Saturday, April 13, 2019
Twin dragons rising
Good introduction to China in Africa. Yes, it´s written by the CFR, the think tank constantly mentioned in conspiracy theories! What struck me most was the ultra-pragmatic character of Chinese policy, including close relations with nations usually considered to be in the Western sphere of interest, such as Ethiopia or South Sudan.
China in Africa
I haven´t read this book, but it could be interesting. Yes, Japan is rearming itself. Collision with China ahead?
Unless the United States and its Western European hangers-on can get their act together *real* quick, we are seeing the death throes of US global power right now. The US looks like a banana republic, but without the bananas! The next great powers will be Russia and China, with Japan, India and perhaps Brazil waiting in the wings.
Their redistribution of the global spoil could become a peaceful affair, for pragmatic reasons. Or it might not.
And if it doesn´t...
Well, you know the Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times".