East Asia

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GG or Geek Geopolitics

Part I A crucial cluster in modern technologies is the production of semiconductors. Decades of progress in the mass production of chips containing ever-higher numbers of circuits has radically altered the economics of computing and fundamentally reshaped the global economy. The personal computer revolution of the 1980s, the internet revolution […]

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GG or Geek Geopolitics (I)

A word we seem to hear a lot lately is “geek”, which refers to someone who has a passion or even an obsession for various technological innovations. Technology plays a crucial role in geopolitics, although this fact is often overlooked. The development of marine technology led to a dichotomy between […]

Tajik-Afghan border

China Blocks US Bases In Central Asia

Ten months after the first meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the five Central Asian states, Beijing has followed through with a second session on May 11 at a gathering in Xi’an, China, hosted by Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The venue is symbolic. The ancient city of Xi’an […]

QATAR-AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT-TALKS

Breakthrough In Afghan Peace Process!

The “extended Troika” on the Afghan problem comprising the United States, Russia, and China — and Pakistan — have announced in Doha on Friday a road map in consultation with the Ashraf Ghani government and Taliban as regards the way forward in immediate terms for reaching a peace settlement. The […]

Rouhani receives Wang Yi

The China-Iran Pact Is A Game Changer (II)

Part I In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya last week, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined Beijing’s approach to the West Asian region with particular reference to the tensions in the Persian Gulf. Wang lamented that “due to protracted conflicts and turmoil in the more recent history, […]

US military

The US Military Around The World

It is the Pentagon’s mission to move from physical presence to sophisticated online operations in the near future. And, for America’s military and political communities, March proved rather fruitful when it came to various doctrines and strategies. At the start of March, the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance was released […]

Covid-19 Failure of the approach

COVID-19: Failure Of The Western Approach

The Covid-19 epidemic affects the whole world, yet its mortality varies from 0.0003% in China to 0.016% in the United States, i.e. more than 50 times higher. This difference can be explained by genetic differences, but above all by differences in medical approach. It shows that the West is no longer the centre of Reason and Science.

Quad summit

Challenges Of Asian NATO

The emergence of an Asian NATO is turning reality and very much visible. Although there has been no official claims on the formation of an Aian NATO, the actions taken on ground are quite indicative of the fact that the concept of the Asian NATO is already there. The Quad […]