Africa

Changes in Middle Eastern Geopolitics
Africa, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Will, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Middle East, Palestine

Changes in Middle Eastern Geopolitics

Arabs and Israelis have gone to war several times since 1948, year of Israel's creation. A recorrência dos conflitos armados e a chamada Questão Palestina mantiveram a rivalidade entre eles como a principal questão geopolítica do Oriente Médio na segunda metade do século 20 e no início deste século 21. However, acontecimentos recentes indicam que essa situação começa a mudar. No intervalo de cerca de um mês, em acordos intermediados pelo governo norte-americano, que foram batizados de “Acordos de Abraão”, os governos de Israel, Emirados Árabes Unidos e Barein celebraram tratados de normalização das relações diplomáticas entre os dois países árabes e Israel. As duas nações juntaram-se, dessa forma, ao grupo que até então era composto por apenas outros dois países: Egito e Jordân...
The BRICS as a rehearsal for the new Bretton Woods
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

The BRICS as a rehearsal for the new Bretton Woods

Photo: Press Release / The Economist 2015 is a potentially important year for the Brazilian international positioning, was when the New Development Bank was created (https://www.ndb.int/) by the formed BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The Bank came as an alternative to the already consolidated World Bank (https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/ibrd) and Inter-American Development Bank (https://www.iadb.org/pt/sobre-o-bid/visao-geral). Although the former is also under strong European influence, both are in a United States control sphere. Broadly speaking, the Bank of the BRICS focuses on supporting the development of structural works, especially linked to infrastructure. On the other hand, it also has an important political function..
Donald Trump and the Iranian question: dead end?
Afghanistan, Africa, Saudi Arabia, U.S, Will, Iraq, Middle East

Donald Trump and the Iranian question: dead end?

The most recent feat in the long “imbroglio” of the United States with the Islamic Middle East has just happened through a “drone”- The "MQ-9 Reaper -, released, by direct order of Donald Trump (D.T.), do solo americano, em resposta à quase invasão da Embaixada americana em Bagdá, motivo imediato alegado. With this, os EUA alcançaram a “proeza” de matar o general iraniano Qassem Suleimani, quando ele desembarcava no aeroporto de Bagdá. E com ele outras importantes personalidades do estamento militar iraniano e iraquiano. Como todos nós estamos informados, Suleimani não era um general qualquer, mas o líder da “misteriosa” Força Quds, falange de elite da Guarda Revolucionária do Irã, criada ainda em 1980 – portanto, apenas um ano após a chegada do clero xiita ao poder em Teerã – e vin...
The Chinese presence in African agriculture – “invasion” or cooperation?
Africa, Angola, Algeria, China, Studies, Mozambique, Nigeria

The Chinese presence in African agriculture – “invasion” or cooperation?

The goal of this study is to assess the Chinese presence in African agriculture in the light of increased discussions about an alleged Chinese “invasion” through the purchase of arable land. Previous scientific studies and little data Existing and reliable indicators indicate that there is no clear evidence of an “invasion” Chinese in Africa, even though the Chinese interest in soil agriculture Africa has indeed increased in this century. On the other hand, aid and technical cooperation mechanisms have increased substantially since the beginning of the XXI century. There seems to be space, because, for partnerships that collaborate with reducing malnutrition in Africa through the use of technology and chinese know-how. Until the present moment, little evidence exists also about the land occupation ...
And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road
Asia, Austria, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Myanmar, Peru, Portugal, Russia

And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road

Closed yesterday, in Beijing, the II Summit of the “Belt and Road Initiative” - the “New Silk Road” - the most ambitious project of this century, according to many analysts, for the realignment of the planet's geo-economy / geopolitics. As you recall, launched in 2013, por Xi Jiping, your goal is to create an economic belt, technological and cultural link uniting Asia with Europe and Africa, thus expanding the layout and scope of the original Silk Road, that drawn by the Chinese during the Han dynasty (check. II a.C / II d.C), was the great corridor through which goods from the East reached Europe. It's broken, that lasted until the Turks took Constantinople in 1453, was, as we know, the greatest commercial and civilizational link in history. The first summit of “Road ...
China and Africa
Africa, China

China and Africa

A paid article, full page, published in Estadão today as "ADVERTISING REPORT", on relations between the PRC and Africa draws attention: primarily for being paid, which suggests that behind it is the hand of Chinese official bodies, e depois por tratar de um tema que para a maioria dos brasileiros está longe da nossa realidade... (more…)