Commentary

Articles in our Geopolitics series.

  • 2014-01-23

     

    Soon after becoming Chinese President in November 2012 Xi Jinping spoke of his belief that “The Great Revival of the Chinese nation is the greatest Chinese dream”. Attempts to understand the concept of “Chinese dream” have followed extensively since.

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  • 2013-11-01

     

    Cyberspace is rapidly becoming a domain of conflict. Lack of a nuclear-type deterrent and an offense-dominated environment are breeding fear, distrust and over-reaction. Cyberspace is left relatively ungoverned, calling out for a similarly new type of revolution in global e-governance.

     

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  • 2013-09-10

     

    The US ‘pivot’, a policy of re-balancing America’s economic, military and political focus toward the Asia Pacific was instigate in 2011. The Pivot came in response to tensions in a region that is now at the centre of the world economy. Some however claim that it includes a common thread of policy initiatives that reveal a thinly veiled attempt to encircle China.

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  • 2013-04-29

     

    To solve global problems, countries should spend less time admonishing China to become a responsible stakeholder, and focus instead on nurturing the domestic coalitions of interest groups and providing the technical capacity that will make it so.

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  • 2013-03-20

     

    A new era has begun in China and arguably for the world, with the ascent of Xi Jinping to President of China, and the appointment of new Premier, Li Keqiang. Gone are the more autocratic and stiff character associations of former President Hu Jintao. Xi, like the country itself, is likely to walk taller and more comfortably on the international stage.

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