China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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Global fury unleashed by Trump’s alleged statement on “shitholes” spectacularly misses the point

Donald Trump’s alleged description of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti as “shitholes” predictably led to global fury and accusations of racism. Trump would be well advised to refrain from such comments since they merely damage his standing and thus his power to get things done, but as usual, the resulting…

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No wonder people get global warming and poverty wrong

In 2009, the second edition of Mark Maslin’s book Global Warming. A Very Short Introduction appeared in the well-known series published by Oxford University Press. According to Maslin’s website, the book has sold over 40,000 copies – and yet it betrays a fundamental flaw in thinking, knowledge and understanding before…

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Niger’s population explosion

On 15 March 2017, The Guardian ran a piece under its “Development 2030” rubric with a headline which confirmed our 2016 forecast of Africa’s mounting problems: Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger. Niger’s has the world’s highest birthrate and its population is set…

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The Immigration Myth

A tipping point has been reached across the West where immigration is increasingly regarded as unacceptable across all economic and educational classes. The indigenous population sees new immigrants as competitors for their jobs, sucking precious social welfare funds to support mass immigration, providing cover for terrorism, importing precepts and demands…

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Russia’s Future Prospects & Russia in Comparison with Emerging Markets of the CIS, Africa, Latin America and Asia

Ian Pryde, Founder & CEO of Eurasia Strategy & Communications, is to present a seminar at the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA): “Russia’s Future Prospects & Russia in Comparison with Emerging Markets of the CIS, Africa, Latin America and Asia”. Ian will cover topics such as Russia’s “catch up with West”…

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Africa and Russia: Victimhood vs. Empowerment?

In his writeup of this year’s gathering of politicians and businessmen in Davos (“Complacency in a Leaderless, Multipolar World,” The Moscow Times, Feb. 12, 2013), Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz quotes with apparent approval a development expert who claimed that “The West never had any moral authority.” Stiglitz goes on to explain that “colonialism, slavery, the splintering of Africa into small countries and a long history…

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