Eurasia

Rupee Convertibility: De-Dollarization Paves Way For Stronger Rupee

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to permit the rupee in global trade is a precursor to making it an international currency. The RBI said the move was to “support the increasing interest of global trading companies”. Although the convertibility is limited to current account, which means partial convertibility, …

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Bitcoin: Balancing Risks And Benefits

What makes Bitcoin a gold-like commodity is its perfect decentralisation and high cost of production, both traits lacking by every other cryptocurrency. Like gold can be found in physical nature, Bitcoin can be found in digital nature, by anyone with electricity, internet, and some hardware. Those who lack access to …

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Renaud Girard: «La France doit réussir en Afrique!»

Pour le deuxième déplacement international de son deuxième mandat, du 25 au 28 juillet 2022, Emmanuel Macron a décidé de se rendre en Afrique (Cameroun, Bénin, Guinée-Bissau). Le président de la République estime, à juste titre, que les destins de la France et du continent africain sont étroitement liés. Qu’est-ce …

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The flaws in Europe’s deal to ration gas

WHEN THE energy ministers of the European Union’s member countries gathered for an emergency meeting on July 26th, the deal came swiftly. They agreed that each country should cut gas consumption by 15%, compared with their average over the past five years, between August 1st and March 31st 2023. It …

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Putin’s New Police State

In the Shadow of War, the FSB Embraces Stalin’s Methods As the FSB spearheads a transformed, increasingly paranoid, and heavily securitized state bureaucracy, the shift has profound implications for the nature of Putin’s rule. In contrast to the largely surveillance-oriented agency of previous years, the FSB has become a far …

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Saudi Arabia signs energy agreement with Greece

Another purpose of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit is to seek greater economic and technological cooperation with Greece. Saudi Arabia and Greece have signed a new energy agreement. The memorandum of understanding, signed on July 27, establishes a framework for bilateral cooperation on a variety of energy fields, …

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Syrian jihadi leader Golani meets with Idlib’s Christians

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani met with Christians as part of efforts to reshape the terrorist group’s image. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani continues his public appearances to promote his image as a leader who cares about the inhabitants of Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, …

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Why Iran-Russia relations likely won’t go beyond cooperation in Syria

Putin’s recent trip to Tehran was a PR win for the Russian president, but is unlikely to result in any further concessions for Iran. Russian President Vladimir Putin, on his second foreign trip since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, visited Tehran and met with Iranian officials on July 19. Although his …

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Египетская сила

Политолог Александр Ведруссов — о роли африканского континента во внешнеполитических построениях России Быть глобальной державой нелегко. Буквально каждый регион мира требует пристального и непрерывного внимания. Иначе не получится выстроить долгосрочные диалоговые механизмы и сбалансировать интересы самых разных международных акторов, особенно в текущей стрессовой геополитической обстановке.

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