East Asia

BRICS Take a Step Away From Dollar

An invisible plot is being hatched on the geo-political front. The BRICS countries plan to establish their own development bank to give loans for infrastructure projects, bypassing the middleman in the form of the U.S. dollar. If we consider that the BRIC countries account for 14.6% of the world’s GDP, […]

The Return of Empires (V)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Modern-day empires in the East A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger […]

US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan

Baluchistan, Pakistan – long target of Western geopolitical interests, terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China. Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as well as Iran, was the site of a grisly market bombing that has killed over 80 people. According to […]

A Bomb in the Year of the Snake

Everything about North Korea has to be speculative. That has been and is still the main problem. But one speculation seems to be ending, finally. It concerns China’s apparent ambivalence about North Korea’s nuclear program. Increasingly, Beijing is coming out on the ‘right side of history’. Which in turn would […]

Obama Goes to Myanmar

On November 9, the White House Press Office officially confirmed that President Obama “will travel to Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 17-20. In Thailand, he will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck to mark 180 years of diplomatic relations and reaffirm the strength of our alliance. […]

America’s Pacific Zone of War

The United States has successfully installed two America-compliant leaders as the heads of government of Australia and New Zealand, Washington’s two most important Asia-Pacific regional allies. Both leaders, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, rose rapidly within their respective parties, a sure sign that […]

Lessons of World War II

On September 2, 1945, Japan, Nazi Germany’s last remaining ally, signed the act of unconditional surrender, putting the last dot in the history of the Second World War. The bloodiest war ever fought, it lasted 6 years, affected 40 countries and claimed 55 million lives. The historic signing ceremony was […]

Pacific Ocean Navies in 2020

Wars don’t happen by accident. Any armed conflict is prepared for and planned well in advance. That’s a fact. People living in an absolutely peaceful country sometimes aren’t even aware that their country has decided to go to war and preparations for it are already in full swing. To better […]