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  • ‘Doomsday clock’: 90 seconds to midnight

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at PressTV

    The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds to midnight.  

    That’s the closest ever to total nuclear doom, the global catastrophe.

    The Clock had been set at 100 seconds since 2020. The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and a…

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  • Global South: Gold-backed currencies

    Global South: Gold-backed currencies to replace the US dollar

    by Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle

    Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts.

    First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a panel on “Saudi Arabia’s Transformation,” made it clear…

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  • ‘Fragmented world’ sleepwalks into World War III

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at PressTV

    The self-appointed Davos “elites” are afraid. So afraid. At this week’s World Economic Forum meetings, mastermind Klaus Schwab – displaying his trademark Bond villain act – carped over and over again about a categorical imperative: we need “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”.

    While his diagnosis of “the most critical fragmentation”…

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  • All Quiet (Panic) on the Western Front

    By Pepe Escobar (raw document, not yet cross-posted https://t.me/rocknrollgeopolitics/5995)

    Shadows are falling / And I’ve been here all day / It’s too hot to sleep / And time is running away / Feel like my soul / has turned into steel /I’ve still got the scars / That the sun didn’t heal / There’s not even…

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  • Bye Bye 1991-2022

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Strategic Culture

    2023 starts with collective NATO in Absolutely Freak Out Mode as Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announces that Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov is now on tour – complete with a set of Mr. Zircon’s hypersonic business cards.

    The business tour will encompass the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean,…

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  • General Soleimani kick-started multipolar world

    How General Soleimani kick-started the multipolar world
    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at PressTV

    The consensus among future historians will be inevitable: the 2020s started with a diabolic murder.

    Baghdad airport, January 3, 2020, 00:52 a.m. local time. The assassination of Gen.QassemSoleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic RevolutionGuards Corps (IRGC), alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis,…

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  • Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

    As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South.

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle

    The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the Russia-China…

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  • Can China help Brazil restart its global soft power?

    Bolsonaro reduced Brazil to resources-exporter status; now Lula should follow Argentina’s lead into Belt and Road

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times

    Ten days of full immersion in Brazil are not for the faint-hearted. Even restricted to the top two megalopolises, Sao Paulo and Rio, watching live the impact of interlocking economic, political, social…

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  • From the NATOstan-Imposed Meat Grinder

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Strategic Culture

    Somewhere in her private pantheon, Pallas Athena, Goddess of Geopolitics, is immensely enjoying the show.

    No one ever lost money capitalizing on the unlimited nonsense spewed out by the collective deer caught in the headlights also known as Western mainstream media – complete with showering Person of the…

  • Xi of Arabia and the petroyuan drive

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle

    It would be so tempting to qualify Chinese President Xi Jinping landing in Riyadh a week ago, welcomed with royal pomp and circumstance, as Xi of Arabia proclaiming the dawn of the petroyuan era.

    But it’s more complicated than that. As much as the seismic shift implied by…

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  • The Global South: new payment system

    The Global South births a new game-changing payment system
    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle

    The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) is speeding up its design of a common payment system, which has been closely discussed for nearly a year with the Chinese under the stewardship of Sergei Glazyev, the EAEU’s minister in charge of…

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