The Empire’s Worst Nightmare – The Russia-Iran-China Triangle Part 1 (of a 2 Part series)

Introduction  In 1904 in a speech before the Royal Geographical Society in London British geographer Sir Halford    Mackinder, a firm advocate of the British Empire, presented what is arguably one of the most influential documents in world foreign policy of the past two hundred years since the Battle of Waterloo. His short speech was titled […]

The Geopolitics of Maritime Chokepoints Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

4. The Bab el Mandab The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is another primary waterway for the world’s oil and natural gas. Nestled between Africa and the Middle East, the critical route connects the Mediterranean Sea (via the Suez Canal) to the Indian Ocean. Like the Strait of Malacca, it’s well known as a high-risk area for […]

The Geopolitics of Maritime Chokepoints Part 1 (of a 2 Part Series)

In military strategy, a choke point  is a geographical feature on land such as a valley, defile or bridge, or maritime passage through a critical waterway such as a strait, which an armed force is forced to pass through in order to reach its objective, sometimes on a substantially narrowed front and therefore greatly decreasing its combat effectiveness by making it harder to bring superior numbers to bear. A choke point can allow a […]

Eurasian Connectivity = End of US Dominance Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

How Eurasia Will be Interconnected – BRI version 2.0 Xi had announced that Beijing will hold the 3rd Belt and Road Forum in 2023.  The forum was initially designed to be bi-annual, first held in 2017 and then 2019. 2021 didn’t happen because of Covid-19. The return of the forum signals not only a renewed drive […]

Eurasian Connectivity = End of US Dominance Part 1 (of a 2 Part Series)

The Silk Road started somewhere around 100 AD. Goods travelled from the East to the West. When the Mongol Empire began, capturing the Silk Road and China (the source) helped to increase their Empire. The main artery of this road travelled through Turkey to Europe. When the Turks finally captured Constantinople in 1453, they brought […]

The Demise of Nato Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

The New World Order The most dramatic event after its defeat in the Ukraine will surely be the retreat of the USA, as it is expelled from Eurasia, a process which began in Vietnam and then continued in Iraq and Afghanistan. The nationalist Trump wanted to withdraw voluntarily, but he was not allowed to, therefore […]

The Demise of Nato Part 1 (of a 2 Part Series)

Before we go into the reasons and facts of the above title, it would do us well to understand the mentality of the ruling elite in Europe, back in the day. It is often said that the systemic Western European superiority complex, a disease which consists of the self-justified domination and exploitation of the surrounding […]

Facts on the Ground – Season 2

Since our last report – end August – about the facts on the war in Ukraine, we now update you on key events on this war that has occurred over the past 4 months – September till end December 2022. After a slow grind for much of the summer, events have begun to accelerate, calling […]

MBS Pivots East Part

In 1929, a border dispute between Jordan and Saudi Arabia led to clashes, with the British backing Jordan. When Standard Oil heard about this, their agents got in touch with Ibn Saud, reached an understanding, and proceeded to bankroll him with gold coins and rifles. This led to increased American-Saudi contacts. In 1932, the Kingdom […]

The Dollar’s Last Tango Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series

The Fed Tightens As a result of the Fed’s relentless tightening blitz, both US capital markets (the S&P 500 is down -24%, and 10 year US treasuries are down -17% and bonds were down -10%) and the US economy have been left reeling. One should note –WHY IS THE FED RAISING INTEREST RATES? The day […]

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