On 3 August, at the Kasumbalesa border crossing between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, former Zaire), an incident occurred. It was non-violent and therefore scarcely noticed. But it is worrying about the future of the largest country in French-speaking Africa, and emblematic of the way politics is being conducted today in the […]
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 […]
On July 27, the White House said that President Trump would receive President Putin in Washington early in 2019, and that Trump would later travel to Moscow. Including the Helsinki meeting of July 16, this would be the third Russian-American summit in the space of a year. Do these multiple meetings foreshadow a Russo-American rapprochement? […]
President Trump will visit Europe for a NATO summit and a visit to the UK. Here is a text of what the US president should tell Europeans:, (Disclaimer: I realize that this text does not quite capture the tone of voice of President Trump! But, hey, I’m not his speechwriter.) The Western alliance is 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.
Monday 17th September 2018, 12:30 - 14:30