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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

In Asia, An Aviation Boom Is In Full Swing, But Is Lacking Pilots

In Asia, aviation is booming, as carriers have branched out to emerging cities that have previously been untapped and such growth is rapidly growing. In addition to the rapid growth to service to such new emerging cities, the most critical aspect is overlooked. Pilots. In Asia, particularly in China, as growth expands at a break-neck clip, the … Continue reading

Russia, China Sign Raft Of Deals And Will Integrate The Eurasian Economic Union, New Silk Road

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday signed a decree for cooperation in tying the development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) with the New Silk Road economic project. Russia and China also signed a number of energy, trade, and finance deals on Friday, which are aimed at strengthening economic ties between the two nations. … Continue reading

Russia Positions Air Defense Systems In Arctic

Russia has positioned air defense missile and artillery weapon systems Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) and is planning to place MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor aircraft in the Arctic region, the deputy head of Russian Aerospace Defence Forces said on Saturday, Russia’s Sputnik News reports. “We have already placed there gun systems Pantsir. Deployment of MiG-31 on the Russian Arctic airfield is planned,” Maj. Gen. Kirill … Continue reading

Russia, Cuba Preparing For “Serious, Large-Scale” Projects In Energy, Aviation

Russia and Cuba are preparing for “serious and large-scale” joint projects in energy and civil aviation sectors, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday following a meeting with Cuba’s President of the State Council Raul Castro, Russian media reports. The two nations are also considering the launch of a “very serious” program to modernize Cuba’s power plants, Lavrov said. “In line with instructions given … Continue reading

India Ready To Pay Russia $25 Billion For 127 New Stealth Fighter Jets

Russia could soon see an invoice from India for an order of 127 new stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) in a deal worth around $25 billion, according to a report from the Times of India (TOI). India is ready to seal a big project with Russia after a stalemate with France in a deal for its 4th-generation Rafale … Continue reading

China And Russia To Boost Bilateral Economic Cooperation In Energy, Transport, Far East Development

Russia and China will boost bilateral economic cooperation in the fields of energy, transportation, and development of the Far East, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday, TASS news agency reports. The two nations are aiming to increase bilateral trade to $100 billion in 2015, in addition to signing agreements on the Silk Road … Continue reading

India Looks To Boost Its Share In The Global Arms Market

By Anjana Pasricha As it seeks to ramp up domestic defense production, India has called on global arms makers eyeing the country’s large arms market to share technology with Indian companies. But New Delhi  faces many challenges in its efforts to build a credible defense industry. The message to more than 300 foreign firms from over … Continue reading

Thai Airways To Suspend Flights To Moscow Until Economy Improves

The Thai Airways airline company will suspend flights from Bangkok to Moscow as of March 29, 2015, a source from the Moscow office of Thai Airways said in an official statement which came to TASS on Tuesday. Thai Airways said that despite continuing interest in vacationing in Southeast Asia, which remains stable in Russia, Thai … Continue reading

Africa’s Airspace Still An Open Question

By Anita Powell Many topics are up in the air at this year’s African Union summit among them, literally: air. For nearly three decades, African aviation officials have tried, and failed, to get the continental body to implement an agreement to make the entire continent one connected, free airspace for civilian aircraft. Proponents say that enacting … Continue reading

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