The New(er) World Order? Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC by Pepe Escobar Goldman Sachs — via economist Jim O’Neill — invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help [...]
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The New(er) World Order? Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC by Pepe Escobar
Getty Images Emerging Nations Vie for Power at IMF By Marc Hujer and Christian Reiermann The European Union would like to see the International Monetary Fund provide billions in additional funds to help relieve the debt crisis. However, a number of emerging economies are resisting the plans, accusing the West of abusing its power within [...]
Brazil’s importance on the world stage is such that Barack Obama, the US president, hailed it an “equal partner”. But as Dilma Rouseff, the Brazilian president, makes her first official visit to Washington, we ask if the US is giving the emerging power the recognition it is seeking. On Monday, Rouseff, who represents the [...]
Oliver Stuenkel was part of Brazil’s delegation to the Track II academic forum in preparation for the New Delhi Summit for the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) which was held on Thursday. Stuenkel specialises in Brazil’s relations with India, but also more broadly focuses his research [...]
View PhotoSouth African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The BRICS group of countries have broadly agreed they are not bound by “unilateral” sanctions onIran, measures that threaten higher global oil prices and could result in supply shortages, South Africa’s [...]
he cracks in the BRICS Will the five-member group be able to find enough common ground to build institutions and make joint progress?
T The leaders of the BRICS nations are attempting to build meaningful, useful institutions [EPA] New Delhi, India - As it prepares to hold its latest annual summit in New Delhi on March 28-29, the BRICS grouping - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – remains a concept in search of a common identity and institutionalised [...]
Branding The “War on Terror“ Global Power Relationships Shift as Competition for Resources Intensifies As competition for oil, water and other resources intensify, global power relationships are shifting, providing backdrops for a string of conflicts from Iraq to Libya. Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, one of the [...]
Pepe Escobar Latin America’s message to the Arab world Latin Americans should share their experiences with democratisation with other countries in the global South.
Now the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff was tortured in 1970 by the country’s military junta [Ricardo Amaral] Take a good look at this 1970 photo. The 22-year-old woman in the photo is about to be examined by a bunch of subtropical inquisitors. She has just been tortured, electrocuted and waterboarded – what Dick Cheney dismisses [...]
video at http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/19/noam_chomsky_on_the_legality_of As the manhunt for Col. Muammar Gaddafi continues, MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky questions the legality of the continued NATObombing campaign. “My own feeling was that you could have made a case for a no-fly zone and protection of civilians, but I think it’s much harder to make a case for direct participation in a civil [...]
It’s Pentagon/NATO versus the BRICS Both sides are staking out their territory across the Middle East as BRICS countries warn the West about interventions. Article by Pepe Escobar
BRICS countries have become increasingly wary of NATO interventions [GALLO/GETTY] Few may have noticed when, last week, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland cryptically announcedthat Washington “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia”. Translation: Washington will not inform Russia from now on about the [...]
If we misbehave and do not be obedient, IMF chief fears economic ‘lost decade’ Christine Lagarde says global economy risks plunging into a “downward spiral of uncertainty and financial instability”.
European leaders have urged China to invest in a fund to support to the bloc’s struggling economies [AFP] The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Europe’s debt crisis risks plunging the global economy into a “lost decade”, saying it is up to rich nations to shoulder the burden of restoring growth and confidence. [...]
AMY GOODMAN: We continue with Noam Chomsky. His latest book, 9-11: Was There an Alternative?, has been republished—well, with a new essay about the assassination of Osama bin Laden. His original book,9-11, just months published after the 9/11 attacks, was the seminal counter-narrative to what was being said after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, as he [...]
Pepe Escobar, Will Asia Save Global Capitalism? Posted by Pepe Escobar at 5:33pm, September 25, 2011. Pepe Escobar, that ever-energetic, globetrotting correspondent for Asia Times, has long been on the Pipelinestan beat for TomDispatch, covering the skeletal geography of energy that girds the planet. Today, however, he leaves pipelines behind to consider the planet they service — or is it [...]
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are worried about the world economy and they want fundamental reforms. Pepe Escobar
BRIC countries account for 21 per cent of world trade, while the EU countries account for 24 per cent [EPA] BRICS plan to revive the global economy Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are worried about the world economy and they want fundamental reforms. Pepe Escobar Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 15:06 [...]
THE ROVING EYE What’s really at stake in Libya By Pepe Escobar To follow Pepe’s articles on the Great Arab Revolt, please clickhere. Way beyond the impenetrable fog of war, the ongoing tragedy in Libya is morphing into a war of acronyms that graphically depicts the tortuous “birth pangs” of a possibly new world order. [...]
China’s interests in Gaddafi Huge oil and financial deals play major part in Beijing’s support for Libya‘s despot and halt to foreign intervention. Pepe Escobar Last Modified: 14 Apr 2011 15:06 Moussa Koussa meets Hu Jintao. Western intervention in Libya came after Gaddafi pledged to give major contracts to Chinese countries, replacing deals with Western companies [...]