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Beijing’s increasing involvement in the Middle East has important economic, diplomatic, and military implications for the region, China and the world. The stakes were highlighted when the Chinese government chose to build its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. President Xi Jinping’s recent visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia drove the poin...
After three decades in power, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda won a fifth consecutive term in February 2016. Uganda has seen significant development under his rule, but the irregularities that accompanied his election have added fuel to political tensions. Whether Ugandan politics follows a path of stability or instability may also depend on the fate of the cou...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
Russia has been playing a high-stakes political game in North East Asia using talks over a pipeline deal with South Korea and Seoul’s long-term enemy, North Korea, to enhance its bargaining position in talks with China. Moscow’s ambition is to move into the Chinese energy market and it hoped the Korea negotiations would coerce China into agreeing higher prices for ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund