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BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed
Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed

REUTERS FILE PHOTO Vaccination for Covid-19 is advancing and the world begins to breathe a sigh of relief, but it hides a much harsher and more unequal reality in the world we live in. Access to vaccines, as well as its production, it is the result of power relations that only reinforce the inequality that exists between countries.. Once the size of the problem with Covid-19 became clear, the richest countries started their efforts to produce vaccines and to purchase or block in advance the vaccines to be produced. To get an idea, by the end of 2020 these countries had already guaranteed 3,8 billions of doses. The amount purchased by countries like the United States and European countries far exceeded their population. only the USA, for example, bought vaccines that surpassed 5 doses per....
The foreign policy challenges of the Joe Biden Government
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Yemen, India, Will, Middle East

The foreign policy challenges of the Joe Biden Government

US President Joe Biden Upon completing his first month in office, President Joe Biden faces several challenges in international politics. The management of these challenges begins to reveal the new directions of the American foreign policy. Coping with the multiple issues surrounding the US / China relationship is challenged by the incredible complexity of the issues, in addition to the lack of consensus in the government and the Democratic Party on what should be the focus of the US relationship with the Asian giant. There is a majority that defends the end of permanent political confrontation and the effort to disassociate economies (decoupling, in English term), position held by powerful economic groups that maintain huge interests in China. At the same time, many members of the Dem party ...
India: tensions increase in Punjab
Asia, India

India: tensions increase in Punjab

Map with the region of Punjab, bordering Pakistan. I treated in the article "India in commotion" of the conflict that the three laws enacted by the Indian government in September of last year regulating the process of commercialization of cereals have been unleashing in the agricultural community of India, especially in the Punjab region. As outgoing, they modify the traditional process of commercialization of cereals that used to be carried out through a council created by the state governments., which theoretically guaranteed protection to farmers from exploitation by retailers. The law that regulated this system - "Essential Commodities Act, 1955” - on the 1955. For her, it was up to the member states to regulate the commercialization of crops in auctions determined by the “Comités de Merca....
India in commotion
Asia, India

India in commotion

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / Getty Images A set of three laws enacted by the Indian government in September this year, regulating the grain marketing process is mobilizing the rural population of India. Increasingly in volume, protesters move towards New Delhi demanding the revocation of the three documents that were collectively approved by the two legislative houses - o Lok Sabha (Lower House), in day 17, e o Rajya Sabha (Upper Chamber) - in 20 of September. They modify the traditional cereal marketing process that until then was done through the “Agricultural Production Market Committee” (APMC), advice created by state governments to ensure that farmers are protected from exploitation by large retailers. APMCs are currently ...
Joe Biden's Asia
Americas, Asia, BRICS, China, U.S, India, International Organizations, Global Themes

Joe Biden's Asia

Joe Biden (US President) e Xi Jinping (President from China) at a meeting in China in 2013 - AP Photo Lintao Zhang Asia has traditionally been an enigma for American administrations, who find partners in the region - or not - with the dimension of China, India, Japan and South Korea, economic giants whose long shared history reveals nuances and presents challenges that go beyond the simplistic Western ideal of “Trump style”. From you, over the past century, Asian countries have chosen regional security as a priority in their relationship with the United States. From the end of II the War, Americans are committed to ensuring peacekeeping in the eastern Pacific. This commitment is before the State rather than the government, as evidenced by “Taiw ...
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..
NAVROZ, the new year parsi
Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, India, Will, Middle East, UK, Global Themes, Turkmenistan

NAVROZ, the new year parsi

On the last day 16 of august the parsi community of india celebrated the Navroz, your new year, the day she commits herself to renewing hope. Homes are neatly arranged, individuals wear new clothes, exchange gifts and make donations to charities. Nothing much different from Christian Christmas. Tradition of 3000 years, the parsi New Year holiday was created by the prophet Zoroaster, according to legend. But, who are zoroastrians and parsis? Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest of the known monotheistic religions, although there are controversies in this regard. It started with the revelations of Zarathustra, whom the Greeks called Zoroaster. There is not much information about your life; believed to have been born in Sogdiana, no r...
The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history
Asia, India, Pakistan

The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history

Yesterday and today Pakistan and India celebrated the 73rd anniversary of independence from Britain. Pakistan's occurred on 14 August 1947, and India right after, in the first minutes of the day 15. Minutes that ended the more than two hundred years that the court of Saint James reigned over British Raj, your “crown jewel”. Exhausted at the end of World War II and unable to maintain its colonial empire, England started at that moment the process of undoing its dominions; I could no longer claim that "the sun never set in the British Empire ..." India has emerged as a secular nation with a majority Hindu population and a large Muslim minority - the third largest in the world, numerically -, while Pakistan, with a population of g ...
China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma
China, India

China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma

Primeiro Minister Narendra Modi (India) e Presidente Xi Jinping (China) All of us from the times of the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, and the younger ones too, we remember the question that the evil queen asked the mirror: “... there is someone in the world more beautiful than me?”... angry at the answer - "the snow White"- she turned into a witch and went hunting for her rival .... Let's “geopolitize” and direct this same question to the “mirror” of Asia? In the power struggle in the region, who is the “bad witch” and who is the “young lady”? I ask myself this question when reading the article - “China´s“ Peaceful Rise ”Vanishes in Thin Air” - that the Indian scholar and politician Shashi Tharoor recently published on the website “Project Syndicate” regarding the intensification of the confrontations between Indian troops..
India and China: more of the same…(?)
China, India

India and China: more of the same…(?)

Photo: Yogi Chopra - Himalayan mountain range The “Mundo ao Minuto” website published on the last day 10 a story regarding recent skirmishes between military troops from India and China on the border lines between both in the icy heights of the Himalayas. There are two regions whose sovereignty is disputed by them: the first is located in the Ladakh region, on the Indian side, and Xinjiang Autonomous Province, on the Chinese side. This is an almost desert area in the high altitudes of the mountain range, but crossed by a highway that joins two regions particularly sensitive to the PRC: the Autonomous Province of Xinjiang - where the Uighur Muslim separatist movement is concentrated - and Tibet. Hence its strategic importance for the Chinese. The second is local ...