Tag Archives: Cold War

No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.

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Russia in Africa: Can it Offer an Alternative to the US and China?

The danger for Moscow is that, the more progress it makes with African governments, the more likely it is that its interests will collide with those of either China or the US – or both.

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3 Things Motivating China’s Position in Trade Negotiations with the US

China’s reformers seem to have lost the upper hand in recent weeks, making it even less likely that the Chinese will make changes that are compatible with what the U.S. wants. Ultimately, any deal will need to convey to Chinese citizens that President Xi did the right thing for the country.

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Is The Growing Russia Crisis Another Cold War Conflict? Nyet

The crisis over alleged Russian involvement in a murder attempt on a spy and his daughter in the UK has been called an extension of the Cold War. But that war was about ideology; this crisis isn't.

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Why is Turkey So Eager to be Led Down the Belt and Road?

The magic of the Belt and Road Initiative is not the economic benefits it will offer Turkey or China. Rather, it is how the BRI taps into Ankara’s desperation to find alternatives to its economic and strategic partners such as Germany and the United States, and how it supports China’s desire to establish its own economic architecture.

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Thailand’s Delicate Dance with the Major Powers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s recent visit to Thai capital suggests that Thailand is now strategically courting authoritarian major powers, namely Russia and China, in defiance of Western criticism of Bangkok’s coup and military regime.

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The Price of Coexistence Between the EU and Russia

Considering the current domestic political developments in Russia, a long period of relative instability and recurring tensions seems unavoidable. But this doesn’t mean that we are approaching a new Cold War.

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Book Review: Cambodia’s Remarkable Journey

Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy.

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Is Europe Going the Yugoslavia Way?

Europe should be the world's superpower. So why is it on the verge of collapse? Why its growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise.

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A View from Bangladesh: A Moderate Message

From Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to Bangladesh and Indonesia in the east, a network of Arab charities is funding militancy and mayhem to coerce Muslims of diverse traditions to conform to the Salafi and Wahabi traditions. Bangladesh needs to be steered away from becoming a Pakistan or an Afghanistan, says one Bangladeshi analyst.

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