China

Changing Dynamics in the Af-Pak

The visit of Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to China and later to Afghanistan towards in July have given rise to speculations about the probable coming together of the two powers to adopt an accommodative approach on various issues including Afghanistan…Though it is […]

Default by Greece and the US

In mid June Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, said a default by Greece is “almost certain” and could help drive the US economy into recession. Greenspan’s loud statement on Greece may be a “sound curtain” to prepare the global community to a default by the US… First – a […]

China-US: How to Not Work and Still Eat

Let’s assume that planet Earth’s resources are finite, mining neighboring planets is in the distant—very distant—future and the world’s population is growing at an absurd pace. That means we are facing the problem posed by the famous English preacher, Thomas Malthus. Incidentally, here we should stop and ask ourselves, “Can […]

Russia’s Role in East Asia

To begin with, I need to briefly describe a new problem that Russia encountered in the first decade of the 21st century and which promises to become central to its foreign trade and foreign policy. Western civilization has lost its former economic and military might in recent years. First of […]

Forces Regrouped in World Politics?

The BRICS summit will convene in China’s Sanya beach resort on April 14.For the first time in the alliance’s relatively short history, South Africa will participate in the forum as a member along with Brazil, Russia, India, and China, while the disquieting political settings of the early 2011 reinforce the […]