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New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-16 - Original post - cached version

The epidemic caused by a new strain of Coronaviruses, called “2019-nCOV” by the World Health Organization (WHO) on January 30, is becoming a crucial factor in the current phase of ongoing political and economic processes.

Although the author lacks the expertise to discuss either...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-15 - Original post - cached version

In recent days, we’ve been witnessing a noticeable deterioration of the security situation in Syria. Hostilities are being reported both the in Idlib and Aleppo governorates, where radical militants are desperately trying to regain control of sections of the M5 highway they had to...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-14 - Original post - cached version

At the conclusion of the impeachment trial, the vote was taken, and all Republicans voted in unison to keep Trump in office. There was however, one notable exception. US Senator Mitt Romney was the single Republican to vote to convict Trump on charges of abuse of power.

The media...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-14 - Original post - cached version

In a country whose population has been famous for demonstrating at the drop of a hat, ever since Parisians assaulted the Bastille in 1789, the Yellow Vest movement launched in October 2018 has brought the population to the brink of total...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-14 - Original post - cached version

Washington and Wall Street and the collective international order they’ve built over the decades following the Second World War appear to have run their course.

To adversaries and allies alike, the US has become more of a liability than the global leader it attempts to present...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-14 - Original post - cached version

“Efforts have been made in recent weeks by members of Al Islah in Yemen (a political unbrella for various tribes and Islamic outfits, such as the Muslim Brotherhood) to organize an alliance of convenience with the Houthis to weaken Saudi Arabia’s influence in the Arabian Peninsula,”...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Recently, an ever increasing number of countries has started distancing itself from the United States. This process became particularly noticeable a couple of years ago when Donald Trump announced a new policy that he dubbed America First.

It’s noteworthy that in the aftermath of...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Whereas the mainstream western and Arab media have been claiming a ‘serious rift’ between Russia and Turkey over the death of Turkish soldiers in a Syrian offensive in Idlib, this is far from the case. While there is no gainsaying that Russian and Syrian interests do not always converge...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

At the time the bipolar world order disappeared in 1991, successful economic reforms were introduced in India, which helped launch a serious discussion about the place and role of this nation in the world. A key to understanding India’s current politics lies in its features, such as...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

The latest incident in London was so entirely preventable that it is difficult to describe it as anything less than deliberate.

In yet another headline-grabbing terror attack – an armed man in south London left several injured – some seriously – with the suspect himself killed at...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

Those who accept the policies of the Trump administration, cancellation of the JCPOA with Iran, seizing oil fields in Syria, endless sanctions on nation after nation, Europe blackmailed, endless threats emanating almost hourly from Trump’s iPhone as “national policy” or even criminally...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

“I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been. Our military is completely rebuilt, with its power being unmatched anywhere in the world — and it is not even close,” Donald Trump told the country at his State of the Union address on February 4th,...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

US President Donald Trump confirmed his intention to end nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan and reduce the number of US troops in the country in his State of Union address to Congress on February 4. About 14,000 members of the US military are currently deployed in Afghanistan, as...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Historically the greatest economic depressions have started with unexpected events on the periphery of major financial markets. That was the case in May 1931 with the surprise collapse of the Austrian Creditanstalt Bank in Vienna which brought the entire fragile banking system of postwar...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-11 - Original post - cached version

While using a civilian airliner as cover, four Israeli F-16 fighters approached the outskirts of Damascus and launched an attack on local residential areas late night on February 6. There’s no disputing that by adopting such tactics the Israeli Air Force endangered the civilian...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Jihadi forces backed by Turkish infantry and artillery have launched a general counter-attack on the west flank of Saraqib, both north and south of the M-4 highway. Erdogan has now cast his fate openly with the terrorists to prevent the liberation of Idlib.

I am wrapping up this...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-11 - Original post - cached version

The appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month, which has since spread to more than 20 countries, has sparked social media-driven panic around the world. People are scouring the Internet for information about this coronavirus outbreak, which the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-10 - Original post - cached version

Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and Breitbart editor,was finally kicked out of an Italian monastery, which even Newsweek wittily described as a“far-right boot camp”.

This author, along with a few others, has been warning for some time that the former Trump’s top...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-10 - Original post - cached version


In 2019, the Russian Federation and New Zealand marked the 75th anniversary since diplomatic ties between the two nations had been established. At present, when Oceania and the entire Asia-Pacific region have become the battleground for the political and economic confrontation between...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-09 - Original post - cached version


The speech given by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum in Davos (which marked its 50th anniversary) as well as his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of this summit became one of the most significant events in world politics in the first...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-08 - Original post - cached version

The confrontation between China and the United States is growing in intensity day by day, and clearly the war drums are being beaten in Washington.

According to a statement made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in November, the United Stated had never before faced such a...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

The casual reader of the Australian mainstream media would be hard pressed to know that at the current time Australian troops are engaged in three different wars: Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

They would be even harder pressed to discover any discussion of the validity of these...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

On 29 January WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there was no reason to declare the outbreak of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China a pandemic risk. On 30 January, he declared the virus an international emergency, but made clear that there was no reason for...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

We have already conducted a preliminary analysis of what the situation on the Korean Peninsula will look like in 2020, and what is happening now goes to show that although the dialog is not being broken off, there is a hardening of attitudes, which we can see is inevitable.

