Arriving in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, February 3, 2019, the Supreme Pontiff was welcomed by the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MBZ), who governs the United Arab Emirates since the stroke of his half-brother the Emir in 2014 On Francis’s programme: a mass for the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos and Christian Indians living […]
Russia, China and Turkey have come out of the woodwork to defend Nicolas Maduro’s indefensible regime. These three countries have one thing in common: they do not mind throwing lawyers in jail. On January 28, in an quick courtroom trial, a court in Tianjin (a port city 200 kilometres southeast of Beijing) sentenced attorney Wang […]
By Renaud Girard in Beirut Since the start of the decade, the movement known as the ‘Arab Spring’ has represented a clash between two ideologies, the liberal western ideology and the Islamist ideology of movement of the Muslim Brothers. This is war where neither will emerge as a victor. It is a war that has […]
View Newsletter SUMMARY • In this issue we argue that to understand the dynamics of the current trade conflict, we need to look at it through a political as well as an economic lens • Apart from the economic gains, trade has always been an instrument to project geo-political power. Achieved either by defining the […]
It is time to tackle the question of how to deal with care with Chinese investment in Europe to maintain cooperation while prevent it becoming the world’s biggest Trojan horse that will eventually undermine Europe from within.