Book review: “Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes Beyond East and West” by Peter Katzenstein (ed.)

Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes Beyond East and West. By Peter Katzenstein (ed.) Routledge, 2013. 313 pages. R$ 153, 51 (kindle,
Sinicization: sinicisation, sinofication, ...


China’s Grand Strategy to Become No. 1

Book review: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower. By Michael Pillsbury. Henry Holt and Co Publishers, 2015. 336 pages, $15.58, kindle (
Of all the ...


The Shanghai Cooperation Organization expands into South Asia

Last month, India and Pakistan were accepted as full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a platform to discuss politics, economics and security matters in Eurasia. While some observers doubt the ...


The Long Road to Currency Multipolarity

At the IMF board meeting tomorrow, the Chinese yuan is expected to join the elite basket of currencies used to value its own de facto currency. If approved, it will be the first important change to the institution's Special ...


Market turmoil and the future of Chinese institution building

As the financial crisis in China unfolds, analysts are scrambling to grasp the implications for the global economy. As Martin Wolf wrote in his excellent analysis in the Financial Times,
One must distinguish between what ...


Can Shanghai become a global financial center?

Shanghai's current stock market turmoil has left the many observers wondering about short-term implications for the global economy. Looking beyond immediate worries, two issues are worth noting. First of all, the current ...


The Politics of China’s Amazonian Railway

In January 2015, construction of the so-called Grand Interoceanic Canal (usually called Nicaragua Canal) has finally begun. If completed, the canal would be the largest civil-engineering and construction project in the ...


AIIB: China takes the lead

On June 29, representatives from 50 countries gathered in Beijing to participate in the signing ceremony of the articles of agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The significance of the event for ...


Entrevista: “Dinheiro chinês é chance única de integrar fisicamente América Latina”

- Entrevista com Oliver Stuenkel, autor do livro "BRICS e a ordem global"
- Para especialista, Brics mantém dinamismo político, apesar de desaceleração econômica
- Investimentos da China no Brasil vão de trem ...


Book review: “Will China Dominate the 21st Century?” by Jonathan Fenby

Book review: Will China dominate the 21st century? By Jonathan Fenby. Polity, 2014. 154 pages. R$ 17,80 (kindle,
Published by the Australian Institute of International ...