Let’s...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

Upon declaring Russia “the biggest threat to US national security” in 2015, and passing a bill that puts Russia atop the list of its principal enemies, the United States has been trying to inflict maximum damage upon the now targeted state through all means possible. However, attempts to...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

The Sultan of Oman – Qaboos bin Said Al Said – passed away at the age of 79. He was the longest serving monarch in the Gulf. Within 24 hours, an envelope with his will got opened, and the new ruler was announced and sworn in before the governing family council.

His name is Haitham...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

The US administration and military leadership have been desperately trying to keep the number of the US Army’s battlefield casualties, as well as the flag-draped coffins of American soldiers, from the eye of the press.

There are many reasons for such secrecy. One of the main ones...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-05 - Original post - cached version

BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 09.10.18  For some reason, this article is missing from Google search results. Since this article remains pretty relevant to those geopolitical events that are taking place on the geopolitical...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-05 - Original post - cached version

In the last week of January, US Special Representative for Syria, James Jeffery, travelled to Europe to step up US economic pressure on Syria due to its ‘attacks’ on Idlib. While it may sound strange why the US would sanction Syria for its resounding successes against al-Qaeda jihadi...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-05 - Original post - cached version

It is a well-known fact that the global energy economy relies and will continue to rely for many years to come on energy generated by burning fossil fuels, such as natural gas, crude oil derivatives and coal. It is also common knowledge that combustion of large quantities of these energy...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

Between the lines, this is where the truths of Anglo-European neocolonialism are found. Just read Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the new Cold War is revealed as the same old domination game. The United States is leaving some troops in Africa to counter “moves” by Russia and China....

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

US policy versus Iran has reached new heights of desperation and new lows in terms of undermining international law and norms. 

In Washington’s losing battle to maintain hegemony in the Middle East at the expense of the actual people and nations that exist there – it has resorted...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

In recent years, the very term “cyber warfare” has evolved from something only the military brass would use into a hypeworthy piece of news, with politicians in different countries alleging that their ratings were plummeting due to “cyber attacks” launched by their opponents. With...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

January 19, 2020, marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of an agreement with the wordy title of “Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States of America and Japan”. Incidentally, Nobusuke Kishi (the maternal grandfather of current Prime Minister Shinzō Abe)...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version

News this Thursday of Ayatollah Sistani’s health issues very much put in focus the matter of his succession, and maybe more pertinently yet, Iraq’s ability to weather such a catastrophic loss to the integrity of its institutions.

“His Eminence was subjected to a twisting in the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version

On Jan. 3rd, 2019, China landed the Chang-e 4 rover on the far side of the moon. This was a dramatic accomplishment in terms of extraterrestrial activity. The mission had a concrete purpose, not merely in terms of scientific research, but also in terms of technology.Helium-3, the rare,...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demolished President Trump’s “Peace Plan” or, as the Donald called it, “The Deal of the Century”, calling out “Jerusalem is not for sale”, warning that the “conspiracy deal will not pass. The Palestinian people will reject it.” He added, “[the Plan]...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version

According to reports from the IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, masked gunmen ambushed and killed Basij commander Abdolhossein Mojaddami, who led a volunteer militia wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the city of Darkhovin in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. The news...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-02 - Original post - cached version

After Afghanistan, the Republic of Iraq became the second country in the Greater Middle East to suffer a US military invasion in recent years. Many years have since past, yet war rages on in this country, between the new government and various ethnic and extremist groups, and it has...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-01 - Original post - cached version

Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first high-level official from the PRC to pay an official visit to Myanmar in 20 years. He had been invited by President Win Myin and was in the Southeast Asian nation from 17 to 18 January of this year. And although the focus of the talks between...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

China has been hit by coronavirus as if by a brick over the head; heavily and mercilessly. Instead of help, Beijing has received criticism, even verbal attacks.

In spite of doing tremendous job fighting the epidemy, China is getting almost no tributes for its performance.

...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

After three years of revelations about President Trump’s peccadillos, large and small, it was going to be difficult for the Democrats to command the air waves twenty-four hours a day for a whole week....

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

It is 2020 and time for the world to sum up the outcomes of different economic sectors, including tourism. At first glance, the tourist industry does not appears to be an important part of the business sphere, unlike the sale of oil and weapons is. However, nowadays, there are hundreds...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

While many reports in the western main stream media claimed that Turkey’s ‘real motive’ behind its direct intervention in Libya is (a reflection of Erdogan’s obsession with) creating a neo-Ottoman empire in the region, it may not be true. Creating an ‘empire’, even if the word is not...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. ~ Otto von Bismarck

The US hustle on who has been destabilizing the Mideast via terrorism has gone unchallenged far too long. We listened to the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Analysis of Donald Trump’s proposed “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian problem has followed a predictable pattern. Trump supporters have hailed it as a realistic attempt to bring peace to the region. His opponents say it is a means of distracting from his impeachment and...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Nowadays, hardly anyone would probably disagree with the statement that the Trump administration’s actions in the Middle East have been more than just careless. With its conduct and policies, Washington is in fact pushing away its key allies in the region, which we can clearly see by...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Since October of last year there have been ongoing mass demonstrations in Iraq, which have not yet subsided. As a result of clashes with law enforcement agencies, at least 600 protesters have died and over 16,000 have sustained injuries. Iraq’s President Barham Salih cited these...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-29 - Original post - cached version

The past week has seen the celebration of the anniversary from January 1945 of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet forces. The casual reader of the speech given by United States Vice President Mike Pence could be forgiven for not realising that the liberation was carried...

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