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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: A FORCE OF PEACE AND EQUILIBRIUM IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY PROFESSOR DR.ANTON CARAGEA MA,FINS,EDA

In 2013, United Arab Emirates celebrated in pomp, ceremony and joy the 42 anniversary of National Day.

Forty-two is in the life of men`s a time of reflection and decisions, in time of nations is barely a time of beginnings. United Arab Emirates are having a lot to appreciate and to be proud off in all this short span of time.

HH-Sheikh-Zayed-bin-Sultan-al-NayhanSheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan: the founding father of United Arab Emirates

In 1968, when the British empire was living his last hours in the region, the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan was to create a state of equilibrium and a force of moderation in the Arabic Gulf area. Squeezed between the emerging power of Shah`s Iran and of Saudi Arabian Kingdom, the small Gulf states could only envisage a future of moderation and balancing in order to survive.

Today, this policy of moderation and equilibrium carved out by the funding father of UAE-Sheikh Zayed and continued by his successor Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed is reaching a peach of recognition and appreciation worldwide and also is receiving  international plaudit`s as a pillar of security and development in the area.

UAE: THE FORCE OF MODERATION AND THE MODERATION OF FORCE.

In 1971, when the flag of United Arab Emirates reach out for the first time to the sky, the country inaugurated what will be a long tradition of moderating tension and avoiding confrontation, in an area where neither one or the other is lacking. United Arab Emirates inaugurated their presence on international stage by repulsing Iran attempts to take advantage of the British withdrawal and saving the region from an all-out conflict.

This policy of negotiation and appeasement re-surfaced during Iran-Iraq war, when United Arab Emirates wise and calibrated policies assured the continuing flow of oil by the straits of Hormuz and avoided regional escalation. The support for Kuwait independence in 1990 and the moderation policy in all the tensions of the areas had gained recognition for the country as a force of stability and continuity in foreign policy of the troubled region.

As UAE Foreign Minister stated to the United Nations, the driving force of UAE foreign commitment is build upon “the principles of peaceful coexistence, peaceful resolution of the international disputes and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states”.

These principles insured a high standing of United Arab Emirates in the world and also in the Arab region, during the so called Arab spring.

United Arab Emirates straightforward policy of rejecting internal interference, of supporting human rights and rejecting support for terrorism, had enshrined the name of United Arab Emirates in the heart of every Arab, as a country of stability and order.

A country that is building and not destroying, a country that is protecting and not killing hopes and peoples.

The lesson of United Arab Emirates, that knows how to moderate his force by obeying to the international norms is a golden lesson that makes today UAE a beacon of hope in a troubled region.

UAE: A FORCE FOR HUMANITY.

The Arab convulsions left in tatters a huge region, from North of Africa to the Middle east and millions of people refuges, displaced or victim of hunger in their own countries.

In a time of insecurity and predicament, the United Arab Emirates shared their influence and power to alleviate sufferance`s   across the region.

Hundreds of millions of dollars where directed to the refugees camps in Jordan or Lebanon, in one camp alone 20.000 peoples are regularly protected and all their needs meet by the help of United Arab Emirates.

uae-syriaLorries loaded with humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

In the troubled hit Egypt, UAE had poured 4.9 USD billion to support economic recovery and to insure the road to economic stability as a precondition for political equilibrium.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, had clearly marked this generous help is conditioned by “a policy of peace, security, tolerance and love” that will insure stability in the country and the world.

The same helping hands can be seen  across the Palestine territory,  supporting the legitimate right of Palestinian state in 1967 borders and Al Quds al Sharif ( Jerusalem) as his capital.

From Pakistan and India to Nepal and Kenya, Morocco and Guinea, UAE is sponsoring projects of education, irrigation, poverty eradication and promoting equality of chances and development of rural communities in celebrated initiatives as: Dress One Million Needy Children, a project destined to provide clothing to one million poor children across the world.

By the size of his humanitarian projects sponsored across the world, related to the population and surface UAE ranks the second in the world in front of countries like United States, Japan or Italy etc.

The most recent disaster stricken country, Philippines, received on the spot 10 million’s dollars to help the authorities cope with the humanitarian crisis.

