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Posts Tagged ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)’

India’s ‘Look East’ policy in times of change

Posted by seumasach on August 10, 2014

“The fact of the matter is that the headlong plunge into a new level of military involvement in the Middle East (Iraq) and Eurasia (Ukraine) incapacitates the US from advancing the rebalance strategy in Asia and China is taking advantage of it. Wang’s meeting with the US secretary of state John Kerry in Myanmar yesterday gives a flavor of the Chinese confidence that the Barack Obama administration has its hands full during the remaining period of the presidency (until end-2016) and comes under compulsion to “respect China’s legitimate rights and interests” in the Asia-Pacific and to enter into a constructive engagement with China.” So much for Obama’s grand pivot to China initiative!

M.K.Bhadrakumar Indian Punchline 10th August, 2014 The frequency of high-level interaction between India and China has perceptibly increased since the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over in late May. This cannot but be viewed as signaling the Modi government’s foreign-policy priority, although Beijing set the ball rolling with the extraordinary diplomatic move to depute China’s foreign minister Wang Yi to Delhi in early June in a manifest desire and sense of urgency to open lines of communication with the new Indian leadership.

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The future visible in St Petersburg

Posted by seumasach on May 29, 2014

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

29th May, 2014

The unipolar model of the world order has failed. 
– Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22

In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of aEurasian century. Of course, the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched only at the last minute in Shanghai, on Wednesday (a complement to the June 2013, 25-year, $270 billion oil deal between Rosneft and China’s CNPC.)

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Ukraine crisis forces Eurasian evolution

Posted by seumasach on April 30, 2014

But, as well as a Eurasian revolution it must force a European revolution. Kerry latest speech imposes impossible demands on Europe: a rise in NATO spending per member and the opening of the European market to GM crops and fracking. Popular protests against austerity are going to have to focus on these issues, all the more so since it is now clear, in the light of the Ukraine fiasco, that the European leadership is compromised and  unable to lead Europe towards independent policy.

Francesco Sisci

Asia Times

30th April, 2014

BEIJING – It has not happened yet, but expectations are already enormous. A massive strategic and economic shift is expected to result from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s to China in May. 

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The New Great Game Round-Up

Posted by seumasach on April 21, 2014

Azerbaijan Cracks Down on Mullah Gülen Movement, Azerbaijan’s Syria-Problem, SCO Fights Color Revolutions & Drug Trafficking

Christoph German

Boiling Frogs Post

20th April, 2014

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.

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Russia wants India, Pakistan in SCO

Posted by seumasach on November 2, 2013

Russia wants India, Pakistan to be in Shanghai Cooperation Organization – Lavrov

Voice of Russia

2nd October, 2013

Russia believes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should satisfy an application from India to join the SCO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, reports VoR’s Polina Chernitsa.

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Russia expects India, Pakistan to join SCO

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2013

Russia Expects India, Pakistan to Soon Be Full Members of SCO

RIANovosti

5th October, 2013

MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) – Russia expects that India and Pakistan will soon become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a post-Soviet Eurasian security bloc, Russia’s top diplomat said Wednesday.

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SCO glimpses a new Eurasia in Bishkek

Posted by seumasach on September 16, 2013

Brendan P.O’Reiily

Asia Times

The groundwork for a new Eurasian order was laid in remote Kyrgyzstan, even as the world’s attention remains focused on diplomatic maneuvers over Syria. The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) last week brought together an assembly of heads of state opposed to American unilateral dominance, from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani.

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