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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.

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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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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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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China completes SWIFT alternative

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2015

May Launch “De-Dollarization Axis” As Soon As September

Zero Hedge

9th March, 2015

One of the recurring threats used by the western nations in their cold (and increasingly more hot) war with Russia, is that Putin’s regime may be locked out of all international monetary transactions when Moscow is disconnected from the EU-based global currency messaging and interchange service known as SWIFT (a move, incidentally, which SWIFT lamented as was revealed in October when we reported that it announces it “regrets the pressure” to disconnect Russia).

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Is the dollar losing its clout among EMs?

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015

CNBC

9th March, 2015

The greenback’s dominance in the developing world may be under threat as more emerging economies begin to reduce their reliance on the global trade currency.

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Russia’s remarkable renaissance

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015

F.William Engdahl

New Eastern Outlook

9th March, 2015

Something remarkable is taking place in Russia, and it’s quite different from what we might expect. Rather than feel humiliated and depressed Russia is undergoing what I would call a kind of renaissance, a rebirth as a nation. This despite or in fact because the West, led by the so-called neo-conservatives in Washington, is trying everything including war on her doorstep in Ukraine, to collapse the Russian economy, humiliate Putin and paint Russians generally as bad. In the process, Russia is discovering positive attributes about her culture, her people, her land that had long been forgotten or suppressed.


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China has announced plans for a ‘world currency’

Posted by seumasach on March 8, 2015

Economic Collapse Blog

4th March, 2015

The Chinese do not plan to live in a world dominated by the U.S. dollar for much longer.  Chinese leaders have been calling for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the primary global reserve currency for a long time, but up until now they have never been very specific about what they would put in place of it.  Many have assumed that the Chinese simply wanted some new international currency to be created.  But what if that is not what the Chinese had in mind?  What if they have always wanted their own currency to become the single most dominant currency on the entire planet?  What you are about to see is rather startling, but it shouldn’t be a surprise.  When it comes to economics and finance, the Chinese have always been playing chess while the western world has been playing checkers.  Sadly, we have gotten to the point where checkmate is on the horizon.

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Russia and Iran sign defense deal

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2015

.. ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue

RT

20th January, 2015

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnRead moreel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

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Russia Aims to Transform BRICS

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

..into Full-Fledged Economic and Political Alliance

Russia Insider

13th January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 13 (TASS) – Converting BRICS, a grouping of five emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa— into a full-fledged cooperation mechanism in major issues of global economy and politics will be a key goal of Russia’s upcoming presidency, a senior Russian diplomat told China’s Xinhua news agency in an interview.

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Russia to launch high speed railway between Moscow And Beijing

Posted by seumasach on January 6, 2015

Between Moscow And Beijing With Travel Time Of 48 Hours

IBTimes

5th January, 2015

 Russia will build a high speed railway line between Moscow and Beijing. This will cut down the travel time to about 48 hours. The existing travel time is seven days, and it will be a revolution when it will be cut to two days.

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2015: year of peace?

Posted by seumasach on December 19, 2014

Cailean Bochanan

19th December, 2014

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

T.S.Elliot

Those who have been following the analysis put forward in these columns may be stunned but will not be surprised by Obama’s announcement ending the US standoff with Cuba. As I wrote almost two years ago:

“You don’t have to regard Barack Obama as the the embodiment of ultimate virtue to support the recent shift towards a certain realism in Washington. He has declared an end to “war without end”. It doesn’t matter that this is only an accommodation to new realities and not the reflection of some inherent goodness in the US leader. What matters is that he is aware of reality and is accommodating to it: this is what leadership is about. He has recognised that the policy options chosen by his administration have not worked. They could have worked perhaps but they didn’t . The government of Bashar-al Assad has not collapsed in the face of Western sponsored Islamist movements and is not going to. The eurozone is not going to collapse to accommodate the US dollar. America is not going to dictate the course of world events over the coming years. The New World Order, at least not the one envisaged by Washington, London and Tel Aviv, will not come into being.Let us then applaud Barack Obama for providing us with change we might even believe in: a shift in Washington towards an acceptance of the facts, of a return to planet earth.”

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