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Amidst Global Uncertainty Over Trade, An Opportunity for BRICS

... higher U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs had no specific country target, but heavily affected key U.S. allies, including Canada and the EU, and came in the midst of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) amongst Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Citing the U.S. Trade Expansion Law of 1962 Section 232, which allows the President to change import rules on the basis of a national security concern without Congressional approval, President Trump claimed that these tariffs ...

25.07.2018

Fighting Sanctions: From Legislation to Strategy

President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law "On Measures (Countermeasures) Against Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries." The State Duma is also discussing sanctions-related amendments to the Criminal Code. Both pieces of legislation sparked a broad public response while still at the drafting stage. Eventually ...

02.07.2018

Trump-Kim Summit: A Breakthrough or Just a ‘Prelude to Peace?’

... conflict has been removed. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, while Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Under their Singapore declaration, the United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity and to join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula....

18.06.2018

UPDATED 27 Jan 2019, El Comercio names lead Peruvian politicians involved in the big Odebecht scandal

... crisis and maniplulate the system with impunity. In addition, Barbosa, like most informed voters, is aware that several  politicians who are members of powerful global Evangical Christian megachurches with strong ties to their brethren in Canada and the United States are now sitting in jail due to the current crisis of scandals. These include the former speaker of the Lower House and two former governors of Rio de Janeiro state.  Educated in Brazil and in France, Joaquim is the only truly Afro-Brazilian to ...

22.11.2017

RIAC Urban Breakfast “Is There a Future for Russia-US Relations?”

... occasion, the lecture was given by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Mikhail Troitskiy, Head of School of Government and International Affairs at MGIMO and a RIAC expert. Having considered the overwhelming political power of both Russia and the United States at the United Nations, their nuclear capacities and their roles in world’s energy security, Andrey Kortunov concluded that the relations between Russia and the US are one of the pillars of the contemporary world order, and thus must have ...

20.07.2017

UPDATE 19 DEC 2018 Colombia court fines Brazil's Odebrecht $250 million for corruption

... Bogota and France 24 are reporting that the 1700-strong National Liberation Army (ELN) has annouced a truce-cease fire during the period 23 December -3 January 2019. Considered by some experts ("Latin Americanists" as they are called in the United States) as the oldest guerrilla in Colombia,the ELN are proving they hold to their "hard line" Marxist orientation.  FARC, the largest guerrilla, signed on to the "peace process" brokered by the UN and Pope Francis, a process ...

12.07.2017

The Baneful Apocalyptic Triad of USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Sputnik Opinion Piece published on May 22, 2017 For someone who vowed to “eradicate radical Islamic terrorism” from the face of the earth on inauguration day, Flipper-in-Chief Donald J. Trump’s first trip abroad as US president was to Saudi Arabia where, he peddled arms worth $350 billion over a decade. Trump effectively blessed Saudi Arabia as a pillar of moderate Islam as part of his “Muslim reset”. One Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the...

24.05.2017

Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

..., as cited by the New York Times. Malaysian geopolitical analyst Mathew Maavak commented on the matter in his recent interview with Sputnik. "I think Xi must have quietly realized that Beijing now has the upper hand in its dealings with the United States," Maavak believes. "If the intention was to intimidate China over North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling, then Beijing will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian ...

17.04.2017

Donald Trump: The 'Unreliable Flip-Flop Loser' President Who 'Lacks Stamina'

Within three days of a bizarre chemical gas poisoning incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, the United States ratcheted up its global judge, jury and executioner role by firing a salvo of Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase that was used to combat Daesh terrorists.  No due process or investigation was sought; not even a declaration of war ...

12.04.2017

The Weaponization of Russia in US Domestic Politics

... is working to delegitimise the new administration. In the view of this narrative, Trump’s policies, especially in the foreign policy realm, cannot be trusted, as they are serving the interest of a foreign power rather than the interest of the United States. There are many reasons as to how Russia has become a bogeyman in American politics, ranging from genuine geo-political disagreements, to the liberal establishment using it to explain away their dismal electoral performance. While a full ...

12.04.2017
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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