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 in the neighboring Congo.
Washington is on the full-fledged asymmetrical offensive in the “Global (and literal) South”, far away from the ‘prying eyes’ of the international media.
There is no state besides Russia that’s capable of managing the growing competition between these two Asian Great Powers.
Should proxy warfare operations heat up in the Horn of Africa, then the implications could endanger China’s Silk Road railway through Djibouti to the Ethiopian capital.
China would ideally like for India to join its One Belt One Road (OBOR) global vision of New Silk Road connectivity.
Sudan and Pakistan are the crucial mainland-maritime interfaces for the Silk Road strategy which is expected to form the basis of China’s “South-South” integration in the emerging Multipolar World Order.
Radio Free Asia republished unproven but very serious accusations against the Chinese government which came from an untrustworthy source, the “World Uighur Congress”.
So long as China can succeed in preserving the EU’s consumer market strength, Beijing won’t have much to worry about its long-term strategy for Eurasia.
Brick by BRICS: The roadmap for cooperation in the wider ‘global east’ all leads to One Belt–One Road
BRICS, the EAEU and SCO are ultimately all best served to hasten the development of smooth and frequent trade between all member states of each body.
Donald Trump Crosses China’s Red Line in Afghanistan just as Obama crossed Russia’s in Syria and Ukraine
It is in China and Pakistan’s joint interest to finalise a tentative Afghanistan peace process as quickly as possible.
The US seems to be positioning itself as an adversary in a trade war with China, something as unwinnable as North Korea engaging in a nuclear war with the United States.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan’s historically good relations with Russia and its refusal to follow US ally Saudi Arabia into an unnecessary conflict with Qatar and by extrapolation with Iran, demonstrates a far-sighted geo-strategic maturity that will ultimately benefit Pakistan greatly.