What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

Andrew just returned from Pakistan’s National Defence University where he was lecturing on the geostrategic significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and he’s eager to share his insight with Sputnik’s readers. The world order is going through profound changes in transitioning from the Western-controlled unipolar system to the non-Western model of multipolarity, and the ongoing multifaceted friction between the opposing forces…

Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

The Russia-China strategic partnership, uniting the Pentagon’s avowed top two “existential” threats to America, does not come with a formal treaty signed with pomp, circumstance – and a military parade. Enveloped in layers of subtle sophistication, there’s no way to know the deeper terms Beijing and Moscow have agreed upon behind those innumerable Putin-Xi Jinping high-level meetings. Diplomats, off the…

Russia, China Lay Groundwork for BRICS Transactions in Gold

Russia, China Lay Groundwork for BRICS Transactions in Gold

Trading in local currencies has already started — and lays the groundwork for facilitating BRICS transactions in gold Recent progress made in streamlining trade in local currencies has brought Moscow and Beijing closer to creating a financial architecture that could facilitate transactions in gold. As we reported last week, Moscow and Beijing took another step towards…

India’s Freaking Out Over China’s “BRICS-Plus” Proposal

India’s Freaking Out Over China’s “BRICS-Plus” Proposal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Wednesday that China would “explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries” because “we hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation.” This instantly prompted a jingoistic paroxysm in…