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Germany attempts to chart an independent way
Germany and Japan attempt to achieve closer cooperation between countries which essentially share the fundamental characteristics of liberal democracy – and not just free trade.
China inching closer to football dream
China only once has qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals on the men's side, and that appearance in 2002 ended in total failure. Now, the prospects for Chinese football look much rosier.
China in the Persian Gulf and Africa
The Chinese leader's ongoing tour of Africa and the Persian Gulf demonstrates the depth of China's strategic investment, trade, and foreign policy in the regions.
BRICS dependent on free trade for development
This essay demonstrates how the BRICS, and other developing countries, have a powerful interest in maintaining the global framework established by the WTO and opposing moves to protectionism.
​In Mideast, China's strategy is economic
As China increases its infrastructure and investment in the Middle East, this relationship demonstrates the intersections of Arab countries' "eastward-looking" policies and China's "westward-looking" strategy.
​Pakistan's historic elections and quest for stability
Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections have been called the most vicious in the country's history. However, its people are hoping for a strong, stable government to lead them into the future. 
BRICS cooperation: from Xiamen to Johannesburg
Having witnessed a successful BRICS summit in Xiamen last year, the five countries will meet again in South Africa to solidify their cooperation and promote globalization.
Old friends and new realities
Today the world is experiencing new tensions, where developing and emerging countries seem to be drawing closer together as the developed nations pull further away. 
As Brexit crumbles, so does faith in democracy
With the U.K. in chaos over Brexit, voters are learning that democracy will always be second to the expectations and interests of the country's elites.
Angering US, Trump sides with Putin
Following the uproar over his nonconfrontational meeting with Russia's leader, U.S. President Donald Trump should realize that building ties with rivals can be accomplished without alienating his public at home.
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