Middle East

Cost of war

The outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas has thrown yet another variable into the complex equation that is the global economy.

Middle East Equations

Situated at the confluence of three continents, the Middle East is important to the future of the BRI which is designed to place China at the centre of global trade and networks. For China, both Saudi Arabia and Iran are equally important. China has a vision of a multi-polar order in the Middle East based on non-interference in and partnerships with other states, one in which the country will promote stability through developmental peace rather than the Western notion of democratic peace

Like a Sieve

After initial suggestions that the leaks may have been the handiwork of Russian or pro-Russian hackers, analysts are coming around to the view that the source of the 100 plus documents and slides may in fact be an American.