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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.

Putin and Trump stage-manage a win-win meeting

Posted by seumasach on July 8, 2017

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

8th July, 2017

From the start, the “positive chemistry” in the Mother of All Sit-Downs was a given. The format – with only the four principals, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and two translators – prevented any leaks. What was originally scheduled for 35 minutes went on for 2 hours and 16 minutes, and not even an impromptu appearance by First Lady Melania Trump – they were late for the Elphillarmonie pomp and circumstance – managed to stop the flow.

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US faces historic setback in the Middle East

Posted by seumasach on June 24, 2017

 

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

23rd June, 2017

The bloc of four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia that imposed an embargo against Qatar on June 5 has finally presented their charter of demands. An AP dispatch, here, lists the 13 demands. The most striking demands include Doha reducing ties with Iran, severing relationships with Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, closing a Turkish military base in the country, and shuttering state broadcaster Al Jazeera and several news outlets.

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Belt and Road can complement America First

Posted by seumasach on May 17, 2017

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1046930.shtmlGlobal Times

15th May, 2017

Sunday saw the start of the first-ever Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Washington sent a delegation led by White House adviser Matthew Pottinger to the summit, a sharp contrast from its previous attitude to Beijing’s infrastructure-building proposals. Washington “recognizes the importance” of the Belt and Road initiative, according to the US Commerce Department.

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Major developments strongly suggest the end of unipolar world order

Posted by seumasach on May 15, 2017

Federico Pieraccini

Strategic Culture

14th May, 2017

With Moon Jae-In’s victory in South Korea, the period of tension on the Korean Peninsula is likely to end. With the rise to power of the new president, South Korea can expect a sharp decline in hostilities with North Korea as well as a resumption of dialogue with China.

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China widens its Silk Road to the world

Posted by seumasach on May 14, 2017

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

13th May, 2017

Let’s cut to the chase. China’s new ‘Silk Road’ initiative is the only large-scale, multilateral development project that the 21st century has seen so far.

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How China managed to overcome global economic slowdown

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2017

Sputnik

6th May, 2017

While Beijing is preparing to hold the One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15, Xinhua has stepped forward to bust the myth that China’s New Silk Road project is essentially a Marshall Plan 2.0.

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Tillerson-Remarks to U.S. Department of State Employees

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2017

This is a major foreign policy statement by Secretary of State, Tillerson. Note that there is no reference whatsoever to the UK, supposedly America’s closest ally. At its heart is a strategic partnership with China envisaged already in terms of long term strategic planning ( 50 years). In addition, detente with Russia and, specifically, cooperation against ISIS is back on the agenda. This is only logical: the US understands that the idea of creating a wedge between Russia and China, trending recently on alternative news sites, is devoid of realism. Of further significance is Tillerson’s clear disavowal of any attempt to impose US values universally placing US foreign policy unequivocally in the “realist” camp. It goes without saying that this program can only be applied subject to the overcoming of internal  opposition or, to put it bluntly, over the dead bodies of the neocon faction. The retreat from empire implies an adjustment to the power structure within the USA. This may already have happened to some extent with the shift of power away from the State Department to the Pentagon in fulfillment of the reversal of the policy outlined by Rumsfeld in 2001.

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5th May, 2017

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Trump’s ‘America First’ reappears centre stage

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th May, 2017

The US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team bears an appearance of being dominated by the military brass. This in turn engendered the perception that Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy is not going to happen. But in reality Trump has been biding his time. One sign of it has been the slow, unobtrusive emergence of state secretary Rex Tillerson at the centre stage of policy-making in the recent weeks. (I subscribe to the opinion that Tillerson was an inspired choice President-elect Trump had made in his cabinet appointments.)

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Beijing has reasons to be ‘En Marche’ with Emmanuel Macron

Posted by seumasach on May 1, 2017

Asia Times

27th April, 2017

Chinese leaders probably sighed with relief after the victory of liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential elections on Sunday. The former economy minister and close aide to outgoing President Francois Hollande is now the favorite to win the May 7 run-off against nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen.

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Petrodollar faces growing threat from the East

Posted by seumasach on April 29, 2017

Asia Times

27th April, 2017

While the recent raft of Sino-Saudi trade agreements benefited Chinese soft power in protecting Xinjiang, and the Saudis by diversifying their economy, China’s slow intertwining with Saudi Arabia complements the Sino-Russo alliance. Primarily, its benefits could lead to a realistic threat to the petrodollar.

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One Belt, One Road summit- China’s biggest diplomatic event this year

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2017

Asia Times

18th April, 2017

Leaders from around the world are eager to rub shoulders with Chinese officials at a summit in Beijing next month, as President Xi Jinping’s signature One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative gains momentum.

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