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China Iran Deal, $400B, belt-road, Chinese troops [Juan Cole]

September 7, 2019

link: https://www.juancole.com/2019/09/defies-investment-troops.html


Hardly surprising, given the developments of the past 2 years.

If this proceeds as described, then I imagine the next step for China will be to work on Turkmenistan, then Pakistan, then Turkey. All three of those tightly integrated into belt-road, would make it into a truly formidable Eurasian bloc. Anyway, Iran hawks make rather incompetent imperialists.

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