Economics

Russia’s partnerships with Pacific Rim will compensate losses from possible sanctions

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” and “There's no great loss without some small gain” – are…

Why Obama paid a visit to Riyadh?

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The deterioration of the situation in Ukraine made substantial changes in the agenda of talks of U.S. President Obama with…

What can the pro-Western foreign policy of President H. Rouhani bring?

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According to many Western, Russian, Arabic and Iranian analysts, the interim arrangement reached by the group of permanent UN Security…

The Financial Elite and the Global Land Grab

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The global financial crisis, which began in 2008, has significantly altered the way many speculators and financial institutions invest. Rather…

Iraq, Kurdistan and “Oil Dialogue”

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki assailed the country’s parliament with a harsh criticism, accusing it of delaying important laws, and…

AIPAC pushes for Iran sanctions during Ukraine Crisis

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Over the past few weeks, one primary issue has blanketed Western media coverage: the situation in Ukraine.  Since this issue…

Ukraine’s Delusional Energy Calculus full of Shale

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One of the stories seen these days is that the Ukraine fight is all about capturing her huge reserves of…

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of “Punishing Russia”

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With the referendum on Crimean independence and possible reunification with Russia now taking place, the US and its European allies…

China’s Global Expansion: Kingdom of Tonga as a Testing Site

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The early 21st century was marked by a number of conceptual notions: “globalization”, “clash of civilizations”, “East-West confrontation”... Later on,…

China’s Economy in 2013: Preparation for reforms? Part 2

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The real estate market and financial sector Foreign analysts tend to believe that these two areas are the most problematic…

Georgia-Ukraine and EU: The Tale of the Wicked Stepmother

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Apparently nobody wants to have a real discussion about how the proposed The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)…

China’s Economy in 2013: Preparation for reforms? Part 1

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On February 24, 2014, China’s State Statistical Office published a detailed report on the economic and social development of the…

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