This long track record of assistance  and donor capacities made Sheikh Khalifa to describe his country as “a state of giving, pace and security”.

Presedintele UAE – H.H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan-UAE President wants to create a state of peace, security and generosity

UAE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

The positive force of UAE is not only reaching far and wide, but is starting from the home build miracle.

In the last two decades United Arab Emirates had succeeded to build a promised land for more than 200 nationalities and developed his economy by a staggering 200 times, comparing with the independence year-1971.

 This powerful economic development is shared also with  the communities of expats and foreign workers, that contributed to this economic miracle , most recent a three year plan, envisage to spend 36 USD billion to improve health, educational and material conditions of working force in UAE.

All this having as a goal, to create a society that is “a paradise for citizens and foreigners alike, that are living in peace in a tolerant community and free from segregation and injustice.”

The economic development of UAE is not only building his capacity as a donor for  humanitarian projects, but is also insuring his capacity to develop economic project`s around the world.

Solar powered plants are build today in Mauritania and Morocco, solar technologies are having a hub in the Masdar Institute of Technology and Masdar City and environmental projects are providing a life worth living for millions around the world.

All regional economies are benefiting from continuous economic miracle build by the emirates. This force of reaching and affecting the life`s of everyone gets a new confirmation in the crushing vote in supporting Dubai as host of World Expo 2020.

From Romania in Central Europe to United States in American continent and Arab and African countries, everyone has supported   Dubai role as a hub for new technologies, tourism, and economic development and as center of the new Silk Road, connecting China-Europe and South America via Africa.

After being declared World Best Tourist Destination in 2008, now as a host of World Expo 2020 United Arab Emirates are having a new opportunity to create the future by connecting minds, as the logo of the new world exhibition is proclaiming.

Masdar City of EnergyMasdar City-an area of clean , solar energy.

LESSONS FROM UAE.

What are the lessons of all this 42 years of this emotion full adventure, that we call United Arab Emirates?

Off course, economists, politicians and cultural experts will draw many conclusion for how to make a nation building, but I will settled for two major conclusion.

The force of UAE is projecting is the force of moderation , a powerful and rich country that is not using his influence in fostering conflicts and confrontation but in building nations, supporting humanitarian causes and promoting world unity and cooperation.

Second is the success of the model of inclusiveness.

UAE did not build walls of segregation`s and created an economic miracle for citizens and foreigners alike, a society constructed on solidarity will survive, one build on separation will succumb, this is the lesson that UAE is teaching the world.

Witnessing the 42 anniversary of UAE you might be in awe from the tall Burj Khalifa, or admire the economic productivity of Dubai World or to be inspired by the Dubai winning bid for World Expo 2020, but what I found most inspiring was the multitude of people, coming from all the corners of the world, wearing the T-shirts or signs of funding fathers of UAE in a sign of gratitude for the country that targets to be a paradise for all: United Arab Emirates.

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JAPAN-THE STABILIZING FORCE OF WORLD ECONOMY BY PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA MA, FINS, EDA

Just two years ago the key words about Japan where summarized in the expression: lost decades.

After 1990 Japan seems to be fallen in along period marked by stagnation and by natural disasters such as Kobe earthquake and more recent Fukushima tsunami.

On economic field the country that once towered over the region as an international symbol of economic growth in the sixties and seventies was struggling now with hipper-inflation, reduced economic competitiveness and the unfair competition of cheep and low quality products of China.

The man who succeeded in pulling up the country from tittering on the brink of the abyss: Shinzo Abe had managed also to enrich the economic vocabulary with a new term: abenomics (a strange mingling of his name-Abe and economics).

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, EDA and H.E. Ambassador of Japan-Keiji Yamamoto

What is abenomics?

 

The economic policy that allowed a new Japanese economic miracle to appear was created by a seasoned and sophisticated mixture of direct state investment in economy and indirect state buying of Japanese National Bank bonds, a move that allowed for the credit to be cheaper and more relaxed and for interest rates to decrease.

This infusion of capital was not planed as a sole engine for economic growth, but was planed to aid and support private investment as the key factor in economic development.

