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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.

Entering a major regional re-set – the Syria outcome will haunt those who started this war

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2019

Alastair Crooke

Strategic Culture

14th January, 2019

The Middle East is metamorphosing. New fault-lines are emerging, yet Trump’s foreign policy ‘hawks’ still try to stage ‘old movies’ in a new ‘theatre’.

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Working with China is more beneficial than fighting it

Posted by seumasach on December 26, 2018

Ken Moak

Asia Times

25th December, 2018

It appears the political and security elites in the United States are preparing for an OK Corral-type showdown with China. On December 1, the US Justice Department asked (some would argue pressured) Canada to arrest Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, on a provisional warrant. It went on to charge two Chinese government employees with stealing information from firms and governments in 12 countries.

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Russia phasing out US dollar in military contracts

Posted by seumasach on December 25, 2018

The Duran(source:RT)

24th december, 2018

Moscow is dropping the greenback in major arms deals and switching to the Russian ruble and the national currencies of its partners, according to the country’s trade minister Denis Manturov.

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A silver lining for Chinese stocks

Posted by seumasach on December 24, 2018

David P.Goldman

Asia Times

24th December, 2018

China’s Ministry of Commerce stated on its website today that the US and China “made new progress” at a vice-minister-level call. Chinese TV spoke of “hopes raised in recent weeks of a significant breakthrough” in the trade negotiations.

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The new Great Game on the Roof of the World

Posted by seumasach on December 20, 2018

As with Mahathir in Malaysia so, now with Imran Khan: both are driving hard bargains with China and the Belt and Road Initiative is by no means one-way traffic. A genuine multipolarity is emerging with strategic autonomy as the watchword as all players seek to benefit from the greatest development project in human history.

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

20th December, 2018

On top of the graceful Baltit Fort, overlooking the Hunza Valley’s Shangri-La-style splendor, it’s impossible not to feel dizzy at the view: an overwhelming collision of millennia of geology and centuries of history.

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Revisiting Turkey’s debt problem

Posted by seumasach on December 18, 2018

Tom Luongo

14th December, 2018

It is increasingly clear the global economy is slowing down.  And a few months ago the epicenter for that slowdown was Turkey.

The Turkish Lira melted down as fears over its massive pile of corporate debt, most of it denominated in dollars, began selling off.  And that had contagion effects into Europe since yield-starved banks went looking for some thanks to the ECB’s negative interest rate policy.

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1MDB dragnet closes in on Najib, Goldman Sachs

Posted by seumasach on December 16, 2018

Talk about the shift of power from West to East!

Asia Times

14th december, 2018

Prosecutors in Malaysia filed yet another round of new graft charges against disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak this week after investigators questioned him and Arul Kanda Kandasamy, a former chief executive at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), over allegations of tampering with a 2016 government audit of the graft-linked state fund.

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How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

Posted by seumasach on December 16, 2018

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

13th december, 2018

The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and looks set to be enshrined, without fanfare, as the main guideline of Russian foreign policy for the foreseeable future.

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The real reason Western media & CIA turned against Saudi MBS

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2018

RT

14th December, 2018

Forces are aligning against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, lead by elements within the CIA and strong players in the mainstream media. But what is really behind this deterioration in relationship, and what are its implications?

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India-China ties moving to new level

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2018

“To my mind, Putin felt encouraged to sense that the time has come for the realization of what Russian pundits often call the “Primakov’s Triangle”. (The idea of a Russia-India-China format was first propounded in 1998 by the legendary Russian strategist and then foreign minister Evgeniy Primakov but both China and India had reservations about it.)”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

3rd December, 201§8

The G20 in Argentina last weekend turned out to be of great significance for India-China relations. On the sidelines of the event, PM Modi and President Xi Jinping had occasion to interact thrice – one bilateral meeting and a second meeting of BRICS leaders were scheduled in advance and then, lo and behold, Russian President Vladimir Putin sprang a huge surprise on his Indian and Chinese colleagues by initiating a summit meeting in the Russia-India-China (RIC) format.

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Iran, Iraq consider using local cash in mutual trade

Posted by seumasach on November 20, 2018

PressTV

18th November, 2018

Iran says it is discussing a plan with Iraq to switch to dinar in trade instead of the US dollar.

The announcement was made by Iran’s Ambassador Iraj Masjedi who said the plan had been devised in response to recent US sanctions that restricted Iran’s access to the greenback.

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