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China at the MSC: Building global responsibility
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference of 2019, Chinese Politbureau member Yang Jiechi underscored Beijing’s collaborative role in a foreign policy based on mutual respect, multilateralism and a shared future.
US-Europe divide more evident in Munich
The postwar alliance between Western Europe and the U.S. is rapidly unraveling, increasing global political uncertainty and providing fuel for many conflicts around the globe.
African Union works towards peace and security
The newly elected AU Chairperson Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will focus on peace and security on the African continent. However, more funding and support is needed to carry out this task.
Slow death of the INF treaty
Donald Trump's decision to scrap the INF Treaty with Russia is understandable in some ways, but there remains a definite need to find a better replacement.
Pakistan gears up for Chinese tourists
Increased travel to neighboring countries by Chinese citizens promises to be a game changer for the Pakistan tourist industry.
France and Germany move closer together to lead Europe
The agreement between France and Germany on greater bilateral cooperation is designed to further promote European peace and stability; yet, by seeking to isolate the U.S. and the U.K., it might create the opposite effect.
Friendship in the Balkans
The accord between Greece and North Macedonia, over a longstanding name dispute, is an encouraging development in the often-tortuous Balkan politics.
British paying high price for emotional Brexit decision
The British people voted to leave the European Union. Now, they find themselves in unchartered waters, having to pay for a decision based more on emotion than thoughtful calculation.
A new political crisis in Greece?
Despite the relative resilience of the Greek coalition government over the past four years, a new conflict over the renaming of the Republic of Macedonia may spell further upheavals to Greece's governance and economy.
​Trump's wall-building dream in difficulties
​Donald Trump has dug himself a deep pit in regard to his dream of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal entry from the south. However, both he and his Democrat opponents need to change tack to avoid further damage.
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