October 23, 2017

Tag Archives: BRICS

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The Leverage Factor in US-Pakistan Relations

The Trump administration will struggle to put the squeeze on Pakistan, no matter how tight its grip. Read More »

Instruments of Terror

Pakistan faces the unavoidable specter of an ever-growing Indo-US-Afghan alliance that  requires it to do more in the anti-terror fight. It also needs to clean up its image that became tainted because of its alliances with or support for non-state actors. Read More »

Move Over, NATO and IMF: Eurasia is Coming

A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military dominance. Read More »

Latin America Lures Asia’s Big Powers

Considered as the United States’ backyard for most of the twentieth century, Latin America today is a place where major powers seek to exercise a growing influence and find a steady supply of energy and natural resources as well as markets and investment outlets. Read More »

BRICS Bank: Developing World Gets a Credit Card

A twenty-first century truism: you know you’ve made it when you’re due for a headquarters in Shanghai. So it is with the imaginatively named New Development Bank, a.k.a. BRICS Bank, a lending institute designed to end Western global dominance and finally assert the rise of the South. Or something. Read More »

The End of American World Order?

In a multiplex world, while the U.S. will remain a major force in world affairs, it would lack the ability to shape world order after its own interests and image. As a result, the U.S. will be one of a number of anchors including emerging powers, regional forces, and a concert of the old and new powers shaping a new world order. Read More »