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 ...


The missing 1.3 billion

Missing China:A world map depicting social connections on Facebook (
Post-Western World's facebook page's roughly fifteen thousand followers ("fans") hail from 45 ...


A Contest for Supremacy in Asia?

Book review: A Contest for Supremacy. China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. By Aaron L. Friedberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. 385 pages. R$ 32,46 (, kindle)
Britain launched the ...


China and the Rise of Competing Modernities

Book review: When China Rules the World. The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World. by Martin Jacques. Penguin, 2012, 848 pages (U$ 15.14, paperback,
Five years ago, Martin Jacques ...

CICA: Another step towards a Post-American security architecture in Asia?

In the wake of unprecedented Chinese institutional entrepreneurship, several analysts (myself included)have pointed to the creation of a potential Chinese-led "parallel order", which would, while not confrontational, ...