Difficult policy choices in China’s slowing economy

Pablo Bustelo. Expert Comment 16/2012 - 5/9/2012.

Contrary to expectations, China’s economy did not improve during the second quarter of this year (2Q12). Most surprising was the fact that economic conditions worsened despite significant monetary and fiscal easing in previous months.

The Economic Crisis and the Emerging Powers: Towards a New International Order?

Robin Niblett. 20/2/2012.

The real challenges to the existing international order will come not from the established or emerging powers, but from global forces that are beyond their control and also from those non-state entities and groups which seek to undermine the process of globalisation that links all states and societies ever closer together.

The Dilemmas of the Rise of China

Sun Xuefeng. 7/2/2012.

Why are there such contrasting perceptions on China’s rise between the Chinese and the rest of the world? What dilemmas is China beginning to face in the context of these different perceptions about its rise? What ways out of these dilemmas has China been seeking?

The ‘Stans’ at 20 (WP)

Martha Brill Olcott. WP 21/2011 - 28/12/2011.

In late December the five Central Asian countries enter their third decade of independence, effectively achieved when Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the USSR and turned the Kremlin over to Boris Yeltsin as President of the Russian Federation.

Is the Eurozone crisis changing EU-China relations? (ARI)

Alicia Sorroza. ARI 154/2011 - 22/11/2011.

The economic and financial crisis affecting Europe seems to be changing the map of the interests involved in the EU-China relationship.

US-Pakistan Relations in the Summer of 2011 (ARI)

Dennis Kux. ARI 121/2011 - 20/7/2011.

This ARI discusses the current crisis in US-Pakistan relations and analyses the interaction between Washington and Islamabad since the events of 9/11.

Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Energy in Japan: The Need for a Robust Social Contract (ARI)

Haruko Satoh. ARI 113-2011 - 29/6/2011.

The Fukushima accident in March 2011 calls for the reassessment of the nuclear regime in Japan, especially as regards to public safety.

The Internationalisation of the Renminbi: Prospects and Risks (ARI)

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 73/2011 - 18/4/2011.

By looking at how far China has gone in internationalising its currency, the Renminbi (RMB), it is possible to identify the main strategic goals that China wants to achieve through this process, along with the main risks that such an objective embodies.

Prospects for Burma After Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release (ARI)

Michael W. Charney. ARI 32/2011 - 11/2/2011.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s release will have important implications for the country in 2011 and 2012.

China-Spain-Latin America Triangulation in a Chinese Perspective (ARI)

Jiang Shixue. ARI 4/2011 - 14/1/2011. Go to Spanish version

This paper looks at the prospects for triangulation between China, Spain and Latin America in the wake of the Sinopec-Repsol deal in Brazil.