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Non-Economic Drivers of China’s Peacekeeping Operations in Africa

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Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

... communication and international relations is starting to impact the technology of broader day-to-day communication, in particular the pace of transition of the world economy to 5G, as China’s rising technological capabilities in this area are starting to encounter headwinds from the broader US-China trade dispute. While there is unlikely to be a quick solution to the mounting communication failures, there is clearly a need to re-think the framework of communication in international relations via exploring some of the unused reserves in international ...


Entering 2019: Challenges and Opportunities

... challenge, the world will not be a safe place.  Alexey Portansky: Reforming the WTO is a Long and Complicated Process It would be difficult to single out just one threat looming on the horizon. For instance, one can refer to growing tensions between US and China that might have many profound negative implications for the whole world, including a global recession. The situation in the Middle East region remains quite explosive and we cannot take any further progress in Syria and around it for granted. Neither should we underestimate the ...


The Day the United Nations Ceased to Exist

... being transferred to NATO as the leading, legitimate and most effective military-political alliance of the 21st century. He also called on the NATO countries to increase their defense spending to 5 percent of their respective GNPs and to reintroduce a universal draft in its member-states. Russia and China refused to recognize NATO’s legitimacy as a peacekeeping organization, and even less so to take part in operations under its leadership. By September 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping established a bilateral ...


A Difficult Peace: The UN and the Challenges of Modern Peacekeeping

... total personnel serving with the UN, it is now the largest troop-contributor of all 5 UNSC permanent members. In 2015, the President of the PRC Xi Jinping pledged 8,000 more Chinese troops to become part of the UN peacekeeping standby force. Through UNPK China pursues multiple objectives. Participating in peace operations helps improve a country’s international image as a responsible and peace-seeking member of the international community, field missions provide troops with real-world practice and ...


Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945. ...


The smog of war

... ratified COP-10 meet their voluntary goals of dramatically reducing carbon emissions by that time. Back in 2012 when still at Goldman Sachs, Jim O'Neill, the creator of the BRIC (now BRICS) model, predicted that the combined GDP of eight countries-- China, Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia-- will account for about a third of the world economy by 2020. The G7 countries – Germany, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France and Italy – will account ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... underfinanced. Another matter is who should provide finance. Traditionally, industrialised countries listed in a special Annex to the Convention have been donors of international finance. However, since 1992 many other countries gained capacity to provide funds. China recently pledged approximately 3 billion US dollars for developing countries to help them address climate change. As for Russia, the country should also use an opportunity to provide climate finance in order to increase its soft power in poorer ...


BRICS and food security

... managing director of the International Monetary Fund has already pressed the BRICS New Development Bank to start generating loans in a tight money global economy ahead of its schedule. But there are no indications that the BRICS bank, still not fully funded and masking the lingering controversy over being headquartered in China, will open its loan window prior to the middle of next year. The BRICS food security initiative, meanwhile, is providing job creation for “Sherpa-style” experts and bureaucrats who should be more agile than their American and European ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... interventions in its former colonies; the Central African Republic, Mali and Niger all of which contain uranium deposits. China has become the new player in the club and its presence is being felt along Africa’s Uranium Road, the meridian that ... ... where most of Africa’s major uranium producers are located. Sudan has been a long been a nation that has looked askance at unregulated uranium deals. Namibia and South Africa are also important producers but operate in a different sphere of geopolitical ...


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