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The appropriate dispute, the unlikely conflict

November 26th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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In Europe, the public opinion – not really aware neither of the complicated historical relations, nor of the trade links existing between China and Japan – started to be moved by the turn of events when TV networks showed Chinese, Japanese and even Taiwanese navy vessels maneuver close to a miniscule and uninhabited archipelago.

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The China-Japan crisis in a broader perspective

November 26th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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The protracted crisis between China and Japan over control of the island group known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is a bilateral dispute with more Asian and global reverberations than ever.

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Javeed Alam

March 3rd, 2011, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, India, India, Law and Human Rights, Media, New Delhi, Terrorism, Urdu, War and Conflict

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Professor Javeed Alam is former Head of Department of Centre For European Studies, CIEFL. Mr. Alam is India specialist and his wide range of expertise include e.g. philosophical treatment of modernity, secularism, marxism and communist movement, democracy as well as politics and the caste system in India.

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Olivier Guillard

March 3rd, 2011, Asia, Author/Novelist, Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Defense and Security, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, International Relations, Media, Paris, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

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Olivier Guillard is Asia Research Director for the Paris-based thinktank IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques). He previously worked for the French Ministry of Defence as a geopolitical expert, with a chief focus on South Asian affairs.

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How far are China and Latin America?

March 2nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

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China, one of Europe’s strategic partners, and Latin America, linked to Europe by strong historical, cultural and economic ties, are getting closer. One of Brussel’s goals is to engage Beijing bilaterally and on the world stage through an upgraded political dialogue. For its part, the EU is a leading investor in Latin America and its second trading partner. The big news in February was Beijing’s interest in realizing the strategic plan of building an alternative route across Colombia to compete against the Panama Canal. Chinese-Latin American ties shed light both on geopolitics as well as on relations between distant civilizations.

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Augusto Soto

March 1st, 2011, Asia, Barcelona, China, Chinese, English, Europe, Europe, German, Italian, Law and Human Rights, Russian, Spain, Spanish, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

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Augusto Soto is Asia Pacific and Eurasia analyst specializing in China.H e is the author of dozens of articles and analyses on China, the Asia Pacific and Eurasia regions in specialized magazines and books published in Spain, Latin America, China, Kazakhstan and the US. As a consultant based in Barcelona, Mr. Soto’s work has focused on Chinese contemporary politics, international relations, including intercultural issues and conflict prevention.

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