Tactical Talk: Season 6 – Episode 4 | What Russia & China alliance offer to the Middle East? Zain Khan & Author Matthew Ehret.
At the same time, bilateral trade has soared to $74 billion. China is Saudi Arabia’s largest trade partner. During Xi’s visit, Saudi Aramco and China’s Sinopec signed a $1.5 billion agreement for strategic cooperation. China also plays a role among Saudi Arabia’s military suppliers.
Reminder, to myself, to check other connections to the Middle East.
With all due respect to the editorial staff of Le Monde, the question is not at all the “escalation around Idlib”, which can stop instantly, but whether the NATO member states will let Turkey be destroyed or not.
It is time to stop whining about the unfortunate families of jihadists and take responsibility before a new country is crushed.
— Read on www.voltairenet.org/article209397.html
A reality check is behind the change in US rhetoric regarding the Middle East, says former CIA officer Philip Giraldi. He adds that the US was overly optimistic about the democratic transformation in the Middle East.
— Read on www.rt.com/op-ed/351047-us-arab-spring-mideast/
A small core of American groups played a bigger role in promoting democracy in Arab states than was previously known.
— Read on archive.is/LzQjB
A majority of the Kurds struggles in the Middle East over the past one hundred years can be tied back to the Sykes Picot Agreement.
— Read on thekurdishproject.org/history-and-culture/kurdish-history/sykes-picot-agreement/
According to the Kurds.
The current tensions between Washington and Tehran have been a major stress test for China’s Persian Gulf strategy.
— Read on atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/chinas-persian-gulf-strategy-keep-tehran-and-riyadh-content/
I haven’t read this thoroughly, yet. Posting so I don’t forget.