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EU’s Global Gateway Takes Aim at Belt and Road

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Weighing in at over 300 billion euros, Global Gateway is no slouch. However, key questions remain surrounding Europe’s answer to Belt and Road.

Three Laws Turn Up Heat on China’s Territorial Disputes

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Three new laws may be planting the seed for ‘hot’ territorial conflicts in the future.

Germany Enters the Post-Merkel Era

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The SDP-Greens-FDP coalition has laid out a policy framework that envisions significant changes in Germany’s domestic and foreign policies.

Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution: A Final Breakaway from Russia

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Remembering a national revolution that continues to resonate in the geopolitics of Eastern Europe to this day.

COP26: A Setback for Climate Justice in Africa

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COP26 laid bare the lack of commitment to Africa when dealing with the climate crisis.

Extremes Face Off in Second Round of Chile Election

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Chileans will choose between two starkly different economic visions on December 19 – a contest that will be watched closely by global mining giants.

The Geopolitics of the Sudan Coup

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Examining internal and external forces at work in the latest military coup in Sudan.

Backgrounder: China’s Military Modernization Comes of Age

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The latest defense department report on China’s military modernization suggests that Beijing is rapidly closing the capability gap with Western peers, particularly with regard to air, sea, and missile forces.

US Credibility at Stake amid Mounting Tensions with Turkey

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Credibility consequences abound if Washington doesn’t call Ankara’s bluff on a new F-16 purchase.

US-Vietnam COVID Cooperation Hits a Snag

Citizens in Phu Yen Province wait for their turn to get COVID-19 vaccine injections (August 2, 2021). Photo: VNA

Washington and Beijing are actively competing to bolster soft power via vaccine deliveries to Southeast Asia. Yet countries like Vietnam are still lacking jabs.

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