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America, China, And The Battle For The “Indo-Pacific”

Goodbye, Asia-Pacific! Hello, Indo-Pacific? That’s right, the old “Asia-Pacific” label is so last decade, guys. It’s time to start calling that part of the globe the “Indo-Pacific.” Who cares if it’s geographically nonsensical? America’s military planners and their think tank lackeys are starting to change their nomenclature, and you should too! The term entered the vernacular last Read More…

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In Major Blow To US, Pakistan Prepares To Abandon Dollar For Trade With China

Pakistan is the latest country to jump on the anti-U.S. dollar bandwagon, Reuters reports. Pakistan is considering a proposal to replace the U.S. dollar with the Chinese yuan for bilateral trade between Pakistan and China. Between 2015 and 2016, bilateral trade between the two countries totaled $13.8 billion. According to Reuters, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, Read More…

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Globalization 2.0: China Ushering in Newer, Shinier New World Order

Two weeks ago I discussed the baby steps that China and Russia are taking toward creating an alternative financial infrastructure to the SWIFT Network and the Washington Consensus (read: Wall Street Consensus). The steps may be small, but they’re all going in the same direction: away from a US/NATO-led world order and toward a world Read More…