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US and Russia Exit the INF Treaty

On December 8, 2018, Posted by , In China,Information Reports,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on US and Russia Exit the INF Treaty

Written by Marren Haneberg On December 4, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days, citing Russian noncompliance. If Russia does not return “to full and verifiable compliance” by the deadline, the United States will start a six month…

East and Southeast Asia in the News: November 30, 2018

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, With Comments Off on East and Southeast Asia in the News: November 30, 2018

By Sam Jacobsen Economy (North Korea) North Korea FM in Vietnam for Lessons on Economic Reform, The Straits Times, November 30, 2018             Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s foreign minister, began a visit to Vietnam on Friday the 30th to further North Korean-Vietnamese relations and to learn from Vietnam’s history…

Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Featured Report,United States, With Comments Off on Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Over the course of the last decade, China has taken an aggressive approach towards constructing an economic relationship with Africa. A major aspect of this relationship has been Chinese infrastructure investments in the continent, which provides African nations with low-conditionality access to capital. Although China’s economic…

East and South East Asia in the News, November 17th

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, With Comments Off on East and South East Asia in the News, November 17th

By Sam Jacobsen Human Rights (Myanmar and Bangladesh) Rohingya Return to Myanmar: Confusion and Fear in Refugee Camps, BBC, November 15, 2018 Amid questions of safety highlighted by the UN, Rohingya Muslims are refusing to return to Myanmar from Bangladesh. In the wake of a joint resolution by the two…

Chinese Loans: A Low Conditionality Trap?

On October 28, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Chinese Loans: A Low Conditionality Trap?

Written by Andrew Allen Chinese low conditionality approach to infrastructure loans in Africa has been billed as a great opportunity for developing nations in the region to achieve economic development and growth that would otherwise not be possible. However, despite representing what one Ugandan economist described as an “unrivalled willingness…