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Is China’s Goose Cooked? And Other Bedtime Stories

Economically, China needs a powerful recession to get rid of businesses being kept alive by loans. Politically, China can’t afford the cost of unemployment. The re-emergence of a dictatorship in China under President Xi Jinping should be understood in this … Continue reading

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China: One Yellow Brick Road Falling Behind Schedule

Once Referred to as the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) Plan; Now More Properly Called the One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Plan One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Lost in the Poppyfields More than three years after Xi’s unveiling of the … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion Runs Away from China

China Suffered $1 Trillion Net Capital Outflow Reserves are Depleting Faster than Anticipated: Next Year Will be Worse Beijing has been engaging in dubious practices designed to hide the depletion of reserves caused by the support of the renminbi. For … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: The Black Swan Called Trump

No One Believed Peter Zeihan Until Now In the 2014 book “The Accidental Superpower,” Zeihan predicted the withdrawal of the US from a wide range of longstanding international agreements, leading to a weakening of the present world order. With the … Continue reading

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Siberia to Experience a Change in “Ownership”

Imagine Siberia Slipping Russia’s Leash, Becoming One Giant Patchwork Economic Free Trade Zone As for the massive Siberian resources, can the Russians be their guardians forever? … where Westerners have trouble imagining anything other than a flag – Chinese, Russian … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: China Helps NATO Encircle a Russia in Decline

Beggars cannot be choosers, and a Putin besieged by both domestic economic woes and international isolation likely has no choice but to double-down on his bet on China. Of course, Russia’s strongman may have to kowtow to his … Chinese … Continue reading

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Will China Pass on World War III and Stand Aside?

China will lend “moral support” to Putin in his war of words against the west. China does not want to see a nuclear war destroy the global economy which China is so deeply invested in. But if it comes to … Continue reading

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Coming for Your Women

Some claim that World War III is about capturing brains rather than territory, and there is some merit to the claim. But there are many ways to capture another nation’s brains. One way is to provide better working and living … Continue reading

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It’s All Part of the Plan

Before their offspring are old enough to be shipped off to private school in Britain, Switzerland or the United States, they must be prepared for life in the West by a full-time [caretaker] in Moscow. Source Replacing Moscow’s Rich but … Continue reading

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Multiple Paths to Russia’s Decline

Russia’s decline extends through most of its infrastructure, from its demography to its schools, health system, roads, housing, electrical power grid, to its economy and financial infrastructure. Conditions have declined so far that Russian officials fear that something as small … Continue reading

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Electing Hillary Dumpty, Just to Make it Fair

The United States has been the world’s richest nation since roughly 1890, for over a century. This long-lasting economic inequity has caused understandable discontent among a number of other nations and would-be superpowers. Even under President Barack Obama — arguably … Continue reading

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Grand Triumphalism Against a Darker Background of Decline and Decay

High Speed Silk Road Routes to All of Asia and Europe Xi Jinping, 63, the president of China and general secretary of the Communist Party, wants to revive the myth and build a New Silk Road, in large parts along … Continue reading

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Turmoil in Central Asia Brings China : Russia Great Game Into Play

The passing of a dictator in Uzbekistan and a terror attack on the Chinese embassy in Kyrgystan highlight the exploding instability of Central Asia — the past dominion of Russia and the future hope of China. Just two months ago, … Continue reading

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To Make Russia Better One Must First See it As it Really Is

41% of Russians say they do not have enough money to buy food and clothing, only 50% of water is potable and large parts of the food chain are tainted — and there is no accountability to be found anywhere. … Continue reading

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Erdogan Officially Joins the “Strong Man” Club

If the world’s talking heads were in an uproar over Brexit, what can they be thinking about the ongoing purges in Turkey? Turkey is the pivot between Europe and lands east. Turkey stands astride the divide between Islam and Christianity, … Continue reading

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How Putin and Xi Are Assuming the Role of Dictators

Putin Tightens Grip on Power Russia’s people are suffering, at the same time that Putin strengthens his personal grip on Russia’s wealth and power, including tightened personal control of “Interior Ministry troops, SWAT, and riot police forces, as well as … Continue reading

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China’s Massive Economic Bubble Receives a Gigantic Bolus of Hot Gas

China Reports No Drop in GDP Growth So Far in 2016 China’s government has chosen to continue pumping credit into an already near-bursting financial bubble of mismanagement. This amounts to “kicking the can” down to road in order to present … Continue reading

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Hague International Court: No Justification for China’s Land Grab

China Out On a Limb China has a limited amount of time in which to assert its dominance over Asia. It must begin with East Asia, since that is its pathway to the blue Pacific and a larger projection of … Continue reading

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China’s Mojo Was Always Dependent Upon Foreign Investment and Tech Transfer

China is now in a very difficult position. Economists at Nomura say the yuan is 6pc overvalued, the result of an relentless rise when it was still coupled to the dollar, and due to the internal effects of rising labour … Continue reading

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Russia Running Out of Time

In a few short years, Russia will degrade from having a very small and expensive skilled labor pool to not having one at all, forcing the Russians to choose which bits of their system to not maintain. __ Zeihan on … Continue reading

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Asian Giants on Different Points of Demographic Spectrum

Demography is Destiny The above series of population pyramids depicts the ongoing evolution of Japan’s population spectrum, from 1950 to 2055. But it also roughly depicts the relative demographic status of India, China, and Japan respectively. More: Japan faces a … Continue reading

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Moscow Can’t Maintain Economic Dominance in Central Asia

Russia Losing the “Great Game” to China The world is supposed to believe that Russia and China are chumming it up, signing mutual commitments left and right. But the underlying reality is that Russia is being pushed back from large … Continue reading

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Noisy Nuclear Submarines of China, India, Russia Take to Sea

More Nations are Joining the Dangerous Cat and Mouse Game of Nuclear Missile Submarines The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems … Continue reading

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China and Russia on the Same Page: Geopolitical Risk

Revanchism in Russia and China Drives Out Investment and Threatens Economic Futures To understand the nature of such geopolitical risk, look no further than the debacle of revanchist Russia’s taking of the Crimea and large chunks of Eastern Ukraine at … Continue reading

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Ingenious Russian Plan to Save its Economy

Resourceful Plan to Prevent Russia’s Economic Downfall In a clever one-two punch, Kremlin leadership plans to knock out the dangerous threats to Russia’s economy. First will be a 5 year plan to phase out all exports of oil to foreign … Continue reading

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