State sponsored investment is just an auxiliary, a support and confidence booster in economic growth and an ingredient to further increase private confidence in economy.

 

Another key element of the economic stimulus plan is offered by the increase in competitiveness of the Japanese products by means of financial support, including currency devaluation that is insuring that national products are cheaper and more attractive and by fiscally backing increases in competitiveness.

Finally, what is making Japanese prime minister plan different is the accent on fighting the inflation and keeping it under control.

 

As a golden rule, any stimulus package must bear the responsibility of an increase in inflation.

It is not the case with Japan, where abenomics is creating a serious anti-inflation package with controlling the spike in wages, strict taxation and export oriented growth, rather that stimulus of internal consumption.

 

All are specific measures, that are making abenomics a balanced experience, between growth and inflation, competitiveness and exports etc.

Finally, another trait of the abenomics that deserves our attention is the social management plan.

The pension system, social security and health systems are all regarded as pivots of the economic growth but also of national satisfaction. Proceeding by this path the Abe government is not falling down the easy road of electoral charity, as done in United States or Europe, but is opting for investing the economic surplus in indirect social expenses that are enriching life quality without inflation as a side effect.

A new inspired decision!

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Shinzo Abe-Japan Prime Minister, who inspired an courageous economic reform-abenomics. 

 

Abenomics-an international model?

 

Once the first results of abenomics are becoming visible the plan enjoyed a star status many economists are predicting a role model for these economic policies, famous economic thinkers as Joseph Stiglitz, risking the prophecy that abenomics will be a successful blue print for world economy.

The general interest was also attracted by the elevation of economic situation at the level of national security agenda.

It is in this decision a message of seriousness and maximum attention, that Shinzo Abe government is portraying as a supplementary strong point of the Japanese economy in front of the national and international private investors.

 

The status of national economy becomes as such an element of national security and your investments are sure is the subliminal message that Japan is offering to the investment market as a new powerful arguments in his favour.

 

Undoubtedly, the news of the hay days of Japanese economy is a good news for world economy already deeply endangered by the collapse of Chinese economy.

The abenomics can be only used by the country which already has build a powerful economic apparatus with a developed industrial mechanism like European Union members states or American economy as we are confronted with an economic experience that is focused on refining the economic decisions in preventing inflation and insuring a healthy and stable economic development after the current world economic crisis.

 

As such the abenomics model must be understood and copied by the world economic powers in order to allow a solution to emerge out of this world economic crisis.

By this alone the abenomics can be the most valuable contribution that Japan is presenting in re-launching the world economy development and by extracting the world out of this auto-regenerating crisis.

Today, thanks to abenomics, Japan can rest assured, as his role model in world economic recovery is guaranteed.

August 26, 2013 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JAPONIA-FORTA STABILIZATOARE A ECONOMIEI MONDIALE DE PROFESOR DR.ANTON CARAGEA MA,FINS,EDA

În urmă cu doar doi ani, în întreaga Japonie, se vorbea despre deceniile pierdute ale Ţării Soarelui Răsare. După 1990, Japonia intrase într-o îndelungată perioadă de stagnare, marcată de dezastre naturale precum cutremurul de la Kobe sau cataclismul de la Fukushima.

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Profesor dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, EDA si E.S Ambasadorul Japoniei-Keiji Yamamoto

În plan economic ţara ce devenise simbolul internaţional al creşterii economice, în anii `60 şi `70 ai secolului trecut, se chinuia acum cu o inflaţie crescută, reducerea competitivităţii economice şi competiţia cu produsele ieftine şi de slabă calitate ale Chinei.

Cel care a reuşit să ridice ţara din marasm, Primul ministru-Shinzo Abe, a reuşit să introducă şi un nou cuvânt în dicţionarul economiei mondiale: abeconomia (un amestec intre economie şi Abe-numele premierului nipon).

Ce e abeconomia ?

Politica economică ce a permis ca miracolul japonez să renască este un dozaj savant de investiţii statale directe în economie şi de investiţii de stat indirecte, în titluri de valoare ale Băncii Japoniei, ceea ce permite relaxarea creditării şi scăderea dobânzilor.

