China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ reach Latin America | Asia Times

February 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A sharp, geoeconomic shift took place last month in Santiago, Chile at the second ministerial meeting of a forum grouping China and the 33-member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, told his audience that the world’s second-largest economy and Latin America should join efforts to support free trade. This was about “opposing protectionism” and “working for an open world economy,” he said.

Source: China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ reach Latin America | Asia Times

Turkey plays its latest card in the New Great Game – Pepe Escobar | Veterans News Now

January 30, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

President Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘Olive Branch’ operation appears to have support at home and in Moscow, but failure would spell problems.

Olive Branch” is the Orwellian-named Turkish invasion of a chunk of Syria. The operation comes as no surprise. President Tayyip Erdogan had hinted for nearly a year that a move was likely in the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin.

Source: Turkey plays its latest card in the New Great Game – Pepe Escobar | Veterans News Now


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