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Another win for China

In the time when German Christian Democrats are reconsidering their long-term pragmatic approach to China, Russia decided to take yet another step towards Beijing....
Marta Loeb
3 min read

Takeaways from the Putin – Xi meeting

It might have been a “bro fest celebrating authoritarian power”, as it was said by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore). Or it might have been...
Christopher Tapp
2 min read

The ‘Nord Stream-investigation’ tragicomedy goes on

There is a scene in the 1997 American political satire Wag the Dog, when the two main protagonists, Conrad Brean and Stanley Motss have...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

Qatargate keeps the EP busy

Qatargate has not rocked the very fundaments of the EU (in fact the European Commission and the European Council have already declared that the...
Christopher Tapp
2 min read

Is 2015 about to repeat itself?

The shocking pictures of the drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi will probably haunt for forever whoever had seen them back in 2015. For many,...
Marta Loeb
2 min read

Maybe it’s not too late to act…

Leading political forces all over Europe could get a glimpse into the future during the last ten days or so, as protests engulfed the...
Christopher Tapp
2 min read

Macron’s Momentum (or is it?)

Though things are not going quite well for him at home, with mass protests having crippled France for days and, instead of building bridges...
Marta Loeb
2 min read

With or without Xi, China’s path seems straightforward

The 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party kicked off with a two-hour long speech of Xi Jinping. Standing under the scrutinizing gaze of...
Christopher Tapp
2 min read

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