Economics

Iran: New Realities and New Challenges

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It is still less than a year since the European Union gave birth to, in Pushkin's words, "neither son nor…

Is Debt China’s Achilles Heel?

12China’s credits to various countries along its much-discussed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the most ambitious infrastructure undertaking in history, have recently been criticized for drawing poor countries into a debt trap by extending huge credits. Myanmar is often cited, as well as Sri Lanka. Malaysia and Pakistan are renegotiating …

China, Germany and Japan at the Сentre of Dav...

5695The scheduled World Economic Forum, held at the end of January of this year in a Swiss town of Davos, was noteworthy in several ways. First of all we would like to highlight that its focus on Globalization 4.0 is a direct throwback to the times when the concept of the Fourth…

Brace for Impact: Global Financial Crisis May...

CRI6532The cyclical nature of the world economy, when every single decade ends in a major meltdown of the world financial results in a number of experts predicting a global crisis to take place in 2019. Everyone remembers the crisis of 2008, from which the West hasn’t fully recovered…

The Tale of “Count” Soros and the...

SOR454322All across the globe alternative media sites would typically describe George Soros as the mastermind of a “globalist” movement, who would undermine any society it can profit from through subversion, manipulation and trickery…

Comprehensive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Par...

CCT4532121 January 2019 marked the third day since the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force. Irrespective of what will happen during this whole, still new year, the aforementioned event will remain among the most…

Washington Cheats its Way into the EU Energy ...

RLNG564522Over the past two years, Washington has been adamant in its attempts to pursue a dominant position on the international energy markets in accordance with the strategy presented by Donald Trump, which included an aggressive takeover of the European market by ensuring…

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

4500Back during the early days of the Bush-Cheney administration, countless articles and even official statements by the International Energy Agency and various governments proclaimed the onset of what was termed Peak Oil. This was a time when former Halliburton CEO, Vice President Dick Cheney, was named…

Today’s Arctic is Nothing but the Desir...

ARC352452It’s curious that some people do not fully grasp the fact that the Arctic is so much more than a barren frozen desert or the proverbial homeland of Santa Claus. According to American geological experts, under its impending vastness the Arctic region hides up to 30% of world’s undiscovered…

Blocking Nord Stream 2: To Fight “Russi...

BN0209102859Rarely is irony and hypocrisy so thoroughly combined as it was when the US House of Representatives passed resolution 1035 – “Expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II” (.pdf). Bloomberg in its article, “U.S. House Passes Resolution Opposing Russian Gas Pipeline”…

Is Canada Huawei Arrest Attempt to Sabotage T...

ARHW45222The arrest of the CFO of the China’s largest telecoms equipment company, Huawei, carries hallmarks of deep state or behind-the-scenes sabotage designed to rupture recent progress between US President Trump and China President Xi Jinping on strategic issues. Here are some elements…

Beware, Income Disparity is among the Leading...

674533It’s hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to 2017, as it has been recently confirmed by a report released by World Inequality Lab (WIL). Pretty much the same conclusion was voiced by a group of…


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