Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

Philippines says 200 Chinese ships have been sighted off disputed South China Sea island since January | South China Morning Post

Senior Filipino officer urges Beijing and Manila to address Chinese presence in disputed waters - call comes as the US and the Philippines gear up for joint military exercises. — Read on http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3004148/philippines-reports-200-chinese-ships-have-been-sighted

Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’ | South China Morning Post

Number of ships sent to Spratly Islands reached 95 in mid-December in what US monitors believe was part of effort to coerce Manila into stopping construction work China, Vietnam and the Philippines all lay claim to the island chain — Read on m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2185318/beijing-sends-fleet-ships-disputed-south-china-sea-island-stop