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Taiwan, the BRI and the Geopolitical Chessboard
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Taiwan, the BRI and the Geopolitical Chessboard
April 6, 2019

Entering the next decade, what would constitute a sort of nuclear option would be for Russia to divert to China most of the natural resources sold to the West, whose retribution is packages of sanctions, while importing from China the advanced technologies required for Russia.

Taiwan Running Out of Friends As Vatican Prepares to Defect
February 20, 2018

The number of countries that recognise Taiwan fell to 20 in 2017. With the Vatican about to switch to China, its last European ally will have gone.

Taiwan Running Out of Friends As Vatican Prepares to Defect
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America Can’t Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan
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America Can’t Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan
October 5, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan’s just-completed referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly negative response in the Middle East and beyond. There is no question that most Kurds support transforming their highly autonomous region in northern Iraq into an internationally recognized independent state. The “yes” vote in the referendum was a whopping 92 percent.

One Country, Two Systems: a Pragmatic Model
July 17, 2017

The “one country, two systems” model is not perfect, but it is a pragmatic and realistic approach to reunifying the mainland and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau. It allows the two sides time (50 years or longer) to come up with solutions that could bridge the development gap – economic, political, social and cultural – between the three sides. What’s more, mainland China will never allow any of the three to declare official independence.

One Country, Two Systems: a Pragmatic Model
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How America and China Could Stumble to War
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How America and China Could Stumble to War
April 14, 2017

Would a Chinese leader barely in control of his own country after a long civil war dare attack a superpower that had crushed Japan to end World War II five years earlier by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?..

Trump’s Repeated Taiwan Threats to China Are a Hollow Tactic
January 23, 2017

Trump’s Taiwan call with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen for ten minutes, “a product of months of quiet preparations,” wasn’t a blunder but bluster towards China, letting the Chinese know he’s planning to tow a stern line with them.

Trump’s Repeated Taiwan Threats to China Are a Hollow Tactic
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The Mad Man Theory: Trump & Taiwan’
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The Mad Man Theory: Trump & Taiwan’
December 10, 2016

In Niccolò Machiavelli's 1517 «Discourses on Livy»  the famous Italian historian and political philosopher argued that sometimes it is «a very wise thing to simulate madness». The «Madman» theory was indeed a consciously deployed facet of President Richard Nixon's foreign policy.

The Salvadorian Elections and Beijing’s Rise Star in Central America
February 16, 2014

The People’s Republic of China is an increasingly important player in Latin America. One important project that involves China is the creation of a mega canal connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, like a second Panama Canal. This second Panama Canal, however, will be based in Nicaragua and called the Great Canal of Nicaragua…

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