Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with images and ideas … Continue reading Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

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China-India rapprochement makes sense

By Ken Moak India made a U-turn on its relations with China in April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset ties. He met with Xi again on the matter of rapprochement on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit in May. China-India rapprochement has taken the … Continue reading China-India rapprochement makes sense

Riding on Qatari wings, multipolarity arrives in the Middle East

The unscheduled arrival of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar's emir, in the Turkish capital Ankara throws a new light on regional links By M.K. Bhadrakumar Trust Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to have had a game plan when he challenged the Trump administration and promised that the latter will regret its “unilateralist” policies. Some pundits thought Russia … Continue reading Riding on Qatari wings, multipolarity arrives in the Middle East

From Baltic Sea to Black Sea, Russia aims for a win-win

A major summit featuring Germany, Russia, France and Turkey is on the way – call it an expanded Eurovision By Pepe Escobar When Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his star turn at the wedding of Austrian Prime Minister Karin Kneissl, showed up at the 18th century Meseberg Palace north of Berlin on Saturday afternoon … Continue reading From Baltic Sea to Black Sea, Russia aims for a win-win

New Sri Lankan port may be a key link between India and China

Chinese-funded Colombo Port City likely to boost Sino-Indian relations, with promotional campaigns to woo Indian investors already under way By Munza Mushtaq With Sri Lanka enjoying new-found importance as a key element of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the ambitious Chinese-funded Colombo Port City may be set to become an important trade nexus. The … Continue reading New Sri Lankan port may be a key link between India and China