Germany carrying the torch in Europe, but dragging its armed forces along the way, by Juan Del Pozo

  Earlier this year US President Donald Trump had shown his discontent for the lack of contribution of Germany to the NATO effort. “If you look at NATO, where Germany pays 1 percent and we are paying 4.2 percent of a much bigger GDP, that´s not fair”, he said.   This statement contrasts with Angela … Continue reading Germany carrying the torch in Europe, but dragging its armed forces along the way, by Juan Del Pozo

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Commercial war in the Indian Ocean; is the OBOR initiative taking a next step towards a military escalation?, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

US Marine Corp General Thomas Waldhauser, top military commander in Africa, has stated his concern over the now undeniable control of China over the port facilities in Djibouti, which could eventually lead to restrictions in the use of these facilties to other clients, thus hampering the adequate supply to US forces deployed in the región … Continue reading Commercial war in the Indian Ocean; is the OBOR initiative taking a next step towards a military escalation?, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

Big debt in big Africa: who´s to blame? by J. Del Pozo Berenguer

In his address to the George Mason University in March 2018, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson energetically critisized China´s approach to the infrastructure gap issue which the African continent is facing. The main target of his criticism was the galloping debt generated by China´s investment which lacks, he says, sustainability, and raises considerable doubt as … Continue reading Big debt in big Africa: who´s to blame? by J. Del Pozo Berenguer

Rumblings in China, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

In September 2013, Chinese President Xi Jingping announced the creation of the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative. This initiative, together with the New Maritime Silk Road, which also made her debut from the hands of President Jingping in October of that same year, are known together as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, and … Continue reading Rumblings in China, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer