and the US backtracks on a fair nuclear deal with Iran, geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting in the Urals.
When it comes to government projects we are used to wait for years before they become a reality. International project leadtimes are far longer. But not in the case with the BRICS.
There is a great probability that even with the resounding NO vote against austerity the EU Vultures will never give away their inflexible position and just let the Greek economy slide deeper into recession. This creates impetus for the BRICS Alliance to come in as it has been itching for the past few weeks before the successful Greferendum.
Previously, China hinted that it would help Greece through the EU mechanism, but now there is an idea floated through a Chinese think tank that it might do so directly as the need arises, i.e. when the people of Greece chose to abandon the one-currency European Union.
China is reportedly actively intervening in the Eurozone crisis especially with the issue on Greek default and has promised to throw in more funds to force both parties to continue talking.
So, it has finally happened, Greece has shut down its banks and imposed capital controls. And so the dominoes start to fall. This is only the first act in a grand opera that will continue to unfold in the coming months. To try to guess what is in store for the European Union, it is good to take a look at how the fall of the Soviet Union took place.
When the British were expanding its empire throughout Asia and the Pacific in the 18th-19th century, it did start the modernization of some of those territories, e.g. Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
But whether these nations benefited from such a dramatic change, or more for the British, is a matter of debate because there’s that primordial question of whether the people in these lands wanted those changes, to begin with.
We were all expecting a grand global announcement of a shift from fiat dollar to gold standard, actually a basket of sovereign currencies backed up by hard assets, e.g. oil, natural gas, copper, silver and gold, and yet, it is turning out not to be the case.
What we are seeing right now is a gradual implementation of that shift.
While the United Nations could not stop Israel’s illegal incursion to Palestinian lands because its only function is to implement globalist policies of the bankers, China and other nations have boycotted Israel in real terms.
Chinese firms are going home to China, further eroding the financial integrity of the US economy.
There has been a confrontation between a US surveillance aircraft and Chinese Navy over its ongoing reclamation in the area of the Spratly Group of Islands, last week.
Beijing is prevailing over its neighbors in the South China Sea. It may also have the solution.
Washington has unleashed a “proto-war” against China, using military, economic, and informational measures, in accordance with the “Brzezinski doctrine” and the “Wolfowitz doctrine,” Eric Sommer underscored.
Chinese and Taiwanese officials met on the on Saturday to discuss the development of bilateral ties.
China’s Taiwan affairs chief Zhang Zhijun met with Taiwan’s mainland China affairs chief Andrew Hsia to discuss ties on an island which was formerly a scene of battle between China and Taiwan.
When O’bummer announced his pivotal “Pivot to Asia” geopolitical strategy last year, he intended to transfer at least 60% of America’s military into the Asian region, with the Philippines and Japan as patsies.
The Okinawan refusal against American military bases in its turf only pushes America further into our country and plans to install at least eight military bases here and a possible return to its original two mammoth bases in Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base which were closed down in 1992 through the restriction in our 1987 Philippine Constitution.
The very close relationship between Russia and China in terms of geopolitics and economics is now considered as a legitimate threat to the survival of the Eurozone.
The Eurasian economic and military integrations have never been accelerated this way before. The natural symbiotic abilities to supply one another in terms of resources and technologies have never been exploited and satisfied in the Eurasian sphere in this manner in ages. Yet, the Western push for endless destruction in the Middle East and at home have only made this one inevitable.
There’s a military coalition that is standing up against the perennial bully in the schoolyard, i.e. US/NATO military forces. It’s referenced via its annual defense ministers’ meeting, i.e. the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) and its close cooperation is led by the mighty triumvirate of Russia, China and Iran.
This is an open letter to all Maharlikans, the original name for the inhabitants of the Philippines.
Nowadays, one need Google Earth only to determine exactly where these islands legitimately belong to, with consideration to the 200 nautical mile economic exclusivity clause [EEZ] of the UN maritime law.