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Who’s won the ‘sanctions war’ so far?

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

Andrew Korybko

Oriental Review

18th March, 2015

It’s been one year since European sanctions were first enacted against Russia on 17 March, 2014, and it’s worthy to briefly highlight their consequences on Moscow. Likewise, the counter-sanctions that Russia imposed on the EU last summer must also be critically looked at in order to assess the economic and political impact of the ‘sanctions war’ on both parties. The results are certainly not at all what the West had anticipated.

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SBU: all non-state paramilitary structures must be disarmed

Posted by seumasach on March 27, 2015

Colonel Cassad

26th March, 2015

 

The head of the security service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko emphasizes the need to disarm all paramilitary structures unrelated to the Armed forces or law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.
“Now the time has come and military leadership, and the leadership of the Ministry of internal Affairs, and the management of the SBU to take care of the ATO soldiers, providing them with appropriate legal status, the opportunity to enter legally in the composition of the legitimate armed forces: the Armed forces of Ukraine, Ministry of interior, the national guard or security service”, said Mr. Nalyvaichenko Tuesday night in the channel 5.
He said: “Everyone else who doesn’t want to log in as a member of the armed forces, police, national guard, security service) must surrender their weapons and to choose a different model of behavior is to leave the area ATO, moreover, not to create and not be part of any illegal military or paramilitary associations.
“We take seriously the fact that were disarmed before the end and disbarred those structures that are involved or are part of a well-coordinated gangs”, added Mr. Nalyvaichenko.

http://versii.com/news/324324/ (in Russian) – link

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Russia high speed railway to connect Europe and America

Posted by seumasach on March 26, 2015

Russia unveils plans for high speed railway and superhighway to connect Europe and America

Independent

 

Plans for a new high-speed transport corridor that could potentially link London and New York by rail and superhighway have been unveiled.

The idea, dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TERP), would see a high speed railway and motorway built from Eastern Europe, across Siberia and over the Bering Strait to Alaska.

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Russia’s Lavrov compliments Obama

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

25th March, 2015

 

Russia has chosen to sidestep the provocative resolution passed with an overwhelming majority of 348 to 48 by the US Congress on Monday urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine. Of course, Obama himself would ignore it.

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Let go Italian Marines, India needs EU policy

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2015

 “Schulz was received by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who hailed amongst other things, the development of Europe as “an important component of the multi-polarization progress” in the world order. Xi noted”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

25th March, 2015

The reported ‘diplomatic snub’ by the European Union ignoring the Indian proposal seeking a summit meeting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi is traceable to Delhi’s impudence to keep under detention two Italian Marines for over three years now without trial. The Narendra Modi government is caught in a dilemma because it was the Bharatiya Janata Party that literally forced the UPA government into a corner. In fact, Modi himself contributed to the rabble-rousing.

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James Baker slams Netanyahu’s ‘diplomatic missteps’

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2015

Haaretz

24th March, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the J Street conference in Washington on Monday, echoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough’scomments earlier in the day.

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Washington ‘shifts tone’ towards China-led infrastructure bank

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2015

We appear to be moving inexorably towards a new international system based on multipolarity and, wisely, Washington doesn’t want to be left out. In fact, I believe Obama has had this in mind for some time, but his scope for action is still being restricted by certain lobbies and their representatives in Congress

RT

23rd March, 2015

The International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have expressed their support for the China-led international bank as the US now propose to work in partnership, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Goodbye, Poroshenko?: Armed volunteer battalions heading for Kiev

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2015

Russia Insider

24th March, 2015

KIEV, March 23. /TASS/. Armed volunteer battalions are pulling in to Kiev, the Vesti newspaper reported on Monday.

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Turkey’s drift from NATO

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

New York Times

13th March, 2015

The website of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledges that NATO has played a “central role” in the country’s security and insists that Turkey, which became a member in 1952, “attaches utmost importance” to it. Yet Turkey’s commitment to the alliance has never seemed more ambivalent than it does now.

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A look at the new China-led financial institutions

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

 

Here is confirmation of China’s potential world leadership. From now on, China has internationalized its “soft power” and these institutions will become truly global in their scope. Why else would “developed countries” like Britain be so desperate to join them- to make sure they live up to our own exacting standards of financial probity?If capital investment coming into Britain comes through banks of which we are founding members things become a lot easier politically

Deutsche Welle

20th March, 2015

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the Silk Road Fund are all international initiatives spearheaded by China over the past months that symbolize Beijing’s growing influence in providing development funding and potential new sources of financing for developing countries.

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Major US allies to join China-backed AIIB bank

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Deutsche Welle

17th March, 2015

Against the advice of the US, several European nations have decided to join the China-backed AIIB development bank. Washington had expressed concern over funding transparency and competition for the World Bank.

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Cracks In Washington’s empire

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts

17th March, 2015

Washington’s EU vassals might be finding their backbone. Britain, Germany, France, and Italy are reported to have defied Washington’s orders and applied to join the Chinese-led Asian Investment Bank. Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg might also join.

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