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New silk roads and an alternate Eurasian century

Posted by seumasach on October 6, 2014

Pepe Escobar

Tom Dispatch

5th October, 2014

During Iraq War II (2003-2011), I used to imagine that the Chinese leadership would gather weekly in the streets of the Forbidden City, singing and dancing to celebrate American idiocy.  Year after year, when the U.S. might have faced off against a rising China, as its leaders had long had the urge to do, it was thoroughly distracted by its disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq.  I can’t help but think that, with a bombing campaign revving up in Iraq and now Syria, the boots of 1,600 military personnel ever closer to the ground, and talk of more to come, with Iraq War III (2014-date unknown) predicted to go on for years, they are once again rejoicing.  For all the talk in recent years about the Obama administration’s military “pivot” to Asia, there can be no question that its latest Middle Eastern campaign will put a crimp on its Pacific “containment” planning.

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Modi says sky’s the limit with Xi

Posted by seumasach on September 17, 2014

“Modi visualizes the development of India-China relationship as far beyond a bilateral partnership. He wishes it to develop as a major factor in regional and world politics and the emerging world order, augmenting the capacity of the two Asian powers to influence the international system in a profound fashion”. 

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

17th September, 2014

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with the Chinese media on Tuesday in New Delhi was a customary practice that was to be expected on the eve of the visit of President Xi Jinping. But such occasions often serve a purpose in setting the right mood for the upcoming event for the visiting dignitary. 

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Wake up, Chinese are coming!

Posted by seumasach on August 18, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

18th August, 2014

A lot of preparation is going into the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India next month. It is difficult to recall such dense traffic in the run up to a high level India-China exchange. It must be the ‘Modi effect’– suffice to say, Beijing is approaching Xi’s visit with high expectations of a historic breakthrough in relations with India. 

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