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Domino Effect: How Lehman's Failure marked the beginning of the End for the Dollar

... commodities driven economy, it highly depends on the prices of gas and oil products[4]. The Russian economy has yet to diversify, which makes it vulnerable if there is another global economic downturn. Russia has been expressing its dissatisfaction with the US dollar and the US dominated global financial system, and it’s easy to see why. Its economy, like India’s and China’s experienced a downturn due to the risk taking actions of banks based in the United States[5]. Of course, the slump ...


Trust, Russia, and the Dollar: Why a New Reserve Currency is Still a Long Way Away

With the souring of relations between the United States and Russia, Russia has expressed its desire to become less dependent on the US dollar. This is an understandable concern, given the political tension between the two countries, coupled with the threat of tougher US Sanctions on the Russian economy[1]. Simply put, the Russian government knows that it is at a disadvantage. The ...


What is at stake for China?

... currencies and currency denominated securities to their advantage and to the disadvantages of foreign markets. At the present day the focus will be on China and the United States, as China has expressed concerns about the safety and reliability of the US dollar. America has dominated the global financial system ever since July of 1944. During this period, the financial leaders of the western world met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to redesign the financial system in order to mitigate the economic ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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