Post Tagged with: "BRICS"

Soft Power: The Scramble for Popularity

Soft Power: The Scramble for Popularity

November 28, 2017 at 1:51 PM

China’s newest and most effective weapons are called Meng Meng (梦梦) and Jiao Qing (交情). They weight between 70-100 kilograms, are kept very safely in an space of almost 5000 square meters, yearly maintenance costs devour 920.000 Euro per year and they are – Panda Bears. Meng Meng and JiaoRead More

Propaganda and Tibet

Propaganda and Tibet

September 1, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The idea for this article was born in a bar in the city of Xi’an, far away from the stuffy Beijing auditorium where I spent the month of May attending lectures on Chinese law. A couple of friends and I were having a pint at the bar of our hostelRead More

A Realist in an Ideological Age: An Interview with Stephen Walt

A Realist in an Ideological Age: An Interview with Stephen Walt

July 13, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Realism explains why states with very different domestic characteristics often act in strikingly similar ways, and helps us understand why the behavior of states is frequently so contrary to our professed ideals and moral values.

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

May 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

We are standing at a precipice where South Asian politics is undergoing a long-awaited political change, from Sri Lanka to India to Pakistan, to the constitution of Nepal et cetera

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

January 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Peace has eluded Africa for several reasons. ‘The Hundred Year African War’ is how the author wishes to summarize it. The Scramble for Africa: what originally seems like just catchy terminology remains one of the defining moments in the planet’s collective political history. Coined originally by the Times in 1884, theRead More

Penal Envy: Latin America’s Prisons

Penal Envy: Latin America’s Prisons

November 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

América Latina: birthplace of Salsa, Bachata and Reggeaton and wild parties. Some of the finest clubs in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro or Cali ensure their exclusivity by restricting access to their rumbas to the rich and beautiful only. Nevertheless, to be granted access to some of the best parties,Read More

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

October 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Friedman presents the democratizations of technology, information, and finance as the foundational basis of the link between globalization and democratization and thus, as an extremely desirable and positive development. However, as Friedman points out himself, “globalization is everything and its opposite.” Considering this, one must assess the “opposite” to understand the implications of globalization upon US national security interests.

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
Source: offshorenet.com

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

Source: Free Enterprise

Is the WTO irrelevant now ? : TISA negotiations

August 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM

The First Rule of TISA is: You Don’t Talk About TISA How secret trade agreements threaten to derail financial markets and reverse democratic policies around the globe. On June 19, 2014 Wikileaks published a secret draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex on its website. ReceivingRead More