Saturday, November 22, 2014
  1. Africa’s Latest False Choice

    Mahamoud Ali Youssouf

    Africa’s Latest False Choice

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     refutes the idea that the continent must choose between China and the West.

    Newsart for Africa’s Latest False Choice UN Photo/Flickr

    The idea that Africa must choose between two competing blocs – Chinese and the Western – has become a favorite of Western think tanks and journalists, who warn of a new “Great Game,” with foreign powers once again carving up the continent and making off with its riches. But African governments and businesses take a more nuanced view. READ MORE

  2. The Politics of UN Leadership

    Shashi Tharoor
  3. Europe’s Ukrainian Road to Normality

    Erik Berglöf

    Europe’s Ukrainian Road to Normality

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     on how European integration can benefit from focusing on the continent's main source of tension.

    Ukraine Kiev march Igor Golovniov/ZumaPress

    As Europe celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, dark clouds are again descending on the continent. Recalling what prompted the events of 1989, and focusing on the main source of regional tension today, may help Europe find a way out of its current malaise. READ MORE

  4. Russia and China: The Movie

    Ian Buruma

    Russia and China: The Movie

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     examines what two recent films tell us about the alternative to liberal capitalism.

    Old movie theater Eliza McCoy/Flickr

    Much has been written about post-communism in Russia and China. But two recent films reveal the social and political landscapes of these countries more clearly than any scholarly book or serious journalism has been able to do. READ MORE

  5. APEC at the Apex

    Kevin Rudd

    APEC at the Apex

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     says that the main action at APEC's Beijing summit will occur on the sidelines.

    Woman looking asia map Adaptor Plug/Flickr

    The significance of the upcoming APEC Summit in Beijing consists not so much in what is on the agenda as in what transpires on the sidelines. Meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama; as well as Xi’s meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loom especially large. READ MORE

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