Economics

How China Aims to Navigate the Complex Middle East

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While China has already made its mark in the Middle East and is already outsmarting the US, the recently signed China-Iran pact is perhaps the biggest economic venture China has made in the Middle East so far. However, while China does have big ambitions with respects to its economic engagement with countries in West Asia, Middle East remains…

Egypt and Israel are Contemplating Alternatives to the Suez Canal

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The now infamous blockage of the Suez Canal, along with the incident that nearly led to its repetition that occurred in early April, as well as a series of terrorist attacks committed by Israel against Iranian ships, has forced the international community to actively look for a possible alternative to this vital maritime transport artery. Against…

There’s No Disputing the Strategic Importance of the Suez Canal and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

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The transport collapse that was triggered by the recent grounding of a giant container ship called Ever Given along with the strategies that can prevent such collapses from reoccurring remain hot topics in the media these days. About 12% of all trade passes through the Suez Canal…

What are the Consequences of the Suez Crisis?

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For an entire week, the giant container ship Ever Given blocked one of the most important waterways in world trade between the East and West: the Suez Canal. This incident not only caused a serious disruption along the transport route, where about 400 ships backed up due to the accident, but also caused serious financial losses to many, which could amount to hundreds of…

How China is Going to Reshape Asia

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With China and Iran signing a multi-billion dollar deal for the next 25 years, there remains little gainsaying that the former is going to increase its footprint in West Asia/Middle East in a way that once was thought to be unimaginable for reasons that included China’s own economic policies and West Asia’s too close ties with the West to allow for any players. Forces of…

Will a China Real Estate Collapse Trigger the Global Meltdown?

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Prevailing financial sector “wisdom” holds that while the bond and stock markets of the US and EU are dangerously inflated following huge COVID borrowings and unprecedented central bank measures, that China is the one example of a market suitable for investment as it has managed to get beyond COVID and…

Yet Another Failure of Seoul

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In July 2020, the Republic of Korea made an ambitious attempt to put its man — Yoo Myung-hee, director of the Trade Policy Department of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy — in charge of the World Trade Organization. Speaking at a general meeting of the WTO, Yoo Myung-hee said almost immediately that the organization should become “the supreme court of international trade,” and the reasons…

The Russian “Meridian” Makes the Eurasian Space Stronger

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It is common knowledge that Russia for a long time now has been a proponent of the idea of Eurasian integration, and the project that is being implemented the most energetically on the continent is the Chinese transportation infrastructure and economic initiative dubbed One Belt, One Road (OBOR). OBOR is supposed to unite as many states as possible into a single…

The Great Reset is Here: Follow the Money

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The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a cabal of technocratic corporativists, led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum– the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030– is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus. The hottest investment area since onset of the coronavirus…

LADA Cars in the Middle East

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Russia is one of the world’s main suppliers of technologies and high-technology products related to the defense, space, nuclear energy, etc. industries, meaning strategically important areas of activity in which only qualified professionals can fully appreciate what has been achieved. As far as the production and export of everyday products for ordinary people are concerned, for example cars, the Russian Federation…

China – Leading to World Recovery – and Beyond

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China’s currently ongoing (4-11 March 2021) annual parliamentary meeting, known as the “Two Sessions”, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), may be the most important of such meetings in recent years. The event is also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party…

The Russian-Indian Nuclear Power Project: Achievements and Prospects during the Global Crisis

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A lot of ink has been spent on Russian-Indian cooperation during 2020, which was a very difficult year. In the wake of the global economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused temporary closure of production facilities and restrictions on travel around the world, the Russian-Indian…


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