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The Strategic Significance of Central Asia

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By David Denoon The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states had been conquered by Imperial Russia and, subsequently, was tightly controlled by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The process of

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Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s economic revival plans. Still, when the curtain is drawn back, this sense of elation is belied by a

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APEC 2015: Change is in the Air

December 1, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite diplomatic missteps, APEC 2015 could pave way to regional peace and development. The triangular perspectives of Washington, Beijing and Manila tell the story.   Washington’s Exclusive Policies In Washington’s view, President

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China’s Product Safety Problem: How Should Marketing Managers Make Ethical Decisions in China?

December 1, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depthComments (1)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer China has been known to be the world’s largest manufacturer, but its growth has reduced and thus is affecting consumer’s decision to buy due to various reasons. Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer will tackle in this article

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China’s New Global Role: President Xi in Washington and the UN

November 26, 2015 • China, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The recent Washington summit took the US-China bilateral relations onto a new level, while President Xi’s UN visit gave a glimpse of China’s new global role.   Currently the US-China bilateral relations are characterized by very

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What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means – and What it Doesn’t

July 30, 2015 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (3)

By Scott Lucas Iran and the 5+1/E3+3 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) have at last completed a comprehensive nuclear agreement after years of discussions and threats of conflict. The deal sets out requirements for keeping Iran’s

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Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Nathan Harter Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often

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Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West

March 26, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson discusses his latest book: Ukraine Crisis: What it means for the West. He contends that the book is actually about three inter-related crises, the Russian crisis, the EU crisis and the Ukraine crisis and how crisis in each of

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China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

March 26, 2015 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights,

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China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

January 25, 2015 • Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, Leverett on International RelationsComments (2)

Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi Jinping has already had an impact on China’s foreign policy: Standing up for what many Chinese see as