China won’t impose models on the West: far from it. By opening up yet sticking to its own ways and traditions, it is aiming to transform itself
A natural cross-roads between Russia, China and Eastern Europe has now been transformed into a huge land trading hub, with no tariffs or VAT
In the memorandum between Italy and China, two of the twenty nine agreements concern the ports of Trieste and Genoa, which Beijing sees as its gates to Europe
Over the years, military expenditure has increased – and still is – in line with economic expansion. There’s no bellicose intent of course, but...
The tariffs and trade wars reveal the extent of the US’ concern over Chinese expansion and its possible repercussions
Salome Zurabishvili is the first woman president of the former Soviet Republic. The ex-diplomat with a French accent is set on making her country part of the EU
The incumbent president faces his old challenger, Subianto. Widodo's strategy hinges on his choice of running mate, an influential Muslim leader
Some 900 million citizens will elect the Lok Sabha, or lower house. Modi heads the polls but Indian democracy is highly unpredictable
Unfavourable conditions are brewing in China. Harbingers of crisis? Global powers have to face a whole range of variables – and Captain Xi knows it
In the last four years, the army has managed to impose some form of stability on a divided country. Will it now allow fair elections to take place?
Airports, media outlets and mining concessions could end up in Beijing's hands if Zambia doesn’t make good on its long-standing debt.
A crisis of the Chinese economy would have an unavoidable impact on the global economy. China’s economy is slowing and US trade tensions are adding to woes. The Chinese authorities are now stimulating credit again, which is unlikely to end well.
The battle cry is AI. The US fears the Dragon, which is close to achieving supremacy in weapons technology, thanks to the help of the US tech community.
The youngest Asian democracy has shed its political stalemate. The newly elected president now must ﬁnd a way to drag the country out of poverty.
It’s the 150thanniversary of the start of the Meiji era that radically changed the country. A signiﬁcant coincidence since Akihito plans to abdicate in 2019.
A former cricket superstar and jet-set playboy has defeated the long-ruling dynasties with promises of ending corruption and a new Islamic welfare.
A closer bond between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan could mean the European Union having to deal with a Turkish-Slavic block.
London is popular among Russian oligarchs and the arena where Moscow and the West settle their accounts. Diplomacy act as a buffer.
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