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Africa
Africa


African Non-State Ethnic Networks: Social Capital Or Social Liability? – Analysis

By Patience Kabamba In the midst of an abundant anti-ethnic bias in much of the critical literature in African studies, there may be a renewed necessity to theorize the salience and continuing production of “ethnic” difference in a manner that could problematize and challenge the notion that ethnicity was merely a devious and divisive invention […]

Libya's General Khalefa Haftar. Photo by Magharebia, Wikipedia Commons.
Libya's General Khalefa Haftar. Photo by Magharebia, Wikipedia Commons.


US, NATO And The Destruction Of Libya: The Western Front Of A Widening War – OpEd

By Horace G. Campbell NATO claimed that its intervention in Libya was a historic success. But three years later, Libya is in complete chaos. Some 1700 militias have a combined total of 250,000 men under arms. Another external intervention seems necessary to stabilize the country. But the US and NATO must never be involved INTRODUCTION […]

Russia's Vladimir Putin
Russia's Vladimir Putin. File photo.


Russia’s Investment In Africa: New Challenges And Prospects – Analysis

By Kester Kenn Klomegah By ‘resetting’ some strategies, Russia and Africa have entered a new phase of growth in their economic diplomacy mainly due to rising interaction by high ranking government officials from some African countries with their Russian colleagues during the first half of 2014. Undoubtedly, Russia’s intensified move to invite delegations has often […]

China in Middle East
China in Middle East


China’s Foreign Aid: How Big Is It And What Is Its Aim? – Analysis

By Luo Jianbo and Zhang Xiaomin From 2010 to 2012, China allocated a total of 89.34 billion yuan (14.41 billion U.S. dollars) worth of foreign assistance. This amount no doubt is much smaller than the official development assistance of some big traditional donors such as the United States. However, as a developing country, China has […]

Dollar


BRICS Bank Challenges Exorbitant Privilege Of US Dollar – OpEd

By Horace G. Campbell At the end of the Sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 16, 2014, the leaders of the BRICS countries announced the “Fortaleza Action Plan.” This plan is in the context of the Fortaleza Declaration, where the leaders reinforced their position that BRICS would be an international force in challenging […]

BRICS summit participants: President of Russia Vladmir Putin, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, President of China Xi Jinping, President of South Africa Jacob Zuma. Source: www.kremlin.ru.
BRICS summit participants: President of Russia Vladmir Putin, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, President of China Xi Jinping, President of South Africa Jacob Zuma. Source: www.kremlin.ru.


In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism – OpEd

By Patrick Bond Horace Campbell is a superb analyst but occasionally – like all of us – he gets things wrong: ‘the BRICS formation will not succumb to the International Monetary Fund and the conditionalities of the IMF… The bigger danger for the dollar is the reality that other emerging states that want to break […]