China, Others Create RCEP With GDP Of $26 Trillion

China has just inked a free trade deal with 15 economies in the Asia Pacific region. The deal is called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership- RCEP. It creates a new free trade area with 2.2 billion people. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The combined GDP of the RCEP is estimated at $26 trillion.… Continue reading China, Others Create RCEP With GDP Of $26 Trillion

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Call For Independent Fact-Finding Commission

The Nagorno-Karabakh war is very painful, more especially as it comes in the period of a difficult pandemic. Our thoughts go out to those caught up in the war. We call for restraint on both sides and for conciliation. We remind the warring parties Armenia and Azerbaijan that under Article 2 paragraph 3 of the… Continue reading Nagorno-Karabakh: A Call For Independent Fact-Finding Commission

Macron Now Understands That Trump Sees The US As The New West

France’s Macron has called for Europe to pick up a more independent defence strategy that depends less on the US. We have stated on this site that Trump sees the US as the new West. The old Transatlantic West is frozen for now (perhaps till Trump leaves the White House). The only West Trump is… Continue reading Macron Now Understands That Trump Sees The US As The New West