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Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... approaching. For them, in business terms, it is time for them to recoup their losses. But how long will it be before sports fans grow tired of just watching—and betting—on sports online from their homes. We are already seeing the pressure—via social media—the desire of people to return to the stadiums. People want to escape quarantines and lockdowns and eat, drink and be merry. This means the return, en force, of racism, hooliganism and other types of violent behavior. People want to hang ...

23.05.2020

Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945. But on close examination, the security council recommends a new secretary general based on "a private meeting." This means that the politics and diplomacy that determine who becomes the next leader of the institution, and the roles of NGOs...

12.03.2016

The smog of war

... COP-10 meet their voluntary goals of dramatically reducing carbon emissions by that time. Back in 2012 when still at Goldman Sachs, Jim O'Neill, the creator of the BRIC (now BRICS) model, predicted that the combined GDP of eight countries-- China, Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia-- will account for about a third of the world economy by 2020. The G7 countries – Germany, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France and Italy – will account ...

23.01.2016

BRICS and food security

... no indications that the BRICS bank, still not fully funded and masking the lingering controversy over being headquartered in China, will open its loan window prior to the middle of next year. The BRICS food security initiative, meanwhile, is providing ... ... and the BRICS may be realigned or rebranded or just fade away to accommodate changes brought on by younger leaders and online social media. The United States. A pittance for food and water infrastructure In the United States food security is “at ...

08.05.2015

Sports Diplomacy. Can Sepp Blatter bring unity to a fractious FIFA?

... After all the Vatican has revived the 16th century concept of permitting betting on the election the Pope. But these windy conversations aren't likely to damage the vitual infallibility of Blatter's sports machine. Especially now that China, aided by FIFA programs, is on a trajectory to become a world football power and a candidate to host a future FIFA World Cup. In Africa, the African Football Confederation (CAF) and CECAF president Leodegar Tenga has announced that African football ...

04.04.2015

BRICS and Washington's social pivot to India

... the BRICS to be driven by people-to-people contact led by the youth of the five nations. He made this clear to the leaders of China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Brazil. "Our own greater good, however, lies more in deepening ... ... investment With the Hong Kong protests pushing Modi out of the news the India leader is back home working on another of his big social media initiatives. “Clean India.” India has historically lacked adequate public health infrastructure and the ...

02.10.2014

Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... efficiently and otherwise needed to hold fiat dollars, to buy bonds and other treasury instruments to keep the U.S. economy afloat. Over time the strategy took the United States from being a balanced budget nation to the world’s biggest debtor. China, which became a major world power with a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council during this period also became the world’s largest holder of U.S. soverign debt instruments. The U.S. strategy of loosely regulating the packaging ...

11.08.2014

Banking on Bolshevism. Brazil’s “caviar left” spending billions to revive Cuba’s broken communist economy

... this underdeveloped region. Gangs, piracy and human trafficking dominate the scenario instead. Brazil has stepped up border patrols along its fronters with Suriname and Guyana, where similar conditions exist. Photo: EFE, Spanish Press Agency China, the quiet winner in the Latin American hegemony game Representing around 11.6% of world’s GDP, China has provided the Castro regime with billions of dollars in credits to strengthen military infrastructure and help Cuba’s struggling ...

07.03.2014

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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