n.38 October 2011

Once a prized Russian and Soviet port, Sevastopol is now a part of Crimean Ukraine. But Moscow still can’t do without the Black Sea city, once the home to its vast Cold War fleet and a venue for underground docks and nuclear bunkers.

Recent census results have evidenced a slowdown in China’s population growth. Part of it is tied to aging, but another part is connected to the country’s longstanding one-child policy.

India is gradually working to make its commercial presence felt in Africa, intensifying investments in South Africa, with which it shares deep colonial era ties.

India’s economic boom has also led to an appetite for energy that the country can’t satisfy through fossil fuels alone. As a result, New Delhi is aggressively pushing incentives that would make solar energy into a leading source of domestic power.