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Far from being turned into a neo-colony, Ecuador has used oil deals with China to earn cheap credit, which has enabled it to re-enter international markets on favourable terms. Its sovereignty has not been compromised; Beijing’s loans look more like an attempt to buy goodwill from Quito than any form of economic imperialism. Ecuador has skilfully exploited what Bei...
Dr. Noel Maurer
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Lasting peace in Ukraine still appears a distant prospect despite separate meetings held this week by its President, Petro Poroshenko, with Russia's Vladimir Putin and Germany's Angela Merkel. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has suggested that the German Chancellor might come up with a peace plan. But as well as stopping the killing, this would have to add...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
Dr. Carole Nakhle