Archive for the ‘Multipolar world’ Category
The New World Order is not turning out as planned. Instead of all power emanating from London and Washington, new power centres are emerging to the South and East: a new global equilibrium raises the possibility of a new post-imperial age of peace and equality between nations.
Posted by seumasach on October 28, 2013
“The House of Saud also knows very well it is the solid anchor that keeps OPEC tied to the petrodollar system. Without Saudi Arabia the petrodollar is history.”
23rd October, 2013
Upset at president Barack Obama’s policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family are threatening a rift with the US that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years.
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Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013
Europe’s role in a time of changes
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me pleasure to speak in one of the most renowned centers of political science in Europe as part of my visit to Brussels made on the invitation of my friend and colleague Didier Reynders. Ever since Belgium was founded it had special relationship with Russia. I have no doubt that Belgians are well familiar with the biography of their first King Leopold who was related to the Russian Royal Family and as a general of the Russian Army fought in battles which took place in Europe in the early 19th century. The archives of the Russian Foreign Ministry include a letter by Alexander I to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg with the expression of his “special benevolence.”
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Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013
21st October, 2013
In the very days when a deep split in the US Congress threatened a US government debt default, the gold price should normally jump through the roof, yet the opposite was the case. It is worth a closer look why.
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Posted by seumasach on October 14, 2013
13th October, 2013
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.
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Posted by seumasach on October 8, 2013
8th October, 2013
What a photo – yet another instance of Bali working its magic. Chinese President Xi Jinping leads a “Happy Birthday” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, with Indonesian President Susilo Yudhoyono on acoustic guitar. You know who is not in the picture – he’s in shutdown containment mode. US Think Tankland protestations notwithstanding, there could not be a more graphic reminder of the emerging multipolar order.
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Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2013
Russia Expects India, Pakistan to Soon Be Full Members of SCO
5th October, 2013
MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) – Russia expects that India and Pakistan will soon become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a post-Soviet Eurasian security bloc, Russia’s top diplomat said Wednesday.
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Posted by seumasach on October 4, 2013
4th October, 2013
The high drama of the US-Iran thaw and the diplomatic wrangle over Syria’s chemical weapons cannot hide the ground reality that the nature of the war in Syria is dramatically changing. Moscow grasps this and it may have prompted President Vladimir Putin’s remark earlier in the week that things are moving in the right direction.
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Posted by seumasach on September 21, 2013
21st Septemebr, 2013
I’ve already been called mad for my assertion over the last nine months or so that Obama is actually engaged in some kind of peace process involving a historic compromise with Russia in working a resolution of the Syria crisis as well as a broader Middle East settlement. I seem to be the only one who doesn’t know that Obama is a bad guy and that bad guys do bad things, like rocketing Syria at the first available opportunity. My detractors assessment of my mental health is about to become a lot worse since I now propose to suggest that Obama is readying to pit himself against Wall Street- yes, that’s right. Obama, the Manchurian Candidate with a chip in his brain. is about to take on the financial oligarchy of whom he is nothing other than a puppet! What could be the basis for such an exorbitant thesis?
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Posted in Currency Wars, Financial crisis | Tagged: dollar collapse, Obama agenda, obama revolution, Obama v. Wall Street, Obama's realist turn | 3 Comments »
Posted by seumasach on September 16, 2013
The groundwork for a new Eurasian order was laid in remote Kyrgyzstan, even as the world’s attention remains focused on diplomatic maneuvers over Syria. The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) last week brought together an assembly of heads of state opposed to American unilateral dominance, from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani.
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Posted by seumasach on September 5, 2013
The only international issue to raise a ripple in Australia’s election campaign has been Syria, which Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tried to exploit to highlight opponent Tony Abbott’s inexperience in world affairs. That’s unfortunate, because the most critical choice facing Australians on Sept. 7 isn’t between Rudd and Abbott. It’s between the U.S. and China.
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Posted by seumasach on August 28, 2013
“The British and the US have been exerting pressure on anyone they assumed could have a decision on Zimbabwe’s elections. The decision by the PSC showed that African institutions are resisting external interference in their quest to deliver African solutions to African problems,”
Africa: Sanctions Must Go Now – AU . . . Embargo Must Go Unconditionally, All Must Respect Poll Results, Western Lobby Hits Brick Wall
28th August, 2013
THE African Union Peace and Security Council has called for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the West’s illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe to foster socio-economic recovery. The 15-member PSC, the only organ mandated to enforce union decisions, spoke in the wake of condescending pronouncements from the Anglo-Saxon alliance that comprises the US, Britain and its dominions — the erstwhile penal colony of Australia and Canada — that they would maintain their sanctions, claiming the July 31 harmonised elections were not free and fair.
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