Conflict and Commonality Between Multilateralism and Democracy

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By JC Collins

With the increasing socioeconomic tension in the United States, it is reasonable to expect that the population could begin to see the scaling back of police state methodology and the beginnings of a more democratic process which reflects the growing demand for fair and equitable representation.

Whether its protests and rioting against the abuse of power by police, or legislative bills demanding an audit of the Federal Reserve, the pattern of reversal is beginning to take shape. Some assumption can be made and discussed regarding the rise of multilateralism and the effects of a waning unipolar American world.

Fear Not the Death of the Dollar

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Dollar Depreciation and Investment Safe Havens

By JC Collins

With so much fear mongering and predetermined analysis surrounding the so-called “demise, or death of the dollar”, it can be frustrating for the average person and investor to step back and reflect on the totality of what the multilateral effects will be on the American currency. What is certain amongst the international financial institutions and central banks is the reduction in reserve currency usage of the dollar.

More Confirmation of SDR/RMB & Upcoming POM Announcement

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Updates from the IMF Spring Meetings

By JC Collins

During a live question and answer session at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Managing Director Christine Lagarde once again reiterated that China has formally requested the inclusion of the renminbi currency in the SDR basket composition.  She also stated that Chinese efforts towards economic reforms, such as opening up capital accounts, has been supporting the case for the yuan.

The (Un)Inevitability of War Between China and America

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And the Destabilization of North Korea

By JC Collins

As the world continues the shift from a unipolar American dominated world to a multilateral world based on the fair political and economic representation of all countries, there remains flashpoints of tension and possible conflict in regions of the world which have acted as hinges, or gateways, for American hegemony.

Hume’s Multilateral Adjustment Mechanism

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By JC Collins

As the Special Drawing Right (SDR) rises to its position as primary reserve asset used in global trade, other countries outside of the current 4 which make up the composition, will seek to have their own domestic currencies added to the supra-sovereign asset basket.  China’s yuan is the obvious inclusion on this 2015 go around, but India, and other emerging economies, will likely be internationalizing their own currencies over the next 5 years to ensure they are included in the 2020 adjustments which will be made to the SDR basket composition.