Connection Meets Disruption: The China-Europe Freight Train and the War in Ukraine

By Xiangming Chen The China-Europe Freight Train (CEFT), which inaugurated its run from the megacity of Chongqing in southwestern China to Europe’s largest river port...
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The Fed-Induced Recessions

By Dr. Dan Steinbock                After unwarranted trade wars, a pandemic depression, proxy wars, energy and food crises, global...
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Brazil 2022: Lula’s Comeback Looms, Unless…

By Dan Steinbock     Not so long ago, Brazil’s BRIC economy soared as working people and the poor were able to join the labor force and...
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China Has Waived the Debt of Some African Countries. But it’s Not About Refinancing

By Harry Verhoeven In mid-August, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs surprised the world with a series of announcements. Wang Yi, Beijing’s most senior diplomat, promised extensive...
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Ukraine conflict: how China could follow Russia’s playbook to increase its own powers

By Robert M. Dover Amid the restructuring of the global order that has been accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the evolving position of China...
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It’s getting harder for scientists to collaborate across borders – that’s bad when the...

By Tommy Shih The United Nations and many researchers have emphasized the critical role international collaborative science plays in solving global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and pandemics....
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What China Does Not Know about India

By Chan Kung Indian authorities said on April 30 that they discovered Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Group had made illegal remittances to foreign entities by...

Want to know why India has been Soft on Russia? Take a Look at...

By Sumit Ganguly As global democracies lined up to condemn the actions of Russia in Ukraine, one country was less forthcoming in its criticism – and it...
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French Election: As Marine Le Pen Makes it to Second Round, the Left-Wing Vote...

By Paul Smith After the first round of the 2017 presidential election in France, economist Thomas Piketty suggested that while there were four candidates on very close...
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China’s Balancing Act on Russian Invasion of Ukraine Explained

By Joseph Torigian Russia has few friends in the international community following its invasion of Ukraine. But China, which shares a 2,672-mile (4,300-kilometer) border with...

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