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China’s Silk Road presents growing threat to western influence in the Gulf

Western governments’ awareness of the extent and character of the People’s Republic of China’s global ambitions, manifested in President Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (BRI), has grown sharply in the last 12 months. Not that the ‘Silk Road’ project should be any surprise: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been open about its goals, albeit mainly expressed on Chinese language sites.

Issue 1110 - 17 September 2020

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GSN’s new website supports decades of independent reporting

Gulf States Newsletter has launched a new website which we hope will enhance subscribers’ use of GSN and its associated resources. The Twittersphere and other, even less benign environments may speculate on GSN’s ownership – hardly surprising as so many media outlets show little or no sign of having either subscription revenue or advertising income.

Issue 1109 - 03 September 2020


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