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  • How Xinjiang is holding back an EU-China deal

    A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video summit. From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The Chinese billed it…
  • Future of the post-Abe India-Japan partnership

    A conventional narrative has often suggested that the China factor is what primarily unites India and Japan at present. Notwithstanding the significance of such an assertion, it is Asia’s geopolitical narrative, geographical closeness and natural political synergy that brings India and Japan together, with China…
  • India implodes its own new Silk Road

    There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road – from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and South Asia opening access from Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia from the Arabian Sea…
  • Definitive Eurasian alliance is closer than you think

    We have seen how China is meticulously planning all its crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic moves all the way to 2030 and beyond.   What you are about to read next comes from a series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully sketch the…
  • The Eurasian Century has already begun

    In 1997, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: “Eurasia is the axial supercontinent … It is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also of challenging America.”  American geo-strategists remain obsessed with this idea, as do opponents and proponents of the rise of…
  • Everything going according to plan in China

    Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit.  Every August the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership converges upon the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved…