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Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference

A series of decisions were made, aimed at streamlining trade and boosting least-developed countries' trade. Ambassador Luzius Wasescha, World Trade Organistion.
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Dr. Sreeram Chaulia on existential crisis in the WTO

Clash of interests at the Bali ministerial of the WTO; Repeated failures and challenges faced in concluding the Doha development round of the WTO; emerging e...
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Democracy gone Astray: The Middle Kingdom and the Coming ...

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By the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, it was firmly believed in the West that capitalism was going global; and a global economic infrastructure anchored by the WTO and IMF with the U.S. Navy patrolling the sea lanes would deliver a ...
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international law - What is the United States' interest in Ukraine ...

international law - What is the United States' interest in Ukraine ... | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
The dual geopolitical events of 1991, the Persian Gulf War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, established the United States as the world's sole, unchallenged superpower. ...
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Study Reveals Americans Feel The Nation Should - Mint Press News

And in the wake of the costly and emotionally painful Second Iraq War; a near-miss for military intervention in Syria; active drone strikes in Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen, the Congo and multiple other sites throughout the Middle East and ...
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Welcome to the post-BRIC world

Welcome to the post-BRIC world | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
DECLARING an end to the BRIC era might seem the height of foolishness. Last year Brazil, China, India, and Russia accounted for a quarter of global output, a figure...
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Russia’s wounded giant

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THE good times for Gazprom once seemed like they would never end. The world’s largest natural-gas producer, founded out of the old Soviet gas ministry, enjoyed...
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BBC NEWS | In Depth

BBC NEWS | In Depth | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.
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Annexed by China – for good or ill

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To the casual visitor, the most obvious sign of China in Africa is also the most fleeting indication of the country's deepening engagement with the continent: On the road into Nairobi you pass a green and red arch commemorating Beijing's friendship...
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Chinese colonialism?

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As China increases investment in Africa, there are concerns that this may not be a mutually beneficial relationship, writes the BBC's Damian Grammaticas.
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China's economic miracle

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China's economic development in graphics - from rising GDP to more people eating pork.
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Russia to WTO says US sanctions are illegal

Russia has told the United States that its Ukraine-related sanctions on a Russian bank and Russian citizens are illegal under World Trade Organization rules ...
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Putin: Key Player in the “New World Order” - The New American

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Putin: Key Player in the “New World Order”
The New American
Putin's saber rattling over Ukraine is providing a rationale for continued Western integration — via the EU, NATO, and the “transatlantic partnership” — to counter the Russian bear.
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China at Geneva II: Beijing's Interest in Syria | The Diplomat

China at Geneva II: Beijing's Interest in Syria | The Diplomat | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
Though China is rapidly becoming a superpower, Beijing has no interest in becoming a global policeman. ... In terms of trade, in 2012 China-Syria trade was worth $1.2 billion, a 50 percent decrease over 2011 rates.
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VENITISM: Putin Addresses the Federal Assembly of Putinland

VENITISM: Putin Addresses the Federal Assembly of Putinland | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
Moreover, Russia does not aspire to be called a superpower, understanding that as a claim to world or regional hegemony. The President ...
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Uncomfortable Bedfellows: How Much Does China Need America ...

Uncomfortable Bedfellows: How Much Does China Need America ... | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
(Note that the main benefits of TPP and BIT would be to increase competition in China's domestic markets and increase high-yielding investment opportunities for Chinese firms abroad, to increase China's trade surplus.) Second ...
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Know your own strength

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UNLIKE many other Asian countries—and in stark contrast to neighbouring Pakistan—India has never been run by its generals. The upper ranks of the powerful civil...
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The energy empire

The energy empire | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
GAS prices are only part of the game of energy politics Russia is playing with Europe. There is also a fierce contest about the merits of new oil and gas pipelines...
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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | 2007 | Resurgent Russia

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | 2007 | Resurgent Russia | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
BBC Special Reports: Resurgent Russia, in-depth coverage and analysis of the economy and population, plus audio and video.
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More than minerals

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A GROUP of five tourists from Beijing passes low over Mount Kenya and into the Rift Valley in their private plane before landing on a dusty airstrip surrounded by...
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Is China's rise unstoppable?

Is China's rise unstoppable? | Contested Planet - Superpower Geographies | Scoop.it
People in rich countries generally believe that China will become the world's great superpower, according to a new survey, while Africans are doubtful America will ever be knocked off its perch. Who is right?
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