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by Dr Tim Summers | Tuesday 15 April 2014
Last November, a major meeting of the senior echelons of China's ruling party (the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese...
by John Lough | Monday 14 April 2014
Vladimir Putin is still a step ahead of the West in Ukraine, but he is playing with fire. KGB instructors told a young Vladimir Putin during his...
by Michael Keating | Wednesday 9 April 2014
On 5 April, Afghans went to the polls in unprecedented numbers to choose provincial representatives and their next president. The state of suspense...
by Sir Andrew Wood | Tuesday 8 April 2014
President Putin’s rule was running into trouble before his Crimean adventure. His seizure of that territory has put it even more firmly on a path...
by Alex Vines, OBE | Tuesday 1 April 2014
Zimbabwe's boycott of the fourth EU-Africa summit in Brussels on 2-3 April because the EU will not waiver its sanctions on President Mugabe’s wife,...
by Ilya Zaslavskiy | Tuesday 1 April 2014
Europe must stop hoping that Russia will adjust its strategy according to an economic rationale. EU leaders have to realize that, after Crimea,...
by Dr Claire Spencer | Friday 28 March 2014
‘Draconian’ and ‘unprecedented’ are some of the milder epithets being used to describe this week’s death sentences passed on 529 defendants in the...
by Professor Kerry Brown | Friday 28 March 2014
It is a telling fact that despite nearly 40 years of formal diplomatic relations between the EU and China, and over a decade as key strategic...
by Dr Patricia Lewis | Friday 28 March 2014
Since the events of February and March this year, in particular the annexation of Crimea, there have been pundits suggesting that perhaps Ukraine...
by Sir Tom Phillips | Wednesday 26 March 2014
This week President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia, at a time when everyone in the region is asking whether the Americans have abandoned their...
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