China Wants the Line D Pipeline. Can Central Asia Deliver?
China is signaling that it wants to move forward with a Central Asian natural gas pipeline project that’s been discussed for decades. But does Central Asia have gas to fill the pipeline, known as…
Roundtable: The Convergence of Authoritarian Influencing Methods
As part of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, the Association of International Affairs (AMO) in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a roundtable discussion on the topic of Sino-Russian confluence with regard to…
Voice for CHOICE #27: Sino-Russian Partnership under Scrutiny with Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova
China’s special diplomatic mission is touring Kyiv, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and Moscow in a stated mission to search for a political solution to the war in Ukraine. However, a number of Central and Eastern…
How Xi Steers Algorithms for China’s Online Ecosystem
As Xi aims to tame the algorithm, his vision is an interesting mirror for the world.
Why Using Beijing to Hedge Against Moscow Is Futile
While the offer to join and grow within the liberal international system has been on the table for both Moscow and Beijing, neither has been willing to accept the rules of the game. Authoritarian expansionism, in moral and in territorial terms, remains the key goal for both regimes.
Is China Turning Japanese?
China’s economic development model resembles that of Japan over 30 years ago with high savings, and high investment, but with restrained consumption and rigid institutions weighing increasingly on macroeconomic success. The chronic over-investment and misallocation of capital, particularly in the property sector,…
Stuck in the Middle: Israel’s Balancing Act amid the US-China Rivalry
With the Middle East undergoing significant geopolitical changes, many regional powers, including Israel, are entering a new era of their foreign policy. And as the superpower competition between Washington and Beijing intensifies, particularly in…
Amid Heated European China Debate, Hungary Stays on a Beijing-friendly Course
While the EU-China relations are at a crossroads, Hungary’s relationship with the Middle Kingdom seems to be blooming. In the last few years, Budapest has signed a number of massive investment deals with Beijing, earning it the label of China’s European foothold. Although the economic results have sometimes come under question, the political consequences are undeniable.
“Depends on How You Look at It”: Russia Struggles to Explain Why “Power of Siberia 2” Is Still Not Happening
Even as Russia and China project an image of a tight partnership, the failure to reach a deal on the Power of Siberia 2 pipelines complicates Moscow’s official narrative.
EU Assertive, Not United on China
The visit by French President Macron and European Commission President Von der Leyen to China shows that a fragmented European approach can easily be taken advantage of by Beijing.