Geopolitics and conscious uncoupling – up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2020


‘Conscious uncoupling’ became famous – both as a term and a concept – in 2014, …

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China brings its Belt and Road Initiative to Italy, paving the way for the Xin World Order

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2019 / The National


As the US turns in on itself, China is increasingly enthusiastic about engaging with and …

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The Trieste solution to a realigning world order

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2019


There was a time when Trieste was supposed to represent a possible solution for territorial …

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What does it mean when China talks about talks with US on trade

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2018


Here’s something good to know. China is willing to talk to the US about the …

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What will happen with US-China tariff-for-tariff pitched battles?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2018


Donald Trump wants the ‘Made in China 2025’ programme to become the ‘Never Made in …

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A G3 world order? Great powers compete, as in the 19th century

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2018


“America First”. “Chinese dream”. “Great power Russia”. The world is being carved up between the …

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China’s last emperor? Xi Jingping, presidential term 2013 – ??

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2018


China’s last emperor was Puyi, who must have been a fairly troubled man. He died …

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The tapestry of Macron’s active diplomacy – more than Bayeux and Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2018


They’re calling it gesture diplomacy, French president Emmanuel Macron’s instinctive use of ceremonial events, symbolic …

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Grievance economics versus globalisation

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2017 / The National


  Back in the 10th century, the Baghdad-born traveller Al Masudi wrote about China, its …

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Is Xi Jinping more powerful than Donald Trump?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2017 / The National


Donald Trump will be in China almost a year to the day since he was …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK