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We can avoid Trump’s trade war
We can avoid Trump’s trade war
Defying common sense as well as business and financial elites, United States President Donald Trump seems to relish the prospect of a trade war. On...
If the 12 indicted Russians never face trial in the US, can anything be gained?
If the 12 indicted Russians never face trial in the US, can anything be gained?
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States regularly exchanged accusations of espionage. The prototypical image of Cold War spies...
California stands to suffer if US-China trade war worsens
California stands to suffer if US-China trade war worsens
Churning out everything from cars and computer chips to nuts and wine, California's mighty economy will suffer big time if the US-China trade war...
After a nearly a decade of house arrest, freedom for Chinese activist
After a nearly a decade of house arrest, freedom for Chinese activist
Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, arrived in Germany on Tuesday after more than eight years of house arrest. At 4.49pm, the poet and...
US-China trade needs a strategic rethink
US-China trade needs a strategic rethink
Every year since 2000, when then-presidential candidate George W Bush described China as a strategic “competitor” of the United States, I have...
Emerging markets in trade war crossfire
Emerging markets in trade war crossfire
The rand took a beating this week as it reached lows last seen six months ago and edged dangerously close to the R14-to-the-dollar mark. Experts...
China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' after new tariffs threat
China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' after new tariffs threat
Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh...
Are Brics civil society talkshops just ticking boxes and not making real ‘jam’?
Are Brics civil society talkshops just ticking boxes and not making real ‘jam’?
As the heat increases around the 2018 summit of the Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa (Brics) grouping, to be held in Johannesburg in...
A wrap of what's making headlines today
A wrap of what's making headlines today
African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese...
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation...
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed. One way...
Human rights face uphill struggle
Human rights face uphill struggle
Many experts have proclaimed the death of the post-1945 liberal international order, including the human rights regime set forth in the 1948...

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