Why China could lead the next phase of globalization

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Wolfgang Lehmacher Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum Donald Trump is on his way to becoming the 45th president of the United States. Among his promises are a 45% import tax on Chinese products, the cancellation of the Paris climate agreement and, as was confirmed today, the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. If he doesn’t […]

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أغسطس 23rd, 2017

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The 5 US housing markets Chinese investors like most

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Chinese buyers spend more money on US residential real estate than any other foreign investors, and now we have a better sense of where they’re putting their money. By conducting in-depth interviews with 120 agencies throughout mainland China, real estate platform Investorist compiled a list of five US housing markets where Chinese buyers are projected to spend the most […]

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أغسطس 23rd, 2017

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Charlottesville – the rise of US fascism & the destabilisation of US politics

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The violent movement by US fascists, seen in the death and violence in Charlottesville, is immediately due to the encouragement to them given by the policies of the Trump administration and its links with the alt-Right. But behind that lies the destabilisation of US politics by economic neo-liberalism ever since Reagan.

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Political Crisis – from Reagan & Thatcher to Trump & Brexit

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​Every day the media reports deepening political destabilisation gripping both major ‘Anglo Saxon’ countries – the US and UK.  Most important for the world, of course, is US political instability where almost daily crises hit the Trump administration – resignation of the President’s Chief of Staff, sacking of the head of the FBI, public attacks by […]

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American Military support for Lebanon

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Ambassador Elizabeth Richard participated today in the delivery of eight M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces at Port Beirut. These are the very first of a total shipment of 32 Bradleys that will be delivered in the coming months. This contribution to the Lebanese Armed […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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US Starts Building ‘Maritime Operations Center’ in Ukraine

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American specialists have launched the construction of a maritime operations center at the Ochakiv Naval Base in Ukraine, the United States Navy reported on its website. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 25. “The Seabees, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, have been in Ochakiv since April to establish contracts, obtain construction permits, and perform other […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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Qatar..A case study for the role of small states in international relations

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A Qatari refusal to bow to the dictate of its larger neighbours is a case study of the place of small states in international relations that is unfolding as a Saudi-UAE-led alliance prepares to tighten the noose around the Gulf state’s neck with likely new sanctions intended to strangle it financially. No doubt, small states […]

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أغسطس 3rd, 2017

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KIRKUK-BANIYAS: THE FORGOTTEN PIPELINE

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The Kirkuk-Baniyas pipeline is a crude oil pipeline, connecting the Iraqi oil field of Kirkuk to the Syrian port city of Baniyas. The pipeline was commissioned in 1952, was 800 km long it had the capacity of transporting up to 300 000 barrels per day. The pipeline was crucial for the Syrian-Iraqi relations, no matter […]

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أغسطس 3rd, 2017

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Imperial Folly Brings Russia and Germany Together

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By Pepe Escobar The Empire of Whiners simply can’t get enough when it comes to huff, puff and pout as the Empire of Sanctions. With an Orwellian 99% majority that would delight the Kim dynasty in North Korea, the “representative democracy” Capitol Hill has bulldozed its latest House/Senate sanctions package, aimed mostly at Russia, but also targeting Iran and […]

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أغسطس 3rd, 2017

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Is America No Longer the Middle East’s Greatest Power?

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WHEN RUSSIA launched a dramatic military intervention in Syria in fall 2015, it stunned the world and announced its return to the Middle East. Its move also surprised American policymakers, who had not long before worked with Russia in an effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons and expressed hope that such cooperation might […]

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مارس 3rd, 2017

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China, U.S. agree to enhance all-level exchanges, broaden cooperation

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — China and the U.S. on Tuesday expressed the willingness to enhance dialogues and exchanges on all levels with an aim to broaden cooperation in regional and global affairs. The two sides reaffirmed the pledge during a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Mike Pompeo, The New Director Of The CIA

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Moments after Donald Trump offered the Attorney General spot to senator Jeff Sessions (which he promptly accepted), it was announced that Trump had also picked rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director, who likewise accepted. The selection of Pompeo, a three-term Republican from Wichita, started earlier this week when he met with Donald Trump, according to […]

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نوفمبر 18th, 2016

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US Uranium Weapons Have Been Used in Syria

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This month, the Pentagon admitted it has used uranium weapons in attacks inside Syria — violating its public promise last year that it would not use DU there, and contradicting the claim that US bombing is done in defense of the Syrian people, according to the Int’l Campaign to Ban Uranium Weapons. Like the Pentagon’s […]

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أكتوبر 30th, 2016

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