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Europe dragged into a division of the world between debtors and creditors: the United States’ desperate solutions for not sinking alone

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2014

A new cold war led by the USA has become a fashionable theme. However, core US diplomacy has consistently contradicted such a scenario. The USA, more than Europe, needs to reach out to the BRICS for its own salvation. The problem is that vested interests, the imperial state if you like, continue to rely on a strategy of geopolitical tension. But the CIA, the neo-cons, the Israel lobby, the Military Industrial Complex and their congressional representatives have emerged from the fiascos in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine embittered and weakened. This should enable Obama to pursue policies in accord with US national interests whereby US retreat from empire is rewarded by inward investment from China and others. For that surplus to be available a new motor of global development must emerge which can only be the Eurasian economic space from Shanghai to Lisbon. The resolution of the Ukrainian crisis, the first step of which was completed at Geneva yesterday, will facilitate this happy development. Certainly Russia and China are emerging as leading global players but their prime goal is geo-strategic partnership with the USA. By an agonised path Obama is positioning himself to reciprocate

LEAP 2020

17th April, 2014

In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes to mind and the media are obviously fond of it. However, contrary to what it gives us to understand, it’s not Russia that seeks the return of an iron curtain but really the US. An iron curtain separating the old powers and emerging nations; the world before and the world afterwards; debtors and creditors. And this in the crazy hope of preserving the American way of life and the US’ influence over “its” camp in the absence of being able to impose it on the whole world. In other words, go down with as many companions as possible to give the impression of not sinking. 

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Euro-BRICS 2012-2014

Posted by seumasach on December 21, 2012

Towards thematic cooperation networks based on a specific politico-diplomatic framework

Report of the 3rd Euro-BRICS Seminar

Europe 2020

20th December, 2012

The world continues to move through an historical crisis which marks the end of the systems and power relationships dominating the world since the end of the Second World War. The dynamics at the heart of the events of accelerated globalisation and markets’ unbridled expansion these last twenty years have just collapsed. International relations in all fields (finance, economy, currencies, strategy, diplomacy…) have been subjected to an unprecedented rebalancing over the last few decades. This new global context creates new balances (and imbalances) which are rapidly replacing those inherited from the last two major breaches in the world order, namely the Second World War and the fall of the Iron Curtain. Whether for peacefully managing the tensions which are dawning at all the levels of world governance inherited from the 20th century, against a background of an ongoing global systemic crisis, players on a world scale, old, new, or resurgent must display audacity and innovation to try and lay down the bases of 21st century world governance. In this respect, without any doubt, Europeans from Euroland and Russians constitute a promising partnership which can be used as a base for such a renewal. The Euro-BRICS initiative, jointly administered by LEAP/E2020 and the MGIMO since 2010 and now supported by an active network of experts from Euroland, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is, incidentally, an obvious example.

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Le rendez-vous manqué entre la France et la Russie

Posted by seumasach on June 5, 2012

Jean-Paul Baquiast

Europe Solidaire

4th June, 2012

On aurait pu espérer que la visite de Vladimir Poutin à Berlin puis à Paris les 31 mai et ler juin aurait marqué le renforcement des liens de coopération stratégique entre l’Europe et la Russie.

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Euro-BRICS Partnership : The path to the world after the crisis

Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2012

MAP6-Euro-BRICS special! Euro-BRICS Partnership : The path to the world after the crisis

Franck Biancheri

LEAP 2020

May, 2012

A Euro-BRICS special issue of MAP in partnership with Moscow’s MGIMO University

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With this special MAP issue devoted to future Euro-BRICS co-operation, LEAP/E2020 continues its exploration of the path which leads to the world after the crisis. In this case, with the Euro-BRICS partnership it’s a question of anticipating the processes which will make it possible to build twenty first century governance and allow a peaceful rebalancing of relations between the planet’s key powers.

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BMDE ou euroRIC

Posted by seumasach on May 18, 2012

7th May, 2012 Un excellent article de Dedefensa réussit le tour de force de présenter et classer les différents facteurs impliqués dans la question du BMDE (Ballistic Missile Defence in Europe) et plus généralement du Global BMD. Il résume les travaux de la grande conférence sur la question des antimissiles réunissant à l’invitation du ministère russe de la défense les délégations de très nombreux pays. Elle s’est tenue à Moscou les 3 et 4 mai et est comme à l’habitude passée inaperçue en France, les observateurs ayant apparemment d’autres préoccupations.

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All change in France … China takes on new importance

Posted by seumasach on May 15, 2012

David Gosset

Asia Times

16th May, 2012

Since economic, political and strategic relations between Europe and China are not commensurate with their mutual appreciation and reciprocal attraction, a formidable potential for synergy between the two edges of the continent is still to be unleashed.

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A history of the world, BRIC by BRIC

Posted by seumasach on April 28, 2012

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

28th April, 2012

Goldman Sachs – via economist Jim O’Neill – invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.”

Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050, and to include four of the world’s top five economies.

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EuroBRICS. Un basculement dans l’équilibre du monde

Posted by seumasach on February 10, 2012

Un changement peu attendu encore par les observateurs, malgré des signaux concordants, sera le déclin sinon l’effondrement de la puissance américaine. Il vaudrait mieux parler de la puissance atlantique pour y inclure la Grande Bretagne. Celle-ci ne semble pas en voie de se désolidariser de la puissance américaine et risquera donc de la suivre dans sa chute. 

Jean Paul Baquiast


9th February, 2012


Un certain nombre d’experts, dont le politologue franco-européen Franck Biancheri 1), prévoient pour les prochaines décennies d’importants changements dans l’ordre du monde. Il ne s’agit pas d’annoncer des évènements encore inattendus, mais de mettre en perspective un certain nombre de changements en profondeurs (dits aussi systémiques) que la plupart des observateurs constatent mais dont ils ne tirent pas encore de conclusions significatives.

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