Just last week, it was reported that Russia and China would be seeking to link their national payment systems to counter rival Western alternatives.
America and the World
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear that the U.S. seeks deeper cooperation with one of its major allies in the Asia-Pacific in response to China’s growing regional influence.
What fuels bombings like this?
Iran is already trading oil with China in return for Chinese yuan, and Qatar has conducted billions of dollars’ worth of transactions in yuan, as well.
The American empire is decaying and facing inevitable demise. The latest evidence of this trend can be found in recent developments in the Middle East.
If the US wants to really continue with this sanctions game, it need also be prepared to face the reality that its not 1989, and that the world may not be willing to treat dollars and US sanctions in the way the US expects it to.
The process of moving away from the dollar — prepared by Europe and triggered by China and Russia — can no longer be stopped. And as a “supra-national” reserve asset, gold plays an important role in it.
Tariq Ali talks to Adam Cathcart, author of Change and Continuity in North Korean Politics.
Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, balance of payments and currency.
The agreement on ceasefire zones in parts of southwest Syria are also a positive sign if it means the US and Russia are taking a step back from direct confrontation in that country. However...
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A look at Putin in this four-hour documentary.
Chinese Treasury bond yields flashing red.
The focus for every nation, outside the Americas, is increasingly on Asia...
"..Qatar is not following the U.S.-Saudi-dominated playbook and there are many powerful players behind the scenes..."
Putin talks about allegations that Russians interfered in 2016 election.
A video walk around look at life in Saigon in 2017.
What is going on with North Korea?
A lot of stories are being overshadowed this week.
Trump now thrives on increasing world tensions.
China puts a card into play.
What is the real Russia policy now?
Simple data shows US position in the world and risks.
Anya Parampil examines how gambling has become our premier form of entertainment and escape.
China is selling US debt.
China and US compete in China.
China state media says Mattis gave them a "mind-soothing pill."
Iran’s decision to exit this deal might threaten the dollar