‘Polish-American alliance complete bullshit’ says foreign minister

Source: the news pl In exerts released ahead of the Monday edition of the magazine, which last week published tapes of damaging and embarrassing conversations by a central banker and ministers, among others, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski is reported to… Continue Reading

Russia Resets its Foot in Afghanistan

Source: Asia Sentinel  Bloodied by a decade-long war, Moscow gingerly seeks to expand its influence More than two decades since a humiliating departure from Afghanistan after a misguided adventure that helped to wreck the Soviet Union, Russia has been gradually… Continue Reading

THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic regions of the globe. The astonishing economic… Continue Reading

Can America Stop Russia’s Energy “Pivot” To Asia?

Source: National Interest […] Relations with China are critical to another piece of Putin’s pipeline strategy—his plan to penetrate the Indian energy market. Russia and India are negotiating the construction of a $30 billion pipeline—the most expensive ever—to connect Russia’s Altai… Continue Reading

Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

Source: BBC India’s decision last week to pay for arms and equipment from Russia to boost the strength of the Afghan National Army (ANA) could be a dramatic game-changer in the region – as well as a step fraught with… Continue Reading

Russia Will No Longer Tell Lithuania About Kaliningrad Weaponry, Which May Include Nukes

              Source: The Trumpet Moscow unilaterally suspended a deal on May 5, under which it had agreed to provide information to Lithuania about Russian weapons and armed forces in the region of Kaliningrad. The… Continue Reading

East Africa’s new great oil game

          Source: Africa Report Four leaders dominate the East African diplomatic chess-board, its diplomacy, its soldiering and its business interests. With new railways and road networks, together with new pipelines and electric power grids, they are… Continue Reading

US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

Source: AFP Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam and other countries police their seas better amid territorial disputes with China, as he met top leaders in Hanoi. Kerry, who arrived on Saturday on… Continue Reading

Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

Source: Arutz Sheva The Republic of Cyprus has made headlines this month. In the ever more combustible eastern Mediterranean that should come as no surprise. Unfortunately for Cyprus, and America’s allies, Greece and Israel, the news did not concern the… Continue Reading

The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

Source: World Tribune People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the rise in the use of the westward corridor to export oil, diamonds, and rare minerals out of South Sudan and the Central African Republic via… Continue Reading

China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two of its own

Source: WP Armed with tens of billions of dollars in investment deals and romantic tales of ancient explorers, Chinese President Xi Jinping has spent much of the past month promoting his vision of two new “Silk Roads” to connect his… Continue Reading