Jeffrey St Clair: "Nothing better illustrates the eclipse of US global power than the fact that Afghanistan refuses to be subjugated or even managed, despite 16 years of hard-core carnage. Since the first US airstrikes hit Kandahar in October 2001, more than 150,000 Afghan civilians have been killed. Still Afghanistan resists imperial dictates..."
1-- Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum to attract over $20bn in foreign investment
'One Belt, One Road' Initiative
Moscow and Beijing will discuss China's Belt and Road Initiative which is bringing together dozens of countries in a global infrastructure project. China first proposed the economic project in 2013. It envisions two components: the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Together, they are expected to cover more than 60 percent of the world’s population and more than a third of global economic output
PBS begrudgingly sings praises of "hardcore Marxists"