The institutionalisation of ties between Beijing and Washington has stabilised relations between the two powers. Indeed, recent disputes, involving human rights activist Chen Guangcheng and
MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the rise of piracy in West Africa. The nexus of criminality, drug trafficking, weapons proliferation and state weakness frames our understanding and perceptions of the region. Maritime
CHEN GUANGCHEN made his daring escape from house arrest in late April and then appeared in Beijing at a most sensitive diplomatic moment in time, just prior to a major visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
THE SHARP RISE in piracy in West Africa, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, has featured prominently in recent news. Piracy as a whole is costing global trade an estimated US$12 billion a year, with the primary
MUCH CONTROVERSY has been generated recently by the discovery of an ‘anti-Muslim’ course run at a US military academy. Now denounced at the highest echelons of the army, this course included
THE TIES CAME TO LIGHT when David Webb, an activist investor in Hong Kong, sought figures on the Special Administrative Region’s Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES), a measure which requires mainlanders
IN MY YEAR on the Joint Staff a decade ago, two phrases appeared in all talking points about the NATO missions in the Balkans: ‘In Together, Out Together’ and ‘Hasten the Day’. The first referred to a promise by