Shanghai Cooperation Organisation To Introduce ‘Mutual Settlement In National Currencies’ And Ditch US Dollar

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 March 18, 2020Posted by Silk Road Briefing The eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including China, Russia, and India, have made the decision to conduct bilateral trade and investment and issue bonds in local and national currencies instead of US dollars. Details, a road map will be finalized and signed at SCO’s Finance Ministers’ …

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Ground-Control-Planet-Lockdown-Only-Test by Pepe Escobar

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Ground Control (to Major Tom)* April 2, 2020 © Photo: Pixabay.com As much as Covid-19 is a circuit breaker, a time bomb and an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD), a fierce debate is raging worldwide on the wisdom of mass quarantine applied to entire cities, states and nations. Those against it argue Planet Lockdown …

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New Silk Road for US bloc ‘Threat of Peace’

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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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Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail Federico Pieraccini

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May 7, 2019 © Photo: kremlin.ru The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern. But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different themes, participants, objectives, and broached for discussion. After all, we are talking about the two largest economies in the …

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New Silk Road (BRI): Authentic International Community 2.0 By Pepe Escobar

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We’re all actors in the New Silk Road play By Pepe Escobar –https://thesaker.is/were-all-actors-in-the-new-silk-road-play/ posted with permission Scores of nations across the Global South have adopted the Chinese development model over financing from the US or EU for very simple reasons It’s the same old story: The dogs of demonization bark while the New Silk Road …

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Huawei Sanktionen und US-oktroyierter Handelskrieg mit China

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Kei Pritsker & Sheng Zhang 4. Februar 2019 Aus dem Englischen: Einar Schlereth Meng Wanzhou, der Finanzchefin des chinesischen Telekommunikations-Titanen Huawei, erschien am Dienstag vor dem kanadischem Gericht, um ihre Auslieferung an die Vereinigten Staaten zu bekämpfen. Wenn sie ausgeliefert wird, wird sie mit neuen Anklagen des U.S. Justizministeriums (DoJ) konfrontiert, in denen Meng und Huawei …

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New Silk Roads Merging into Greater Eurasia by Pepe Escobar

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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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Geopolitical Chessboard Revisited

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Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers 1111 ViewsAugust 30, 2018 7 Comments by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Consortium News by special agreement with the author) Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration …

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