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 May 25, 2015
22nd May, 2015
It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow.
And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another South American commercial offensive – complete with a sweet metaphor: Li riding on a made in China subway train that will ply a new metro line in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: BRICS(Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa), Chinese soft power | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on May 25, 2015
24th May, 2015
While many eagerly await the day when China will finally reveal its latest official gold holdings, a number which when made public will be orders of magnitude higher than its last 2009 disclosure of just over 1,000 tons, or less even than Russia, China continues to plough ahead with agreements and arrangements to obtain even more gold in the coming years.
Posted in Currency Wars | Tagged: gold standard, new financial architecture | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on May 17, 2015
15th May, 2015
For the fourth consecutive month, accompanied by all the usual precautions, our team continues to believe that the crisis’ peak is now behind us. It’s clear that two photos taken five minutes before and five minutes after this peak can be identical. On the other hand the film isn’t comparable; it’s that the perspective is radically different. The mountain walker knows, after crossing the pass that the descent seems easier than the climb: clear direction, gravity on one’s side, shelter in sight… But be careful all the same, before reaching the tarmac road obstacles and risks of a fall are still very present, perhaps even aggravated by the comfortable feeling associated with the fatigue of the climb. This impression of the end of the walk is exactly what our team feels after four months now. Some of our readers are surprised to see us put on rose tinted spectacles; are the spectacles rose tinted or is it really this crisis’ setting sun shining through?
Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: retreat from empire | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on May 15, 2015
15th May, 2015
The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.
History may signal it all started with this week’s trip to Sochi, led by their paperboy, Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin.
Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine, Disband NATO!, Global peace process, Iran, Multipolar world, New Cold War | Tagged: Chinese soft power, retreat from empire, Russian diplomacy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on May 12, 2015
6th May, 2015
The seventieth anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany falls this weekend. The World War II erupted when India’s freedom struggle was nearing the high noon and the demand was rising to a crescendo that Britain should “quit” India. There were two opinions in India at that time as to who was India’s bigger enemy – Britain or Japan. Unsurprisingly, in zero sum terms, it appeared to many that Britain’s defeat meant India’s victory.
Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: Non Aligned Movement | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2015
Regional integrations as a model for XXIst century multipolar global governance (Helsinki, 8-9 June 2015)
The Ukrainian crisis which marked the year 2014 was analysed by LEAP’s Euro-BRICS network as the result of an overlap between two economic unions, the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union, having failed to cooperate in creating the conditions for a non-conflictual co-development. In other words : « the first conflict of the multipolar world ». Indeed the multipolarity of the XXIst century world is neither good or bad, it is a fact which policy-makers must address with optimism and rationality in order to organise it so that today’s multipolar world doesn’t look like Europe in the 1930s.
Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: global governance | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on April 15, 2015
How the Common Market of the South and the Eurasian Union defy the United States and the hegemony of the dollar
20th March, 2015
The economic containment strategies against Moscow and Caracas stimulated by Washington hasted the reconfiguration of alliances in the world system. Although Russia is geographically located in the northern hemisphere, its diplomatic agenda shows more connection to that of emerging economies. The same is happening in Latin American countries. According to the Russian chancellor, Serguey Lavrov, Latin America is called on to become a centrepiece in the development of a multipolar world order.
Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: Common Market of the South (Mercosur), the Eurasian Union | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2015
13th April, 2015
The integration of Iran into the international community is expected to be the last frontier in energy politics. No doubt, it will be a game changer and it would have an Asian vector and a European vector — and a Russian-American vector. The major players are gearing up for action to cope with the new great game in energy politics.
Posted in Iran, Multipolar world | Tagged: Iranian diplomacy, Russian diplomacy, US-Iranian rapprochement | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on April 12, 2015
How China grew desperate to conceal its power from the world
11th April, 2015
The creation of the prosaic-sounding Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank (AIIB) has landed the biggest blow to America’s superpower status in the post-war era.
Posted in Financial crisis, Multipolar world | Tagged: Chinese soft power, new financial architecture | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015
1st April, 2015
The announcement that major European powers will join the AIIB as founding members means the bank is now clearly accepted as a tangible game changer in the multilateral financial architecture. The formidable intentions of AIIB and the new transnational corridors project are both a challenge and an opportunity for India
Posted in Currency Wars, Multipolar world | Tagged: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), new global financial architecture | Leave a Comment »
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”
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.
Posted in Battle for Europe, Multipolar world | Tagged: Indian diplomacy | Leave a Comment »