Following Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel, Iran has no option but to look to China and Russia

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ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The extraordinary hostility towards Iran from the US and Saudi Arabia, creating the possibility of an attack on Iran and ending all question of the imminent lifting of sanctions, shows that Iran has no alternative other than to forge close links with China and Russia and the Eurasian institutions if its to ensure …

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World Leaders Gather in Beijing While the US Sinks into Irrelevancy by WAYNE MADSEN 

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| 20.05.2017 | OPINION While vaudevillian comedy-like shouting matches broke out in the West Wing of the White House between President Donald Trump and his senior advisers and between the White House press secretary and various presidential aides, world leaders gathered in Beijing to discuss the creation of modern-day land and maritime «silk roads» to improve …

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights how One Belt–One Road differs from western trade schemes

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ADAM GARRIE  6 hours ago 99 It’s a matter of consensus versus coercion. Alibaba founder Jack Ma has spoken about how China’s ‘One Belt–One Road’ trade initiative differs than the world trade organisations set up in the 1990s and early 2000s which have largely been seen as failures for the many while benefiting the few. Ma stated, “The greatest …

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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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