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BRICS 2009-2014: Five years of lost opportunities for Europe …

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2014

LEAP 2020

27th July, 2014

When the BRIC launched their own club in 2009[1], their goal was pretty simple: to provide a group strong enough to initiate and drive the reform of the global governance institutions. This dynamic alliance intended to pursue their adjustment to the new realities of a multi-polar world in which they were the main actors : to reconcile voting weight and financial participation in the IMF[2] and the World Bank, to integrate the  constraints of the new powers in this WTO[3]“philosophy” and to involve the dollar in a basket of currencies of significant world economies in order to create a new international trading currency, a stronger and more representative[4] one…

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Brazil, China, India rally round Russia after G7 snub

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

EUObserver

25th March, 2014

BRUSSELS – The G7 club of wealthy nations has cancelled a summit with Russia over its annexation of Crimea, but emerging economies have protested against its exclusion from a G20 meeting.

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Syrie : un missile russe porteur de messages

Posted by seumasach on June 15, 2012

General Amin Hoteit

Voltairenet

14th June, 2012

Après plusieurs mois d’agressions contre la Syrie et plusieurs milliards investis, le bilan des opérations occidentales est correct du poins de vue médiatique mais médiocre du point de vue militaire. Pis ! L’engagement des Chinois, des Russes et des Iraniens pour garantir la sécurité de la Syrie et le respect du droit international fait que le coût d’une guerre ferait sombrer les économies de ceux qui s’y laisseraient entrainer. Ceux qui souhaitent faire croire qu’un engagement militaire direct de leur pays dans la région ne serait qu’une simple « intervention » sont soit inconscients, soit mus par un agenda irrationnel.

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