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India’s got the BRICS blues

Being an acolyte of the US-led “rules-based order,” India faces the specter of isolation as Lula takes over as Brazil’s president and the center of gravity in BRICS is poised to shift to the left of center

Xi Jinping’s visit to the Gulf and changing geo-political realities

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News analyzes the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia and his meeting with leaders of Gulf countries

In Ukraine, it’s Patriot vs. Iskander for now

That Zelensky’s visit to the US was long on weapons and abysmally short on peace talks will cause disquiet in Berlin and Paris

China-Saudi ties rile Iran New era of China-Saudi ties riles Iran

It cannot be lost on Tehran that the historicity of Xi’s visit to Saudi Arabia lies in the recreation of the history playing out in West Asia since the secret meeting between the then US President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia off Alexandria in 1945

Daily Round-up | US university workers continue strike demanding higher wages & other stories

In this episode of Daily Round-up, we take a look at the strike in a US university, the detention of Peruvian president Pedro Castillo, the latest act of violence by Israeli forces, and China’s meetings with GCC and Arab countries

China-Arab summit Chinese President Xi’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes with significant diplomatic overtures to Arab world 

President Xi Jinping’s visit to the region as been termed as “the largest and highest level diplomatic event between China and the Arab world.” China is already the largest trading partner of the GCC as a whole

Cuba goes on a diplomatic tour in an increasingly multipolar world

During President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s trip to Algeria, Russia, Turkey, and China, several new agreements were signed that pointed to a desire to help Cuba

Putin invokes Castro’s legacy

The inauguration of the statue of Fidel Castro takes places during the 60 anniversary year of the Cuban missile crisis. The discord then was eerily similar to the one now — over US attempts to push strategic deployments in Russia’s immediate neighborhood

G20 is dead. Long live G20

The tidings from the G20 summit in Bali leave a sense of mixed feelings of hope and despair. While the US clings to its entitlement, positions by other countries indicate change is likely

La ruta de China hacia la modernización socialista

Los debates del XX Congreso Nacional del Partido Comunista de China reflejaron los logros recientes y los retos para el próximo periodo

CPC Congress 20th congress of Communist Party of China begins in Beijing, President Xi calls for greater modernization 

The congress will elect the new leadership of the party including the general secretary and will also decide on the central direction of country’s economic and political policies for the next five years

Will the Samarkand spirit revive the word ‘mutual’ in world affairs?

The keyword in the Samarkand Declaration seemed to be “mutual”: mutual respect, mutual trust, mutual consultation, and mutual benefit. It harks back to the Bandung Spirit with an emphasis on sovereignty and equality