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China has already embarked on an ambitious ‘expand geography’ project through OBOR, forays into the South China Sea, building a string of pearls in IOR.
Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's prime minister, can breathe a sigh of relief now that his coalition has a new deputy prime minister.
China is looking to abolish term limits on presidency. Experts weigh in on Xi Jinping's consolidation of power and its impact on India.
While China’s Xi has resorted to an anti-corruption campaign, Japan’s Abe and Modi have switched to nationalism to retain popularity.
Insights of two professors at Harvard University offer a granular look at the recent rise of Xi and his methodical pursuit and consolidation of power.
Apprehensions about China have brought back the idea of the ‘Quad’ of democratic nations – US, Japan, India, and Australia – about 10 years after it was mooted.
As President Trump prepares for his visit to China and East Asia, Jeffrey Bader, Kevin Rudd and Graham Allison offer different perspectives on China.
The US may never go back to what it was. The Saudi kingdom has little semblance with even its recent past. Is the political landscape across the globe changing in indelible ways?
Global Pulse: Mohammad bin Salman is deliberately dismantling traditional governance in Saudi Arabia
From Saudi Arabia and the US to Spain and Japan, the current world mood seems to be in favour of strongmen and political crackdowns on dissenters.
America’s democracy has received another blow, even as its president insists all is okay. Russia, which is silently watching, has many questions to answer: Why were the Russians so keen on Trump to begin with? And Xi Jinping could end up looking very “unpowerful” after amassing all the power that he has. Does the world need to acknowledge that our politics simply can’t be fixed by political means? Why were the Russians so keen on Trump? The indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for money-laundering and tax fraud is, as the Financial Times argues, “enough to frighten any friend of America”. “If they are true, Donald Trump’s campaign manager from March to August 2016 -- a period encompassing his nomination by the Republican party -- was a criminal. Not a criminal in some abstract or technical sense: Mr Manafort is accused of laundering millions of dollars, evading taxes, and...