Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle
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Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle

Four geoeconomic summits compressed in one week tell the story of where we stand in these supremely dystopian times. The (virtual) signing of RCEP in Vietnam was followed by the equally virtual BRICS meeting hosted by Moscow, the APEC meeting hosted by Malaysia, and the G20 this past weekend hosted by Saudi Arabia. Cynics have…

India Is Intensifying Its American-Backed Hybrid War on China
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India Is Intensifying Its American-Backed Hybrid War on China

Whether it’s India’s latest clashes with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), its selective embrace of “economic nationalism” to “poach” foreign companies from the People’s Republic, or its forthcoming leadership of the World Health Assembly (WHA) where it might very well take Washington’s side in demanding an investigation into Beijing’s response to World…

The 1508 League of Cambrai and BRICS Today: How Not to Repeat History
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The 1508 League of Cambrai and BRICS Today: How Not to Repeat History

“The nature of the time, most serene prince, requires this, an observance of an old proverb, which enjoins kissing the hand we are unable to cut off” Sebastien Guistinian, Venetian Ambassador to England’s Henry VIII The Russia-China alliance has become an unstoppable powerhouse of visionary infrastructure projects across the Arctic, Eurasia, Africa and Europe exemplified…

India’s RCEP Refusal, Russia’s Eurasian Vision, and Next Week’s BRICS Summit
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India’s RCEP Refusal, Russia’s Eurasian Vision, and Next Week’s BRICS Summit

India’s refusal to join the RCEP mega-bloc endangers the viability of Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership supercontinental integration vision, which not even next week’s BRICS Summit might be able to save after Modi crossed the Rubicon of self-imposed regional economic isolation and thus imposed very clear limits on just how how much Moscow’s ambitious plans can…

BRICS was Created as a Tool of Attack, Says an Imprisoned Lula
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BRICS was Created as a Tool of Attack, Says an Imprisoned Lula

In a wide-ranging, two-hour-plus, exclusive interview from a prison room in Curitiba in southern Brazil last week, former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva re-emerged for the first time, after more than 500 days in jail, and sent a clear message to the world. Amid the 24/7 media frenzy of scripted sound bites and…

After Brazil, India Might Be the Next BRICS Country Invited to Join NATO
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After Brazil, India Might Be the Next BRICS Country Invited to Join NATO

Trump is poaching BRICS countries one by one, first extending an offer to Brazil to become a “Major Non-NATO Ally” and now a bipartisan group of American lawmakers wants him to do the same with India, a proposal that by its very nature proves that New Delhi was lying all along about wanting to “multi-align”…