Daily Archive: November 6, 2018

While China’s Xianjing Remains Stable, it is in India Where Muslims Are Being Systematically Attacked

From a diverse history to a sectarian crisis  The modern borders of India do not precisely correspond to those of any one of the many sovereign entities that arose in south Asia over the millennia. Instead, today’s India in terms of its political geography was shaped by the modern Partition of British India which began in the summer of 1947....

Russia Can Help Secure Saudi Interests Within the US-Run Yemeni Peace Process

The US proposed that a UN-brokered Yemeni peace process begin by December. This suggestion caught some observers by surprise who hadn’t counted on the US contradicting its Saudi ally after Riyadh’s almost five-year-long insistence on achieving a “total victory”, but the recent worsening of relations between the two Great Powers after Jamal Khashoggi’s killing made this all too predictable in...

Russia’s Alternative to SWIFT Already Has Market Majority in Russia

During the ruble crisis of 2014/15 Russia announced in the wake of U.S. and European sanctions over reunifying with Crimea that it would begin building a domestic electronic financial transfer system, an alternative to SWIFT. That system, System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS), is not only now functioning in Russia, according to a report from RT it now handles the financial transfer data...