Post Tagged with: "China"

North Korea: Putin context

North Korea: Putin context

September 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

A new source of legitimacy From the recent Hydrogen bomb test, to the launch of a missile over Japanese territory, to threats to bomb the US island territory of Guam, North Korea’s determined efforts to develop its nuclear weapons program have kept global leaders on edge this past summer. MostRead More

Propaganda and Tibet

Propaganda and Tibet

September 1, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The idea for this article was born in a bar in the city of Xi’an, far away from the stuffy Beijing auditorium where I spent the month of May attending lectures on Chinese law. A couple of friends and I were having a pint at the bar of our hostelRead More

Obama, China and a shift in status quo?

Obama, China and a shift in status quo?

January 29, 2017 at 7:56 AM

President Obama has left office with several policy successes on record, but ultimately, America remains divided, insecure at home and overstretched abroad, with waning authority and credibility in former spheres of influence. Two prolonged conflicts, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the 2008 recession had already strained the country’s military andRead More

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

October 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Friedman presents the democratizations of technology, information, and finance as the foundational basis of the link between globalization and democratization and thus, as an extremely desirable and positive development. However, as Friedman points out himself, “globalization is everything and its opposite.” Considering this, one must assess the “opposite” to understand the implications of globalization upon US national security interests.

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
Source: offshorenet.com

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

The BRICS and Latin America

The BRICS and Latin America

August 7, 2014 at 4:27 AM

 What does the future hold for the BRICS and Latin America? Is this the ushering of a new phase of South-South cooperation?

Snipping the String of Pearls with Blunt Scissors

Snipping the String of Pearls with Blunt Scissors

April 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Through a combination of assertiveness and rapprochement, and a change in force structure, India can combat China’s own assertiveness and encirclement in a non-belligerent manner. The string can be cut, the pearls can fall to the ground; but only if the Tiger can convince the Dragon’s friends he is no longer invincible, that his strength is terrible, and, perhaps, mythical.

Source:Hill Post

India and China : A Growing Imbalance

April 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Besides sharing important strategic and geopolitical interests, as two of the fastest growing economies of the world, India and China have created significant economic ties. China is India’s largest trading partner and this arrangement, in a nutshell, involves the procurement of manufactured goods and implements from China and the export of raw materials to the Chinese industry. While the bilateral trade relations remain essential to the Indian success story, there exists a massive imbalance in the trade patterns.