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chinaChina Globalizing Currency But Ten Years From Passing British Pound for Third

Russia and China agreed to develop bilateral trade using the Russian ruble and the Chinese yuan. China-Russia bilateral trade was US$24.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to Chinese customs. This was up 30 percent over the first …

future weaponsTASS Claims Russia’s T-500 Anti-Missile System Can Shoot Down Hypersonic Missiles

Russia is making their usual big claims that there newest S-500 Anti-missile system can shoot down hypersonic weapons. They also claim it will be 5-7 years before China and the USA will have offensive hypersonic weapons. Israeli aircraft were able …

chinaSaudi Arabia and the Future of China-US Financial Balance of Power

Saudi Arabia controls a 10% of global oil production. They are the world’s biggest oil exporter with sales of $356 billion last year. China is the world’s biggest importer of oil. The annual value of global oil output is currently …

energyIn 2025 the USA Could Produce More Oil Than Saudi Arabia and Russia Combined

The US Energy Information Agency Annual Energy Outlook high projection for oil and natural gas liquids would be 24 million barrels per day by 2025. Russia and Saudi Arabia should have combined production of about 20-24 million barrels per day.

militaryRussia is So Weak That Missile Boats for Ukraine Would Stop Them

The US has begun supplying some missiles to Ukraine. The US could supply a dozen PT boats with missiles and drive the cost to Russia of military escalation in Ukraine beyond any reasonable benefit.

europeBy 2030, Eastern Europe Be Able to Hold Its Own Against Conventional Attack from Russia

Russia has an economy that is about 2.5 times larger than Poland. Poland’s economy is growing a bit faster than Russia and Poland plans to increase military spending in 2030 to 2.5% of GDP versus 2.0% of GDP today. Poland …

europeNATO Excluding the US Increasing Military Spending by $100 Billion from 2016 to 2020

European NATO allies increased military spending in 2018, with big increases in the Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands. Overall European spending is up an hit a five-year high of 1.51 percent of GDP. Britain, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland …

future weaponsUS 2019 Missile Defense Review Expanded to Include Hypersonic Missile Threats

The 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) has been expanded to offensive missile threats includes non-ballistic systems. The US will defend against advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons. There is a 24-page 2019 Missile Defense Review Summary. There will be a …

chinaMany Nations Recognize Guaido in Venezuela as Possibly Millions Took to the Streets

Canada, Brazil, Peru and Colombia have joined the USA in recognizing Juan Guaido in Venezuela. This is reported by the Global News in Canada. The Miami Herald reported crowds amassed in Sucre, in eastern Caracas — one of the eight …