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Italy’s deal with China: Much ado about nothing much

Italy’s deal with China: Much ado about nothing much

Xi-Jinping, General Secretary of China’s Communist Party since 2012 and President of China since 2013, made a state visit to Italy 21-24 March, accompanied...
A new stage in Russian-Israeli relations?

A new stage in Russian-Israeli relations?

The March meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin was praised by experts as something of a turning point...
Are the British elite up to the task?

Brexit: Are the British elite up to the task?

With Brexit postponed until 12 April at the earliest, we will have to wait longer still for the fallout from this historic exit from...
The transition has finally begun

Kazakhstan: The transition has finally begun

The ‘Kazakhstan transition’ has been expected for years. Although it was widely predicted, no one – inside or outside of Kazakhstan – could guess...
market failures can be corrected by the government

Infrastructure investment and growth: market failures can be corrected by the government

There are many studies praising investments into infrastructure and proving that they are good for economic growth. The estimates of the multiplier – by...
imperial

Ignorance-inspired Brexit imperial nostalgia

As the possible implications of Britain's self-imposed ‘no-deal' exit from the European Union loom larger, a new round of imperial nostalgia has come alive. After...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Easy to enter; hard to leave

Through roundtable discussions, interviews, and other publications, the thirty-year anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan has recently being commemorated in Russia....
Mass transformation for the bottom billion

A feminine future? Mass transformation for the bottom billion

The world is certainly not a poor place, but the distribution of global wealth is extremely uneven. In 2018, Forbes reports, there were 2,208 billionaires...
labour

Platform labour conditions: Yandex innovation prompts concerns

The competition in Russia’s online taxi-hailing business has become cutthroat and the leading companies are looking for ways to distinguish themselves. For years, driving...
Suspending US-South Korean large-scale military exercises unlikely to change North Korea’s nuclear course

Suspending US-South Korean large-scale military exercises unlikely to change North Korea’s nuclear course

The article argues that Washington’s suspension of large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, planned for March, will not reverse North Korea’s nuclear ambitions....

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