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Saikat Bhattacharya is Kolkata based Indian Research Scholar who currently attached with Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Marx 200: Communist to Belt Manifesto-Part II

Stalin & Mao The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin industrialized itself in just two five year plans under Gosplan (Planning Committee). The Soviet Union became second largest economy only after the US by 1938 and could defeat German military-industrial might in World War II. The...

Marx 200: Communist to Belt Manifesto-Part I

The rise of Communism since the birth of Marx is the most influential event in industrial civilization. Communist movement shaped not only political discourse but also had its influence upon many major social and academic developments. The article discusses how Marx and Engels saw the...

Warring Trade for Trading-Off?

For the U.S., a trade war will lead to loss of cheap imports from China and replace them with relatively higher price imports for other countries. This is called trade diversification in economics and this can also lead to more trade deficit for the...

US-China’s Warring Trade

Influence of the U.S. is waning is without doubt and rise of China at least economically is not a matter of debate. Russia and Iran are also successfully taking advantage of this condition in their own way in certain spheres. Recently Turkey has joined...

Free Riders of the Empire

As West started as a naval power skipping old Silk Road by late 15th century AD, many new power centers in old civilizations came up. As sea route became the main route of international business, ports of old Asian civilizations gained more importance. The...

Why India Opposing BRI?

When asked why India is opposing BRI, New Delhi has constantly raised the issue of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) going through India claimed Kashmir as the main cause of opposition. Now the point is why India is trying to block BRI investments throughout...

BJP’s Marginal Victory in Gujarat Election

Though Modi has managed to secure victory in Gujarat province, the victory itself is very narrow and clearly points out Modi’s policies have not gone down well to people of his own province. Two days before election results, even Chinese media Global Times reported...

Trump’s Tacit Approval to BRI

Trump’s latest visit to China on Nov 9, 2017, can be regarded as the most important event in current geopolitics. It concludes the final agreement between two competitive global powers, rising China and falling USA financial empire. It seems US President Donald Trump thinks...

Communist Party of China Enters in New Era

This article to discuss outcomes of 19th Communist Party Congress by Communist Party of China also will try to predict the future course of actions by Chinese rulers. The article may analyze economic, geopolitical, ideological and party discipline perspective and also highlights shortcomings in Congress. Economic Dimension The...

Anglo Hegemony: Comparing British and US Empires

Since British industrialization is a byproduct of British global political domination, there is no anti-empire voice within British elite class. Since US industrialization is not a byproduct of global political domination by the US, there is a traditional voice against empire within US elite...

Yuan to Challenge Petro-Dollar Hegemony

The BRICS Summit of September declared the establishment of Yuan led international payment in local currencies among BRICS members and also a BRICS credit rating agency. China in August offered Saudi Arab government to accept Chinese currency yuan for oil trade but Saudi leadership rejected...

Rohingya Crisis and Bengal Delta!

As an effect of Myanmar Army's ethnically cleansing of Rohingyas in the name of countering terrorism created a refugee crisis in Rakhine District at Myanmar. According to Reuters, more than 140,000 of the estimated 800,000 to 1,100,000 Rohingya have been forced to seek refuge in displacement camps after...

Silk Route and Marxist Historical Materialism

Recently at People Liberation Army’s rally, Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked China to go to Marxist roots. Many foreigners used to think that Mao’s China was Marxist and since Deng Xiaoping China is capitalist. But this is not how Communist Party of China...

Interplay of Indian Identities

Indian cultural, racial, linguistic and religious diversities are indeed unique feature in itself, but in fact, understanding is important that how these identities interplay among themselves and keep in power to undermine others.  Ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party BJP’s Hindutva politics is mainly popular in...

Social Engineering for Multi-Polar Silk Road (Part-III)

Creating a Multi-Polar New Silk Road Manifesto Post 2007 Financial Crisis After financial crisis of 2007, western world starts facing debt and demographic crisis. The four decades of less than replacement fertility rate created an aging society across the industrial world. Western ruling class is trying...

Social Engineering for Multi-Polar Silk Road (Part-II)

Western Ideologies in Post World War II Era Post World War II So it can be said that as liberalism fell into crisis by early 20th century, communism spread in non-western countries, social democracy rose in western countries victorious in World War I and fascism-national socialism...

Social Engineering for Multi-Polar Silk Road (Part-I)

Western Ideologies up to World War II The neo-liberal globalist society that came into being after fall of Soviet Union is now in deep crisis. Its economy is already in shatters and its international geopolitical arrangements are also tearing apart. Election results favoring Brexit and...

When Empire becomes Liability!

For President Trump, U.S. empire, is not more then a liability. Empire just goes on making the country indebted and de-industrialised. While Trump does not want a system where U.S. spends public exchequer to protect others and get cheap credit in return. The credit,...

Belt-Road Initiative: Three Years On

Since the launch of Belt-Road initiative (BRI) at Bao Forum in October, 2013 up-till now numbers of countries that have embraced BRI have gone up from 60 to 110. As many as 29 countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America sent their heads...

Bangladesh: Falling into India’s Periphery

Amid the Cold War, Bangladesh came into existence as result of 1971 India-Pakistan war. Along with the domestic factors, external players contributed to dis-integrate Pakistan as Soviet Union supported India with full strength while United State kept with Pakistan half-heartedly. Since India supported the...

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