Outside Powers Are Making the Conflict in the Central African Republic Worse

Proxy wars pitting France and Chad against Russia and Rwanda threaten to destabilize the entire region while subjecting Central Africans to more violence and instability. By John A. Lechner, Alexandra Lamarche. BANGUI, Central African Republic—Citizens of the Central African Republic Read More …

Biden Can Redefine U.S-China Policy; But he Must Avoid Doubling Down Trump’s Predominance in Asia.

Analysis by Allawi Ssemanda and Aziz Kalisa. Vice President Joe Biden talks with Chinese Vice President Xi and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during a luncheon at the State Department, in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. Curtesy Photo. For Read More …

Global Governance: Erdogan Is Creating a New World Order in Which Turkey Is Rising Star

By Ssemanda Allawi, Marvin Saasi and Emmanuel Mukiibi Anyone is hoping for a turnabout in International Policy that would bend Erdogan’s will has received his loud and clear message: Turkey will be everywhere and nobody will stop it. Turkey’s move Read More …

Seven Years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How are Developing Countries Benefiting?

By Ssemanda Allawi. In 2013 – seven years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a set of speeches where he announced the proposal of the now famous Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Xi delivered the first speech about BRI during his Read More …

Sickening thy neighbour: Export restraints on medical supplies during a pandemic

By Simon Evenett Given the centrality of China to many international supply chains, there is considerable interest in the impact of COVID-19 on global trade flows. And a troubling trade policy dimension is now coming to light. This column reports on and assesses a finding Read More …

U.S – UK Huawei Ban: Tecnationalism or a Looming New Tech Cold War?

    By Ssemanda Allawi.  After several months of U.S’ campaign against Chinese telecom giant Huawei claiming the move was due to security concerns, United Kingdom (UK) gave in to Washington’s fear-mongering as London announced a decision to lock Huawei Read More …