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The Russia, China Alliance: What Does “The Dragonbear” Aim To Achieve In Global Affairs?

By Velina Tchakarova Much has been written and speculated over an emerging strategic alliance between Russia and China, which I gave the name ‘the Dragonbear’ in the geopolitics of the 21st century. Interpretations of the context of deepening bilateral relations range from very sceptic to very optimistic prognoses for the future. But what does the Dragonbear really aim to … Continue reading

Putin’s Pivot to China: Profit-Free, But Problem-Rich – OpEd

By Pavel K. Baev China will host a huge military parade in Beijing on September 3, and President Vladimir Putin will be in attendance—returning President Xi Jinping’s earlier gesture of Sino-Russian partnership, which the Chinese head of state expressed as the top guest of honor at the parade in Moscow on May 9. Yet, this past … Continue reading

Reshuffling Eurasia’s Energy Deck — Iran, China, and “Pipelineistan”

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times “Pipelineistan” – the prime Eurasian energy chessboard — never sleeps. Recently, it’s Russia that has scored big on all fronts; two monster gas deals sealed with China last year; the launch of Turk Stream replacing South Stream; and the doubling of Nord Stream to Germany. Now, with the possibility of sanctions on … Continue reading

Persia’s Approaching Gold Rush

By Pepe Escobar You may have heard of the N-11. Yes, it’s another clever Goldman Sachs concoction, to the benefit of that prized specimen – the “global investor”. These are the next BRICS, the new emerging powers. The N-11 is made up of: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  Some … Continue reading

Hopes High In Pakistan To Solve Energy Crisis With Iran-Pakistan Pipeline, Following Landmark Nuclear Deal

Pakistan is hoping to benefit from a historic nuclear deal that Iran and six major world powers (P5+1) reached on Tuesday, following over a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Pakistan has been struggling with an energy crisis as rolling blackouts for several hours a day are common in its urban and rural areas … Continue reading

Washington Versus The Emerging Silk World Order

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Tectonic geopolitical shifts are taking place in Eurasia. The Venetian merchant Marco Polo and the Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta, both great travelers of their days, would be thoroughly impressed with the trade networks that are developing. The Eurasia of today is developing into a vast network of superhighways, railroad connections, mammoth ports, … Continue reading

Russia, India Inch Closer To $40 Billion Gas Pipeline

Moscow and New Delhi are discussing preparations for the construction of a pipeline to deliver Russian natural gas to India to help the South Asian nation meet is growing energy needs and avoid an energy crisis. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday that he discussed the construction of the gas pipeline with India’s minister of oil … Continue reading

Turkish Stream Pipeline Will Make Greece Europe’s Major Gas Distributing Center, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Greece’s participation in the Russia-proposed Turkish Stream gas pipeline project would make them Europe’s major gas distributing center and would bring them hundreds of millions of euros in annual revenues for transit services alone, in addition to raising the nation’s geopolitical status considerably. The statement from Putin came after talks … Continue reading

Turkey Snubs Russia By Pushing Ahead With Iraq Gas Import Pipeline

David O’Byrne BNE Turkey has signaled that it will press on with plans to construct a 20bn cubic metre a year (cm/y) pipeline to import Iraqi gas, just a week after agreeing to discuss the shock proposal from President Vladimir Putin to re-route Russia’s giant planned South Stream gas pipeline through Turkish territory. Turkey’s state news agency … Continue reading

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