Economics

A Sinister Agenda Behind California Water Crisis?

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In recent months a crisis situation in the USA food supply has been growing and is about to assume alarming dimensions that could become catastrophic. Atop the existing corona pandemic lockdowns and unemployment, a looming agriculture crisis as well could tip inflation measures to cause a financial crisis as interest rates rise. The ingredients are many…

Pakistan and Russia in Gas Cooperation

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At the end of May, Russia and Pakistan signed a protocol on amending the tariffs of the intergovernmental agreement of October 16, 2015, to construct the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline (formerly North-South Gas Pipeline), which should follow through with actual implementation in July. The project will cost $2-2.5 billion. The 1,100 km long pipeline…

The Strategic Partnership of China and Kyrgyzstan

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On May 11, 2021, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbayev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. The Foreign Ministers discussed issues of trade and finance, as well as the implementation of joint infrastructure projects. A month earlier…

Power Industry in India: Consequences of the Pandemic and Russian Involvement

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in late 2019 and continues through 2021, has led to an economic downturn worldwide caused by reduced movement of people and goods due to quarantine measures, which has inevitably resulted in a drop in trade, production and business shutdowns. This has affected virtually…

Search for an Alternative to the Suez Canal is becoming Increasingly Relevant

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On May 28, the administration of the Suez Canal once again had to take emergency measures to unblock this highly congested global transportation artery. The 353-meter-long container ship Maersk Emerald ran aground due to engine problems. And although, as stated on the Facebook page of the Suez Canal Authority, they “promptly dealt…

Biden’s Disastrous ‘Infrastructure’ Bill

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The Biden Administration has proposed what it calls a $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” legislation which it calls the “American Jobs Plan.” Far from addressing the huge deficit in America’s highway, bridges, railway, electric grid, water supply and such economically vital infrastructure that would address critical problems in the functioning of the economy, the Biden planners have cynically…

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Holds the Keys to Successful Development of the Entire Region

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On May 23, 2021, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan stated that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will have a positive impact not only on Pakistan’s economic growth, but also on how the entire South Asian region develops. Imran Khan praised the speed of the work…

Another Chapter in the Chronicles of the Trade War between Japan and South Korea

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The tense relations between Seoul and Tokyo are a constant subject of the author’s attention, and his most recent piece on the topic addressed how the issue of forced labor has been added on top of that about Korean comfort women.  After all – in comparison with fifteen grandmothers – they went through a lot more, and…

Rebirth of a Strategic Partnership between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

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During a three-day visit to Riyadh in early May, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan together with his top military official Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed Islamabad’s decision to revive the strategic alliance between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Khan’s meeting with Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud resulted…

On the “Domestic” Aspects of the Taiwan Issue

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When it comes to the Taiwan issue today, one can’t help but picture the violent verbal skirmishes between Beijing and Washington, as well as the mutual displays of muscle around the “rebel island” (as the Chinese parlance puts it). All sorts of warships and warplanes are roaming around in the outskirts of Taiwan, and somewhere paratroopers practice disembarking from the sea…

Moon Jae-in’s Visit to the US

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In May 2021, South Korea’s President paid a scheduled visit to the United State where he met with the recently elected US leader. The trip took place at a time when a number of internal political issues plague the ROK and the confrontation between the US and PRC continues. Prior to the visit, South Korean journalists and experts outlined quite a number of points that were supposed…

What Will Tanzania Gain by Cooperating with China?

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On May 12, 2021 in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the United Republic of Tanzania, on behalf of their respective countries PRC Ambassador to Tanzania Wang Ke and Permanent Secretary of Tanzanian Ministry of Finance and Planning Emmanuel Tutuba signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation. From the very beginning, since bilateral relations…


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