Aceasta infuzie de capital nu este însă gândită să fie singurul motor al creşterii economice, ci este planificată să vină în întâmpinarea şi în sprijinul investiţiilor private, ele fiind adevărata cheie a combinaţiei de creştere economică.

Investiţia de stat este doar un auxiliar, un sprijin şi un accelerator de creştere economică şi un ingredient de creştere a încrederii investitorilor privaţi.

O altă dimensiune importantă a planului de creştere economică este dată de creşterea competitivităţii produselor japoneze prin măsuri financiare, incluzând devaluarea monedei naţionale, ceea ce face ca produsele japoneze să fie mai ieftine şi mai atractive şi prin sprijinirea fiscală a creşterii competitivităţii.

În final, ceea ce deosebeşte planul premierului Shinzo Abe de alte construcţii economice este accentul pus pe evitarea inflaţiei.

Orice plan de stimulare a creşterii economice trebuie să accepte şi o creştere a inflaţiei aceasta fiind o adevărată axiomă economică.

Nu e cazul Japoniei, unde abeconomia face dintr-un pachet serios anti-inflaţie o caracteristică aparte: ţinerea sub control a creşterii salarilor, impozitarea strictă şi accentul pus pe export în activitatea economică, în defavoarea pieţei interne, toate sunt măsuri specifice ce fac din abeconomie un echilibru fragil între creştere şi inflaţie, competitivitate şi export etc.

În final, o dimensiune marcantă a mesajului abeconomiei este atenţia acordată sectorului social.

Astfel sistemul de pensii, cel al asigurărilor de sănătate şi sistemul medical, devin piloni ai creşterii economice, dar şi ai satisfacţiei naţionale.

Astfel guvernul Abe nu cade  în capcana facilă  a creşterii veniturilor directe, al „pomenii electorale”, cum este cunoscută în SUA şi Europa, ci preferă să investească sumele obţinute  din creşterea economică în cheltuieli sociale indirecte, ce îmbunătăţesc calitatea vieţii fără aport inflaţionist.

O nouă mişcare inspirată !

Abeconomia: un model internaţional ?

Odată înregistrate primele succese majore ale planului primului ministru Shinzo Abe, abeconomia a devenit un model internaţional, economişti celebri precum Joseph Stiglitz, profeţiind că acest sistem va deveni un model internaţional de succes.

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Shinzo Abe-Primul Ministru al Japoniei, autor al unui indraznet plan de reforma-abeconomia.

Ceea ce atrage şi mai mult atenţia generală este ridicarea situaţiei economiei la rangul de element al securităţii naţionale.

 Este acesta un  mesaj de seriozitate şi de atenţie maximă pe care guvernul Shinzo Abe îl aduce, ca un argument suplimentar, în faţa investitorilor privaţi, interni şi internaţionali.

 Starea economiei japoneze este o componentă a siguranţei naţionale, iar investiţiile voastre sunt sigure, acesta e mesajul subliminal cu care Japonia apare pe piaţa investiţiilor având un nou atuu puternic în favoarea sa.

Fără îndoială că vestea creşterii economiei japoneze este o ştire bună pentru economia mondială, îngrijorată de prăbuşirea economiei chineze.

 Sistemul abeconomic însă poate fi folosit doar de ţările cu un aparat economic puternic şi cu o industrie dezvoltată, precum satele Uniunii Europene sau maşina economică americană, pentru că ne aflăm în faţa unei experienţe economice ce se concentrează pe rafinarea deciziilor economice, prevenirea inflaţiei şi asigurarea unei creşteri economice sănătoase şi sustenabile într-o economie puternică ce a fost lovită de criză.

Ca atare modelul abeconomiei trebuie înţeles şi reprodus în activitatea economică a marilor puteri economice, pentru a permite o ieşire din criza economică actuală.

Astfel modelul abeconomic este poate cea mai importantă contribuţie pe care Japonia o poate aduce la reluarea creşterii economice mondiale şi la ieşirea din actualul model  de criza auto-repetitivă.

La întrebarea dacă poate deveni din nou Japonia forţa stablizatoare a economiei mondiale, putem răspunde cu siguranţă că datorită abeconomiei poziţia de model economic mondial pare cel puţin asigurată.

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