Just consider it the 21st century version of the “Great Game,” the superpower struggle to wrest control of South Asia. While it used to be a contest between Russia and Britain, today the players are Washington and Beijing. The latest round goes to China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which seems to be evolving . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Seismic Jolt That Most Won’t Even Notice
The top brass is getting restive and they’re looking for a bit of mass mayhem.
This might be news to you but Russia has an Academy of Geopolitical Problems. The president of the academy, Konstantin Sivkov, wears a uniform with the insignia of a three star general.
Comrade Sivkov thinks he has an answer . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Generals are Talking – That’s Rarely a Good Thing.
China is seeking to bolster its military presence in the South China Sea and where better but in the vicinity of the hotly contested Spratley Islands.
The prestigious British military journal, Janes, believes China is upping the ante in the region by constructing an island to accommodate a joint air and naval base at . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: How to Militarize the South China Sea
India has served notice that its navy is ready to sail into the South China Sea to protect the country’s oil interests there.
Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – Indian Navy to South China Sea
China has provoked outrage in the Philippines by deploying this oil platform, the country’s first deepwater drilling rig, into the South China Sea.
The rig, CNOOC 981, began drilling operations yesterday in disputed waters 320 km from Hong Kong.
According to Reuters, civil society and political groups with links to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oooh, This Could Get Nasty