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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G20 Hangzhou* Summit: Analysis of Bilateral Meetings Reflects Global Trends by ANDREI AKULOV


09.09.2016 | WORLD Bilateral Meetings Reflect Global Trends The official agendas of G20 summits are normally more or less standard. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the meetings have been dominated by coordinating the measures to support global growth and stabilize financial markets. A G20 top level meeting is always an opportunity for world leaders …

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‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization expands, commands respect worldwide’ – Putin to Xinhua


Published time: 23 Jun, 2016 07:02 Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the expansion of the Shanghai Security Organization in an interview with Xinhua, noting that the association is gaining relevance outside the region and inspiring respect worldwide. President of Xinhua News Agency Cai Mingzhao:Mr. President, I am greatly honored and pleased to have this …

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Lagebestimmung 2016: Panikmache nicht angesagt


Lagebestimmung zum Jahresbeginn 2016 – wider die panikmachende Aufbauschung der Atomkriegsgefahr und anderer Bedrohungszenarien von Irene Eckert   Berlin am 17. Januar Zwar leben wir in gefährlich turbulenten, kriegerischen Zeiten, ein Funke genügt um einen Flächenbrand zu entzünden. Dennoch bewegen sich noch unmerklich fast für das bloße Auge die geotektonischen Platten in Richtung einer ruhigeren …

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Russo-Saudi Oil Agreement May Leave US Hawks Out in the Cold


News | 16.09.2015 | 23:04 If Russia and OPEC countries enter an alliance, the oil producing powers of the Middle East would significantly bolster the development of the China-led new Silk Road Economic Belt project, American-German economic researcher and historian F. William Engdahl suggests. “That project, to recall, is already well underway, and Russia and …

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (I)


Mon, Sep 7, 2015′The Others’ Alliances, Brasil, Central Asia, China, East Asia, Eurasian Union, India, Russia By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (I) While Western pundits have been busy building the myth of “Russian isolation” all throughout the summer, the country itself has been busy hosting four major forums …

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