Global South: Gold-backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar

Global South: Gold-backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar

Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts. First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a panel on “Saudi Arabia’s Transformation,” made it clear that Riyadh “will consider trading in currencies other than the US dollar.” So is…

GOAT Predictions for 2023

GOAT Predictions for 2023

Consider this, Consider this the hint of the centuryConsider this, the slip, that dropped me to my knees, failed.What if all these fantasies come flailing around?And now, I’ve said…. too much— R.E.M. – Losing My Religion I probably should have codified these before the turn of the new year but I didn’t even think of…

The Results of Xi Jinping’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

The Results of Xi Jinping’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia in early December received widespread acclaim and highly positive publicity in numerous countries around the world. First and foremost, it was a successful state reception in Riyadh, the likes of which have not been organized for any statesman from the West, not to mention the hostile meeting…