Articles tagged with: China

Alex Vatanka
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on : Saturday, 24 May, 2014

Juggling East and West

As Hassan Rouhani travelled to Shanghai this week to attend a pan-Asian security conference, foreign policy observers back in Tehran waited in anticipation. In many ways, both in terms of its timing and mission, this was a significant trip. Eager onlookers wanted to see if President Rouhani had any policy surprises up his sleeve as he traveled to China. The summit—held by the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), a group of 26 Asian states—has...

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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Rebooting Gulf-China Trade

Two of the most important blocs in the shifting global economy came together in March, when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang used the visit of Crown Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia to express his country’s interest in restarting stalled negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The visit came two months after the resumption of the GCC–China Strategic Dialogue in January 2014 following a hiatus of more than two years, caused in part by disagre...

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Joseph Braude
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on : Friday, 7 Mar, 2014

A Commercial for China

Ratings matter to commercial radio and television because the size of the audience determines the price of sponsors’ airtime. But should they also matter to government-backed...

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Barçin Yinanç
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on : Monday, 21 Oct, 2013

Turkey Turns East

Judging from the reactions, as well as from private conversations with diplomats, Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm caught Ankara’s W...

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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
on : Friday, 20 Sep, 2013

International Indecision

Public and political attention has been fixated on the White House as President Obama and his administration agonize over how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. UN...

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Andrés Cala
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on : Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013

As Venezuela, so Iran?

The recent election upset by Hassan Rouhani, who will shortly become Iran’s president, as well as a period diplomatic repositioning from Tehran and Washington to Moscow and the M...

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James Spencer
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on : Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2013

Time and Tide Wait for No Man

The geopolitical waves that roil across history have many origins and characteristics. There is the rise and fall of civilizations over generations, usually falling due to malaise ...

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Keily Miller
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on : Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

The Trouble with the B–B Axis

The fight for Iraqi oil is a story smugly told. Countless observers have remarked on the irony of Western firms’ withdrawal from southern Iraqi oil fields and the flurry of new c...

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David Patrikarakos
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on : Monday, 11 Mar, 2013

Small Steps Forward

As the jewel in a rather unpleasant dictatorship’s crown, Almaty was perhaps a strange choice of venue for the latest round of nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran two wee...

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Michelle Williams
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on : Thursday, 22 Nov, 2012

A Race against Time

It sounds like the plot of an Indiana Jones film: a team of archaeologists battling against time and terrorist attacks to save an ancient site from imminent destruction. Yet unfo...

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