Strategic Culture Foundation 2-8 October, 2010: US Dollar vs. Yuan / Elections in Brazil / Kashmir as a Great Game Pawn? / Europe / Ecuador / US Right

8 October, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Dollar vs. Yuan: Reasons Behind the Conflict

08.10.2010 | 17:42 | SALITZKI Alexander
Debates between the US and China over the valuation of the yuan are currently gathering momentum. A new campaign of pressure on Beijing is initiated by the US Congress which proposed a bill authorizing the government to slap duties on China’s imports based on the view that the yuan is grossly undervalued. The lower chamber approved the legislation…

Elections in Brazil and the US Intelligence Community

07.10.2010 | 20:14 | NIKANDROV Nil
…For the latter, the way is to suppress any socialist initiatives across the continent, to abstain from joining regional integration projects unless they are patronized by the US, to oppose the populists’ efforts aimed at forming a Latin American defensive bloc, and to impede the escalating Chinese economic expansion…

Kashmir as a Great Game Pawn?

06.10.2010 | 13:10 | MAHAPATRA Aurobinda (India)
For the past few weeks Kashmir has ascended to the circle of international politics more vigorously. It has acquired new dimensions on the eve of Obama visit to India in November. The scenario has become so assorted and complicated it has become almost impossible to sift facts from fictions. Whilst the international politics of South Asia takes its zigzag course the fact remains that the Kashmir issue has once again acquired the centre stage in the perimeters of foreign policy making of India, Pakistan, the US and China…

Collapse of the Alliance for European Integration

05.10.2010 | 12:11 | LUPU Marian (Moldova)
I hope the political forces will prevail in Moldova which are fully aware of the importance of healthy, pragmatic, and mutually beneficial relations with Russia and of the fact that such relations would be optimal from the standpoint of our own national interests. As for the Alliance for European Integration, it is practically dead…

Ecuador Coup Attempt Engineered by the CIA

03.10.2010 | 23:25 | NIKANDROV Nil
The success of the operation which led to the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya in Honduras inspired the US hawks to put similar schemes to works elsewhere in Latin America, Washington’s eventual goal being to isolate Hugo Chavez and remove his allies from power across the region. The US Administration reckoned that Ecuador was the easiest target on its political hit list. The subversive activity targeting president Correa is coordinated by Heather Hodges who was appointed as the US ambassador to Ecuador in August, 2008…

State Sabotage and the US Right: More to Come?

02.10.2010 | 17:44 | KERANS David (USA)
The Republicans’ resurgence in Washington is real, and will affect domestic and foreign policy, whether they unseat President Obama in 2012 or not.The Republicans’ exploitation of this resurgence, however, will surely diverge from their promises. In place of the promised efficiencies of outsourcing,the Iraq experience generated colossal waste, perhaps 20 % of the first $85 billion allocated for reconstruction. Already in 2005 watchdog organization Transparency International warned that the reconstruction of Iraq threatened to become “the biggest corruption scandal in history”. For, to the American right, corruption is no longer a function of opportunism, where a few people find a way to enrich themselves. To so many leaders of the right and the business class, corruption has become programmatic, a corollary to their disdain for the state…

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