Greater Eurasia coming together in the Russian Far East

The Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok has become a crucial part of strategic integration between China, Russia and other countries in northeast Asia, a graduation assimilation set to transform the current world system By Pepe Escobar Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin were involved in a joint cooking venture. Pancakes with caviar (blin, in Russian), chased … Continue reading Greater Eurasia coming together in the Russian Far East

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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

Russia looks like a bargain

Despite sanctions, the country is in no serious economic trouble, and its oil stocks look attractive By David P. Goldman The Russian ruble fell sharply in overnight trading after the announcement of US economic sanctions and the threat of more. It has lost more than 2% of its value against the US dollar during the … Continue reading Russia looks like a bargain

China builds a wall of BRICS to help counter US trade war barrier

The bloc has now morphed into a key political and economic organization fueled by China’s global expansion drive By Gordon Watts Only the Chinese could turn an acronym into a trading bloc. On Wednesday, the BRICS summit will get underway in Johannesburg and top of the agenda for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa … Continue reading China builds a wall of BRICS to help counter US trade war barrier

China’s Polar Silk Road Offers the West a Chance to Escape Post-Industrial Rot

By Jonathon Ludwig China, as a responsible major country, is ready to cooperate with all relevant parties to seize the historic opportunity in the development of the Arctic, to addresses the challenges brought by the changes in the region” –Chinese White Paper January 25, 2018. China’s January 25th unveiling of the “Polar Silk Road” has created a wonderful … Continue reading China’s Polar Silk Road Offers the West a Chance to Escape Post-Industrial Rot