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Britain lacks the strategic weight to ally with the U.S. in a large war in Asia

On March 23, 2014 by stratagem
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                    Source: canberra times [...] London was a big player in Asia, but that finally ended when prime minister Harold Wilson announced the withdrawal east...

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China overtakes US in trade with Africa

On March 15, 2014 by stratagem
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                Editor’s Note: United States is lagging behind China in Central Asia/Africa. U.S. is fighting wars, China is building strategic infrastructure. “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is...

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10 weapons Wall Street uses to manipulate you

On February 15, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: MarketWatch 10 ways the Wall Street profit-making machine manipulates Main Street I’ve been observing the Wall Street machine in action since my days at Morgan Stanleyyears ago. The truth is, Wall Street really...

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Malacca Straits transits hit all time high in 2013, pass 2008 peak

On February 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Seatrade Global The key waterway linking Asian and European trade, the Malacca Straits, is a barometer for the health of world trade. Traffic volumes in the Straits peaked in 2008, falling back...

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Trillion Dollar Map: World Bank to map Africa’s natural resources

On February 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Accompanied by coups, military interventions/wars and atrocities. Source: Business Standard The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion plan to map Africa‘s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s uncovered...

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These 10 Militaries are the Most Well-Funded on the Planet

On February 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Policy Mic Love it or hate it, military power is one of the distinguishing features of the world’s dominant nations. Although America is known for the size and power of its military,...

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New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

On December 27, 2013 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: China’s Strategy: Link Maritime Silk Road to Europe, Africa and Central Asia’s Steel Silk Roads – import strategic raw materials,minerals, oil and gas by land and seaways. Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad...

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Germany repatriated 37 tons of gold in 2013

Germany repatriated 37 tons of gold in 2013

On December 24, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Mining Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, said Germany brought back nearly 37 tonnes of gold from its reserves in New York and Paris this year and that the final goal...

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A China-Japan conflict fits our scenario of global economic catastrophe

A China-Japan conflict fits our scenario of global economic catastrophe

On December 16, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: The Conversation When China recently declared a new “air defence identification zone” covering some small islands in the East China Sea claimed by Japan, it raised the possibility of an outbreak of hostilities between...

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Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

On November 12, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Vestnik  Kavkaza Yesterday the director of the Federal Service for Drug Control, Viktor Ivanov, spoke about successful international strategic operations in Central America and Afghanistan and stated that “the cocaine outlet market...

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You can have even Donald Duck as chairman, real control of Fed rests with private bankers

You can have even Donald Duck as chairman, real control of Fed rests with private bankers

On October 10, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: VOR For the first time in history a woman is to head the US Central Bank. Janet Yellen will be appointed by President Obama to run the powerful US Federal Reserve. Her...

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The Rise and fall of the Petro Dollar

The Rise and fall of the Petro Dollar

On September 23, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: The Island “Whatever the state says is a lie; whatever it has is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster.” —Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Pt. I, “On...

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The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

On September 22, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Gizmodo Most people who own a smartphone — or a laptop, or a new car — aren’t familiar with tantalum, the rare, blue-grey metal that conducts electricity through these devices. But thanks...

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Shanghai Five establishes a Bank and Development Fund

Shanghai Five establishes a Bank and Development Fund

On September 10, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: timesca The Heads of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States will discuss the establishment of the Bank and Development Fund of the organization, KyrTAG reported with the reference to Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign...

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Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

On September 4, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: China Daily As many countries in the Eurasian corridor seek effective measures to improve their economies, senior officials from Central Asia and Pakistan’s central banks are urging China to establish a solid...

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Northern Sea Route: Humming with Activity

Northern Sea Route: Humming with Activity

On August 27, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: IDSA China and Japan are positioning themselves to take advantage of the opening of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Presently, the Chinese shipping company COSCO’s container ship is transiting through the NSR...

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Cyprus economic crisis worse than 1974 war-aftermath

Cyprus economic crisis worse than 1974 war-aftermath

On August 26, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Financial Mirror With the witnesses appearing before the judicial panel investigating the demise of the Cyprus economy nearing an end, former centralbanker Athanasios Orphanides said on Friday that the present situation is...

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