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Iran: The New China?

By Pepe Escobar

If Iran successfully engages in a Chinese-style economic development program it would further enhance its geopolitical status and significance.

It’s currently quite a toss-up when it comes to naming the hardest working man in geopolitical business: Chinese President Xi Jinping or Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. 1,057 more words

Emerging Markets

With sanctions lifted, Iran ready for SCO

With international sanctions lifted, Iran is ready to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, senior Iranian officials said Monday.

Iran applied for full membership in the SCO in 2008, but has been blocked by rules in the organization’s charter that forbid membership for any country under United Nations sanctions. 442 more words

Politics

The Day After

January 18, 2016

by Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich

Some final thoughts – the day after

Not the movie about a fictional war between NATO forces and the… 894 more words

USA

In the Studio with Debi Gliori

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with author & illustrator Debi Gliori creating imagery to be used in a performance by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 41 more words

Photography

China Enters, Russia Returns to Middle East While US Returns to Asia

The US has withdrawn from Iraq and plans to withdraw from Afghanistan. It is improving its ties with Iran in spite of Israel’s opposition. Obviously, as the US no longer depends on the Middle East for its energy supply, it is leaving there to return to Asia to contain its potential rival China. 399 more words

Gli interessi della Russia in Asia

Putin propone una coalizione con la Shanghai Cooperation Organization e la Comunità delle nazioni del Sud-Est asiatico. Nuovo segnale di sfida all’Occidente?

Pubblicato il 09/12/2015 per… 763 more words

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