New at Strategic Culture Foundation 5 November 2011: India/Pakistan / Russia / Anti-Globalism / Asia Occupy Wall Street

5 November 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Paradigm Shift in India-Pakistan Relations
05.11.2011 | 00:00 | Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)
Pakistan on 2 November 2011 decided to accord most favoured nation (MFN) status to India… the new arrangement will help both the countries to meet many of their economic necessities in a complementary framework. It may give a push to larger plans like Iran-Pakistan-India and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipelines, and bring other countries of South Asia towards larger economic integration under the rubric South Asian Free Trade Area…

Should Russia accept ‘Brzezinski’s plan’? (II)
04.11.2011 | 12:00 | Viktor BURBAKI
To offer an adequate response to the U.S. policy, Russia must become aware that it is not a partner for Washington but a target, and chances for any changes here are very small. As far as the international policy is concerned, the US always serves only its interests and does everything it wants to achieve its goals. So, Russia is facing two prior tasks: 1. To strengthen its sovereignty. 2. To use deterrent strategy against the U.S. That is why Russia is better not cut its nuclear arsenals but enhance its defence potential to avoid a possibility of getting caught into a new global military conflict in future…

Anti-globalism as mirror of changing world
03.11.2011 | 09:22 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV
Last weekend was marked by new anti-globalization campaigns, this time in Perth, Australia, where a Commonwealth’s summit had kicked off… An outbreak of protests is expected in France, where new protest campaigns began on October 31 ahead of G-20. The summit will be held on November 3-4 in Cannes and now the city, which is famous for its international film festival, is preparing for full-size combat activities…

Should Russia coordinate its policy with that of the US? (II)
02.11.2011 | 09:17 | Viktor BURBAKI
The crisis will inevitably result in dramatic changes on the global political scene. The US will finally lose its superpower status which it had enjoyed for a century. The U.S. has failed to stand the ‘multipolarity test’ and had worn-out wars in the Middle East. Now they lack enough resources to maintain leadership. It is very likely that the collapse of the dollar and of the US financial pyramid will cause an outbreak of aggression from the US side, and a regional war with Iran and other countries of the ‘Greater Middle East’ will become a reality. But this all will just boost the Pax Americana collapse…

Washington Set to Tailor Central Asia
01.11.2011 | 00:00 | Aleksandr SHUSTOV
The US design is to draw Uzbekistan and Tajikistan out of the orbit of the rest of the post-Soviet Central Asia and to bracket the two republics with Afghanistan and Pakistan within a new geopolitical formation hosting something akin to another Silky Way. Some of the key infrastructures of the route, particularly, the Mazar-e-Sharif – Termez railroad, are already in place…

Occupy Wall St. – Beware the Endgame
31.10.2011 | 00:00 | David KERANS (USA)
Protest encampments, gatherings, or marches have sprung up in over 100 cities, and the number of active participants has been rising. Occupy Wall Street movement has readied masses of Americans for a rethinking of the country’s economic and ecological priorities, and the movement has acquired a self-sustaining momentum… No matter what degree of success OWS may have in elaborating new forms of politics, the chronic dysfunction in Washington, DC will continue to undermine Americans’ allegiance to the formal political system. Perhaps a better politics will emerge out of an expanding OWS movement, and national policy will gradually navigate along the healthy social democratic trajectory northwestern Europe has traced…

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