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Gulf security is perilous with or without a revived Iran nuclear accord

James D. Dorsey With the fate hanging in the balance of the 2015 international agreement that curbed Iran’s nuclear program, prospects for greater security and stability in the Middle East are meagre with or without a deal. Undoubtedly, the region will be better off with a revival of …

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A Significant Shift in Power Projection

By Amy Sherif The US Navy (USN) is adopting a new path, solidifying a strategic move towards Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) to conduct enduring sea control and power projection missions.  The Navy is shifting into the building and maturing its Overmatch program and providing Joint All-Domain Command and …

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The Federal Reserve Cannot Fight Inflation Alone

Desmond Lachman If the Fed does not raise interest rates aggressively, it risks both allowing inflation to become entrenched and adding further froth to already bubbly asset price markets. Yesterday, in reviewing his administration’s economic challenges, President Joe Biden did Americans a great service by finally recognizing that …

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Soaring US Inflation & Looming Recession Are Bifurcating Democrat Support, Economist Says

Ekaterina Blinova US stock markets continued to plummet on 13 June on the prognosis that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by as much as 0.75% this week after… 14.06.2022, Sputnik International US traders and investors are overwhelmingly betting that the Federal Reserve “will hike hard and …

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The Dilemmas of the Global South

Yaroslav Lissovolik As new trade barriers and restrictions are emanating from the advanced economies there is a stronger case for the affected emerging economies to compensate these adverse effects via greater openness of markets across the Global South. Developing countries have in fact proceeded to liberalize their markets …

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World Bank forecasts uneven recovery in Middle East and North Africa

Economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow by 5.2% in 2022, the fastest rate since 2016, on the back of oil-price windfalls benefitting the region’s oil exporters. But heightened uncertainty surrounds this forecast due to the war in Ukraine and ongoing …

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China’s secure contribution to peace in Ukraine

Giancarlo Valori In recent hours, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has comprehensively outlined China’s position and proposal on the resolution of the current crisis in Ukraine, which can be summarised as four six-point commitments. Dialogue and peace are to be promoted through four steps that must adhere to …

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US National Security Adviser: Beijing Will Face Consequences If It Helps Moscow Dodge Sanctions

Washington will “absolutely” respond if Beijing attempts to help Moscow cope with the consequences of the crippling economic sanctions imposed on Russiaby the US and its allies over the Kremlin’s special military operation in Ukraine, according to US national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Sullivan added that the Biden …

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How Could US Sanctions on Russia Speed up De-Dollarisation and Help Rise of the Yuan?

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently stated that the greenback has no serious competitors in the world, but that claim might be “wishful thinking” on Washington’s part, geopolitical analyst Brian Berletic says. “While the US dollar is still a formidable reserve currency worldwide with tremendous coercive power, a …

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