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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, ...


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Brazil should join China’s new development bank

The decision by Europe's largest economies to become founding members of the AIIB, the new Chinese-led development bank is an unmistakable sign of the dawn of a more multipolar order. It is only a question of time before ...


Entrevista com o jornal Brasil Econômico sobre o Banco Asiático de Investimento em Infraestrutura (AIIB)

Banco de investimento chinês cria era de multipolaridade, diz especialista
Oliver Stuenkel, especialista da FGV em emergentes, diz que os EUA usam a ajuda militar como principal moeda de troca para impedir a adesão de ...


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Why Britain is right to join China’s new development bank

In a rare open disagreement between London and Washington, aligned on virtually any major foreign policy issue over the past decades, Britain has become the first major Western government to apply for membership in the ...


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Why China would benefit from Western SWIFT sanctions against Russia

Since last year, a small but vocal number of Western commentators and politicians have been calling for banning Russia from the SWIFT payment system, a move that would impact Russia's economy far more than the economic ...


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OBOR: China’s Pivot to Eurasia

This month, Xi Jinping will complete two years as China's President. Domestically, Xi has made his mark by an unprecedented and controversial crackdown on corruption and the creation of a personality cult not seen since the ...


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How the Chinese-financed Nicaragua Canal would change regional dynamics

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Wang Jing, president of HKND, the Chinese company that promises to build the Nicaragua Canal
Whoever possesses the passage between the two oceans can consider himself the owner of ...


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Why the Boao Forum matters

On March 26, the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will welcome policy makers, business leaders and journalists from around the world to Hainan Province. Modeled on the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the first BFA ...



China’s Wild Hearts

Book review: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China.By Evan Osnos. Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 417 pages. R$36,14 (ebook, www.amazon.com.br)
China, like any other non-democratic regime, poses ...



Should China Care About Soft Power?

Book Review: Soft Power and US Foreign Policy. By Inderjeet Parmar and Michael Cox (eds.) London: Routledge (2010), 256 pages. R$ 124, 35 (ebook, www.amazon.com.br)
A frequently discussed question in the context of ...