Aggressive, Assertive and Approximative: how Russia, China and Europe adapt to the changing global order

What is the common denominator between Russia’s interventions in Ukraine and Syria, and China’s flourishing strategic investment initiatives, which have grasped so much attention lately, such as the One Belt One Road initiative or the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? They are both the result of foreign policy adjustments to the changing world order. The current […]

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Strategic partnerships: A new toolkit for business and statecraft

Two major deals were concluded last June, one between Alibaba and Unilever, and the other between Australia and Singapore. What is common between them? Their labelling: both deals are called ‘strategic partnership’. On 19 June, Alibaba (the giant Chinese e-commerce company) and Unilever (the world’s leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products) signed […]

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