Some observers have speculated that Baku is competing with Moscow, but this interpretation either ignores what President Aliyev told Russian media during his trip to Moscow the day before the start of his host’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine, or those who share this view simply aren’t aware of it.
One of the main targets of the Western sanctions war against Russia has become the banks. Particularly severe sanctions have been imposed on Russian banks that are on Washington's SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) list. This is a blacklist of persons and organizations with whom US citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from doing business. The list is maintained by OFAC, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department. The inclusion of a bank on the SDN list, among other punitive measures, includes the freezing of its assets in the US.
Wickremesinghe represents Sri Lanka, which has become a symbol of the fate that might soon befall countless other countries across the Global South. It’s therefore important to inform the masses of his crucial first-hand insight into the crushing effect that the US-led West’s anti-Russian sanctions are expected to have on food security in developing countries.
In his latest book, economist Michael Hudson pits socialism against finance capitalism and tears apart the 'dream civilization' imposed by the 1 percent.
The Eurasian Economic Forum has shown once again that this high-speed – economic integration – train has already left the station.
Both the EU and the US, as well as many other countries, have been promoting for quite a long time the topic of ecological energy, which is generated by modern systems from wind and solar generators to underwater turbines that exploit sea tides.
A failure in Ukraine could well mean the disintegration of EU and NATO, Alastair Crooke writes.
If the US goal is to crush Russia's economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead?
The global financial system is currently under pressure from various angles. The setup of global trade is complicated. One of the main reasons for this is that the interests of the United States and Europe have been severely damaged.
Geographically, Ukraine has strategic importance in Europe and until the disintegration of Soviet Russia and Ukraine were part of the Soviet Union.