'You simply cannot imprison enough Chinese people when they all agree to something. You won’t be able to stop it even of you don’t like it,' said Google's Eric Schmidt, speaking at Chatham House.
'People will be very happy to buy Iranian oil depending on the price. My sense is that you can now expect to see Iranian oil exports gradually increasing. The only way now is up,' said Paul Stevens.
The rise of social media in China will lead to liberalisation, and as more and more people go online China's government will be powerless to halt the changes, said Google's Eric Schmidt at a conference at Chatham House.
Guinea-Bissau is not yet a failed state. Though its institutions are eroded, elections provide an opportune moment for the international community to thoughtfully engage, applying learning and experience, writes Elisabete Azevedo-Harman.
John Swenson-Wright said that many experts on the region were becoming increasingly alarmed, particularly because China was building up forces that could 'directly challenge Japan's ability to maintain control over the islands'.
'Potentially, this is a great opportunity for both sides — Iran and the US — to reduce the rhetoric and try to work together by removing some sanctions as long as Iran fulfills its side of the bargain,' said Yossi Mekelberg.
'Iran's bottom line is that it will trade its nuclear capability with the recognition of its hegemony over the region, which is what has just happened. Saudi-Iranian tensions and (tensions in) the broader Gulf region will increase,' said Nadim Shehadi.