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Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East

An unprecedented flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe is flooding the battlefields of the Middle East. As Belgrade slept on the night of November 28, 2015, the giant turbofan engines of a Belarusian Ruby Star Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane roared into life, its hull laden with arms destined...

Xi, Putin meet on promoting SCO’s regional role

TASHKENT, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met here Thursday on enhancing bilateral ties and promoting the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)'s role in regional development and security. The two heads of state met briefly late Thursday ahead of the 16th SCO summit...

The Silk Road railway will not work without Poland

The Ukrainian state-owned railways have recently presented a project of a possible branch of the New Silk Road railway. It would connect Ukraine and Europe with Iran, thereby facilitating commercial contacts with various states of the Persian Gulf and even India. Now they need Poland. For the time being, the launch...

The Collapse of the Western Fiat Monetary System may have Begun. China, Russia and...

On 19 April 2016, China was rolling out its new gold-backed yuan. Russia’s ruble has been fully supported by gold for the last couple of years. Nobody in the western media talks about it. Why would they? – A western reader may start wondering why he is constantly stressed...

Iran Completes Eurasian Golden Triangle

Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Teheran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden...

If Russia Started a War in the Baltics, NATO Would Lose – Quickly

War games show NATO's eastern flank is vulnerable. To deter Moscow, the United States will need to deploy heavy armor on a large scale, a new study says. If Russian tanks and troops rolled into the Baltics tomorrow, outgunned and outnumbered NATO forces would be overrun in under three days....

Economy and Sanctions Derail Russia’s Central Asian Investments

After years of embarking on promising forays into Central Asia’s economy, Russia is being forced to pare back its ambitions. The starkest retreat of Russian money is seen in Kyrgyzstan, whose parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to cancel a deal with Russian companies to build two major hydropower facilities. The...

Lights Out for the Putin Regime – The Coming Russian Collapse

Russian President Vladimir Putin used to seem invincible. Today, he and his regime look enervated, confused, and desperate. Increasingly, both Russian and Western commentators suggest that Russia may be on the verge of deep instability, possibly even collapse. This perceptual shift is unsurprising. Last year, Russia was basking in the...

Ukraine tests new shipping route to Asia bypassing Russia

Ukrainian authorities on Jan. 15 launched an experiment that may allow the country to bypass Russia completely when shipping goods to Asia. A demo container train sent from the Illichivsk Port to Kazakhstan is now testing the new trade route. The train will arrive in Kazakhstan in 12 days. On...

What Can China’s New Silk Road Do For Global Trade?

In October 2012, Wang Jisi – professor at Beijing University – urged China to re-open its ancient commercial trade routes with the West. In 2013, China’s President, Xi Jinping proposed to its neighbors the “One Road, One Belt” initiative. China’s aim? To achieve $2.5tn in additional annual trade with...

Kyrgyzstan Joins Eurasian Union, Takes Leap Into the Dark

After months of stops and starts, Kyrgyzstan is finally becoming a full-fledged member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. With that, the country has entered what boosters of the bloc hope will be a period of economic recovery. Everybody else seems uncertain of what to expect. “We’ll live and we’ll learn,”...

China’s New Roads to Russia

I know of no comparable global Great Project to equal what is now unfolding, bit-by-bit, as China reveals more about her Silk Road Economic Belt high-speed railway infrastructure network. And it’s now clear that the road will be filled with entire new cities, industrial zones, construction, improving standards of...

Chinese leader in Belarus to sign multibillion dollar deals

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled Sunday to Belarus for a three-day trip to sign deals worth billions of dollars as Beijing looks to build greater inroads into Europe's economy. Xi said Sunday that Belarus could become a key hub for China's much-vaunted Silk Road vision —...

Here’s What Putin’s Counter-Sanctions Did To EU Exporters

European food exporters have lost nearly a half a billion dollars in Russian business since the annexation of Crimea last March. Back then, Russia imports totaled around $1.2 billion. But then all hell broke loose in Ukraine. A pro-Russian politician got sacked by protesters and the Kyiv government put in Arseniy...

Coups and Color Revolutions: US Wages Geopolitical Warfare against Russia in Central Asia and...

The US is waging geopolitical warfare against the Russian Federation in Eurasia through preparing colour revolutions, coups, destabilisation operations and strategically-motivated alliances in an attempt to weaken Moscow’s position and isolate the nation. This complex strategy involves destabilising countries in Russia’s sphere of influence which creates numerous security problems for...

Putin proposes currency union with Belarus, Kazakhstan

It’s time to think about the prospects of creating a currency union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, President Vladimir Putin has said. “We think the time has come to talk about the possibility to form a currency union in the future,” Putin said Friday at a meeting with his Kazakh...

In Ukraine, U.S interests are incompatible with the interests of the Russian Federation Stratfor...

George Friedman, the well-known American political scientist, recently visited Moscow. Stratfor, the private analytical and intelligence agency which he directs, is often referred to in the US as a "shadow CIA." In an interview with "Kommersant" he talked about what goals the United States is pursuing in Ukraine, and...

World’s longest rail route to boost China-Spain trade

Test run for 13,000km journey set to pave way for regular service that could reduce reliance on sea freight that's more expensive and slower. The first freight train to link China directly to Spain arrived in Madrid on Tuesday after covering more than 13,000km in a test run of a...

Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global

The Russian-Chinese strategic partnership (RCSP), indoctrinated in 1996, is Eurasia’s geopolitical anchor in the 21st century, shaping its evolution and entrance into the Multipolar World. No other political relationship between the two continents’ actors even comes close, with the RCSP’s only formidable rival being the US via its privileged...

International railway promises to revive Silk Road

New town and launch of regular trains to boost modernized trading routes between East and West, Tan Yingzi reports from Chongqing Legend has it that Chinese emperor Han Wu Di (156-87 BC) once looked to the lands west of his vast empire and proclaimed them full of people who placed...

The Eurasian Union: Undermining Economic Freedom and Prosperity in the South Caucasus

Abstract Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking economic and political alliances to counterbalance the influence of the U.S., the European Union, China, and transnational Islamism. Putin is determined to strengthen Moscow’s hegemony in the “near abroad”—the post-Soviet space. One of the instruments he has created to achieve that strategic objective...

The Silk Railroad of China-Europe Trade

Companies deep in China lean on railroads to ship to Europe. Multinationals operating in China have been setting up factories deep in the interior in search of affordable labor. The drawback: These plants can be more than a thousand kilometers (621 miles) from the coast. For companies exporting to Europe—still...

Russian Railways Logistics Sends First Container Train from China to Europe with CIM/SMGS Common...

“Introduction of CIM/SMGS Common Consignment Note is a result of the two-year work of the railway administrations of all transit countries,” - says Pavel Sokolov, the CEO of Russian Railways Logistics. – “Shippers save transit time due to container demurrage decrease at the border stations.” Multi-client train, which consists of...

Via container trains from Europe to China and back

About three weeks of transport time and not less than a 10,000-kilometer journey: DB Schenker Develops Eurasian Land Bridge as an Alternative Transportation Route between China and Europe. The first container train of 2012 departed from Chongqing Loading Yard in Sichuan Province on its return journey to Germany in the...

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