West Africa strives for sovereignty

African nations are increasingly turning towards Russia and China for complementary skills and services, in lieu of the European nations and the United States, a development that could potentially inaugurate a new chapter for African nations.  Showcasing its new-found autonomy after July’s military coup which led to a tense standoff … Read More

New India-Middle East-Europe Corridor an historic initiative

The India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor will include a rail line that, upon completion, will provide a reliable and cost effective cross-border ship-to-rail transit network to supplement existing multi-modal transport routes for transit of goods and services between South East Asia through India to West Asia / Middle East and Europe. … Read More

BRICS expands, acquires some financial heft

What gives BRICS an edge over the West and its institutions is that fact that is embraces the diversity of its members and does not seek to impose any political or economic model upon the world * The Global South intensified its quest for more egalitarian and responsive international institutions … Read More

Niger confronts Covert Colonialism

Niger’s military government could trigger Africa’s fight against covert colonialism. Niger reacted to France’s decision to suspend aid to Niamey after its military coup by banning the export of gold and uranium to Paris, on July 30, 2023. With this startling move, land-locked Niger’s military government could trigger Africa’s fight … Read More

Poland revives old revanchist ambitions

Polish leaders are keen for a coalition under the NATO umbrella to intervene in the Ukraine conflict The looming defeat of Ukraine is likely to trigger a new crisis in Europe, as an agitated Poland may attack Belarus in a desperate move to pull NATO into the conflict. Former CIA … Read More

Zelensky’s troubles mount

Zelensky is caught between the devil and the deep sea South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Kyiv on June 16, 2023, to discuss his country’s peace proposals with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Ramaphosa then proceeded to St. Petersburg for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The African diplomatic initiative, … Read More

Nine Years of Narendra Modi

The past nine years have seen formidable progress on several fronts. Taking seriously the challenges facing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run-up to the general elections in 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a four-hour long meeting with the chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of BJP-ruled states … Read More

Canards against Donald Trump exposed

The muted response to the explosive revelations of Special Counsel John Durham regarding the audacious conspiracy to implicate Donald Trump on charges of collusion with Russia in the 2016 American presidential election, will nevertheless give a boost to the former US President’s re-election bid in 2024. Any Democratic Party hopes … Read More

Ukraine Proxy War heats up

The Wednesday night (May 3, 2023) attack on the Kremlin by two Ukrainian drones, allegedly an attempt to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, is perhaps clear evidence that the Kiev regime is fighting a proxy war on behalf of the US-led NATO-European Union. President Volodymyr Zelensky was possibly unaware of … Read More

Russia and China: Rise of the East

Although Russia and China, the two largest countries of the non-Western bloc, have been moving closer for more than a decade, the visit of President Xi Jinping to Moscow (March 20-22, 2023) has been widely perceived as heralding the end of the US-led Western domination of the world and the … Read More