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A shifting power-play of partnerships and tensions between China, India and Pakistan is likely to see Beijing play an increasingly influential role in South Asia. But despite efforts by China to blunt India as a regional power, both have concerns about the threat of militant Islamism within Pakistan and its effect on the region. That makes China a potential ally to...
Tensions across the globe have increased to a level where Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks openly of Russia’s nuclear strength. Spending on military budgets is increasing in many countries except the West. And a desperate Russia is looking for new alliances with an emerging China as the West’s sanctions begin to bite. This could lead to a new Russia-China al...
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
United States foreign policy in the Middle East and the Far East is becoming increasingly interlinked by the price of energy. Oil prices are the trigger to instability spreading from the Middle East to America’s major trading partners - China and Japan - and Asia’s other markets. Energy prices will play a vital role in crisis management as perception grows that the...
Anonymous GIS Expert
World economic data may reflect a rise in optimism that the worst may be over. But there are significant differences between Europe’s problems and those in the rest of the world and suggestions that 2014 may prove to be a turning point for growth are over-stated.
<i>There is encouraging economic news that the eurozo...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
In the first of a three-part series, GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, considers why Japan must open its doors to foreign investors and contractors and whether organic growth is the better strategy for entering this increasingly attractive but notoriously closed market.
FOR a long time, Japan was regarded as a highl...
Dr. Stefan Lippert