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Week In Review
Dhu al-Qa'dah 01, 1441 to Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 1441
(2020-06-22 to 2020-06-28)

In this section, Crescent International will highlight news and events that do not attract much media Attention. We will provide our brief analysis. Hyperlinked references will be provided for confirmation, corroboration and crediting purposes.

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14412020-06-23

China’s rise adds additional pressure on Zionist Israel

As US imperialism enters its final stage of decline, the rise of China’s economic clout is likely to have a negative effect on US-Israeli relationship.

The Middle East Eye (MEE) published a report pointing out how Washington is exerting pressure on Zionist Israel and its other regional surrogates not to engage in strategic economic cooperation with China.

Many countries will find it hard to comply with this US demand.

Since US-China tensions will remain for the foreseeable future, along with the process of US decline, this phenomenon is going to add additional political pressure on the Zionist occupying entity.

The Zionist regime’s financial survival is dependent mainly on the US and other non-regional powers, it will have to juggle the desires of its external supporters.

Beijing’s growing economic influence will force Israel to take China’s concerns into consideration, thus forcing it at times to irritate its NATO sponsors.

In the long run it will add to Israel’s already decreasing foreign backing.

Courtesy: Middle East Eye

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14412020-06-23

Washington looks for scapegoats as its global clout declines

Examining Washington’s claim that China raided America’s factories, offshored its jobs, gutted industries, stole intellectual property rights and violated commitments under the World Trade Organization, an analysis by Asia Times reached the conclusion that “Beijing is the scapegoat for US failings with unfair-trade accusations part of a game of political bluff.”

Evaluating US-China trade relations, Adriel Kasonta, editorial board member at the peer-reviewed Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS), points out that “the notion of unfair Chinese trading is just another form of political bluff – like Russiagate, Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and many, many more. And like all political bluffs, it serves a particular political agenda. Since China became the new Russia, it’s crucial to recall that it was during Barack Obama’s regime that the Kremlin re-emerged as the No 1 enemy of the US. It’s clear that the current hegemon needs the enemy to justify its largest manufacturing sector – military spending.”

The above presented perspective is a symptom that more and more people within America’s own constituency, Western secular intellectuals, are beginning to seriously question Washington’s global vision and politics. A typical symptom of empires enroute to collapse.

Courtesy: Asia Times

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14412020-06-23

Despite US threats, the UAE likely to continue business with Syria

Faced with strategic military and political defeat in Syria, US officials are attempting to save face at any coast.

As reported by PressTV, US Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, issued a statement that the US would not exclude the UAE from its coercive measures if it violates the Caesar Act.

“Anyone who engages in economic activities, whether in the UAE or in other countries... may be targeted by these sanctions,” Jeffrey said.

Jeffrey’s threat against Washington’s regional puppets is a sign that even regimes beholden to the US are starting to dare to disobey the empire in decline.

The UAE has served for decades as a sanction busting locale, mainly facilitated by Western powers in order to keep an eye on how countries under sanctions evade them.

This policy was beneficial for both parties as it allowed NATO regimes to gather intelligence and the UAE rulers to make money.

At the time of a global economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the US will have a hard time convincing its money driven regional puppets to abstain from earning some extra cash on the side to maintain themselves in power.

Thus, the UAE will most probably be conducting some business with Syria, further diminishing Washington’s image as a global policeman.   

Courtesy: PressTV   

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14412020-06-23

If EU collapses, WWI-type situation on the European continent is possible

On June 19, Reuters reported that EU leaders “…made no progress on a massive stimulus plan that has divided them bitterly for weeks… The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria—the ‘Frugal Four’—say the fund is too large and should be used only as loans, since grants would have to be repaid by all EU taxpayers. They want the funds to be clearly linked to pandemic recovery and say recipients must commit to economic reform.”

If divisions persist, EU’s inability to agree on the specifics of the 750 billion euros recovery fund to help revive economies hardest hit by the coronavirus will jeopardize the alliance’s economic and political future.


With the rise of fascist political trends in the EU and the increasing ability of developing countries to resist Western economic and political domination, European disintegration will most likely make EU regimes turn on themselves.

This will be a repeat of WWI-type situation.

European colonial regimes struggling to contain movements for self-determination and competing for resources in colonized countries, ultimately turned on each other on their own continent.

Courtesy: Reuters

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