SITREPs

Peru Sitrep and Update

by Peter Koenig as an update to his initial article for The Saker Blog:  Peru had Presidential (run-off) elections on 6 June 2021 – the final result is still not published, even though the National Election Committee had finished its work and decided that, though with a razor thin margin, the socialist Pedro Castillo, primary school professor, from rural Cajamarca, won the election. His opponent, the ultra-neoliberal Keiko Fujimori –

Sitrep: Here Comes China: Elephants, Finance and Trade, RCEP

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial and geopolitical commentary by Amarynth. If you do not know about the wandering elephants that are firing up imaginations, you cannot possibly be up on your reading on China.   The launch of the Huawei Harmony operating system is the first serious competition for Apple and Google in the world. 

Sitrep: Here Comes China: Buried lies & betrayals – Viruses, Nukes – and a Plasma sun

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial and geopolitical commentary by Amarynth. Geopolitics The expectation expressed by Russia and China is that the US is no longer stable and is becoming dysfunctional and a bigger problem than what is worth to prop up. A retreat, a crash, or a type of retrenchment from the world is imminent.

Sitrep: Here Comes China: Space, Trade, Encirclement and Tibet

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth. Space News The Zhurong rover touched down May 15 on Mars and signaled ground control 320 million kilometers away. After diagnostic tests, it will spend 90 days exploring and analyzing the area, climate, magnetic field and subsurface. The Tianwen-1 orbiter is changing its trajectory so Zhurong can transmit high-resolution photos. Read full article $→ “The

China Sitrep: Comments on Palestine and Gaza

China has the chair in the UNSC this month, while the catastrophe against the Palestinians and in Gaza continue.  China made a proposal for a cease fire. That was stopped by the US.  There have been further ceasefire proposals and the US has scuppered all of them.  This contains a few comments from Zhao Lijian.  He is a Chinese politician and the deputy director of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign

Brazil Sitrep: Foreign and domestic issues

By Cristian Junior for The Saker Blog At the moment, Brazil is going through a Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry, in which the government of the Presidency is having its management during the pandemic investigated for alleged crimes of responsibility. As these facts are still occurring, and the minerva owl only takes off at dusk (to remember a classic Hegel idea), I would like to focus on some international and domestic

Sitrep: Here Comes China – Remarkably similar remarks at UN Security Council and a kick-out for Australia

Partheno, a single female Skywalker hoolock gibbon living in Nankang, Gaoligong nature reserve. Photo: Li Jiahong   Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China.   You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth. China suspended economic dialog with Australia. Australia has been walking a tightrope between geopolitics and economic/trade cooperation to maximize its national interests. The trend now is this tightrope is

Sitrep: Here Comes China – Propaganda and BRI

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China.   You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth.  This will be a short one, as some links that are necessary cannot be used.  This first video will give you an idea of why. In a video by Daniel Dumbrill, the true hegemonic ‘other war with China‘, the one of propaganda, becomes crystal clear.  He

Brazil Sitrep – The social dimension of the pandemic in Brazil

By Cristian Junior for the Saker Blog. Its done. Brazil reached 350 thousands of pandemic deaths. Although there is the biological factor – the virus itself -, it looks small in front of its social nature. This disease doesn’t mean a “natural accident”. It is the result of the material relations that mankind lays down to the environment. Unplanned urbanization and the destruction of ecosystems, to say the least of

Sitrep China : Smörgåsbord of notable international data points (and a little opium war)

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China.   You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth:  I am looking for a little help for the Saker Blog and this regular sitrep specifically:  an analyst that can analyze or even just educate on the Chinese military weaponry complex.  What do they have, why and what are they working on?  If you have the

Sitrep China : Xinjiang backlash market shock

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China, plus editorial notes. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe The last two weeks we’ve watched in awe the Chinese telling the US in Alaska that a more assertive China now is a reality as the empire has left it no choice.  Of course the Alaska meeting was spiked with sanctions poison minutes before the meetings started, to present a

Sitrep: The Unipolar moment is over; the Multipolar moment is here.

By Chris Faure for the Saker Blog Shortly after Mr.Biden characterising Mr.Putin as a killer and more, Mr.Putin invited Biden for a public and live online  discussion, saying that it would be beneficial for both the N.American as well as the Russian people. This morning we find this bluntly devastating shot across the bows from the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry. The final sentence, not included in the image, reads as

Sitrep: Message to the West : Go Pound Sand

by Chris Faure for The Saker Blog It is fascinating to compare the recent Biden comments to President Putin and Putin’s response, to what is happening in Alaska between the US and China. It cannot be a coincidence that the messaging from both Russia and China, is the same.  And it is clearly, deal with us on fair terms or Go Pound Sand. There is a seeming coordination of messaging. 

Sitrep: China by the numbers

By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China plus editorial notes. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe – The consumer price index (CPI) declined 0.2% YoY in February. Food prices dropped 0.2 %, lowering consumer inflation by 0.05%. Read full article $ → Ed:  This is in sharp contrast from the Zone A sphere where the reporting is of food price increases.  – China’s

Sitrep: Eradicating absolute poverty in China

By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China plus editorial notes. You can get it here:  https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe The Biggest News Xi declares ‘complete victory’ in eradicating absolute poverty in China The final 99 million poor rural Chinese are free of poverty, along with 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 villages. China met the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development  goal 10 years ahead of schedule. (Ed…) 

Ukraine SITREP (as seen from Hungary)

Intro by the Saker: following my article on the situation in the Ukraine, I got the following email from a reader from Budapest: “You mention about how the Ukrainian government persecutes Russian speakers. In addition, they are also persecuting Hungarian speakers. They have been banning the Hungarian language, Hungarian flag, etc., and the Hungarian community has been threatened with graffiti about their extermination, typically sprayed on the Hungarian community centers,

Sitrep: How Democratic is China?

By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China You can get it here:  https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Having recently read Godfree’s latest book, Why China Rules the World, I learned about trial spots, the history of these and how basically everything that is accepted by the population, gets trialed first, by the population. We change pace on this regular sitrep and instead of bringing together a wide

China newsbrief and sitrep

By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China You can get it here:  https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Russia ramps up natural gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia mega-pipeline “The export of gas to China through the Power of Siberia gas pipeline continues to grow. Supplies regularly exceed Gazprom’s daily contractual obligations,” the company said in a statement, adding that the volume of gas delivery last

Ecuador Elections Sitrep

By Chis Faure for The Saker Blog Ecuador’s leftist candidate Andrés Arauz declared victory in yesterday’s election Early exit polls show his socialist Correista party beating right-wing US-backed banker Guillermo Lasso massively We’re waiting for more conclusive results, but so far this looks like a historic victory and we cannot help but be reminded of the victory in Bolivia.   Arauz will be the second left-wing economist to win the presidency

Gestapo Switzerland

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog This morning, 5 February 2021, a distinguished gentleman, professional, in his early 70s, impeccably dressed in suit and tie (no names shall be mentioned) – was running to catch an 8 AM train at the Geneva principal railway station, Cornavin. He was in a hurry not to miss the train, and was just about to put on the obligatory mask, when two gendarmes

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