Checkmate: Iran is spearheading a geopolitical sea change in West Asia

Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote to his fellow colonials: “Either we hang together or we hang separately.” Those words are just as true today as they were 270 years ago, for empires have always controlled by dividing their victims into regional tribal interests in order to be better conquered. While techniques have adapted to modern …

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Germany Moving Closer to the Russian-Chinese’s Multipolarism?

Will Germany Succeed in Detaching Itself From the Death Grip of the Anglo-American Empire? by Cynthia Chung September 26, 2021 As Germany moves ever closer to the Russian-Chinese’s multipolarism, will it succeed in avoiding the last squeeze from the Anglo-American Empire’s death grip? As Pepe Escobar eloquently put it in his essay “Requiem for an Empire: …

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That ‘Other’ Reset

That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia  Alastair Crooke Source: September 20, 2021 All of Central Asia is re-setting towards the SCO, EAEU, Russia and China. The former is now ‘lost’ to the U.S., Alastair Crooke writes. The shock of Afghanistan imploding – as if blown away in a puff of wind – …

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New Silk Road for US bloc ‘Threat of Peace’


Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc 4761 ViewsJanuary 26, 2020 11 Comments By Pepe Escobar posted with permission The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace Under the cascading roar of the 24/7 news cycle cum Twitter eruptions, it’s easy for most of the West, especially …

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New Silk Roads Merging into Greater Eurasia by Pepe Escobar


Russia is keen to push economic integration with parts of Asia and this fits in with China’s Belt and Road Initiative  (cross-posted with The Asia Times by special agreement with the author) 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 …

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Why the New Silk Roads Terrify Washington by Pepe Escobar

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Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007), Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge and Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009). His latest book is Empire of Chaos   11.10.2016 Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany ‘the creation of …

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„Alternative zu Weltbank und IWF“ – Feierliche Eröffnung der BRICS-Entwicklungsbank in Shanghai


Die „Neue Entwicklungsbank“ (NDB) der weltweit führenden aufstrebenden Volkswirtschaften hat am Dienstag ihren Arbeitsbetrieb in der chinesischen Wirtschaftsmetropole Shanghai aufgenommen, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua. Die BRICS-Bank wird weithin als Alternative zu westlichen Finanzinstitutionen gehandelt. Feierliche Eröffnung für „Neue Entwicklungsbank“ der BRICS-Staaten Quelle: Sputnik/ Vladimir Fedorenko Die Einigung über die Gründung der NDB mit einem Anfangskapital …

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