China

King Coal Will Reign For Years Yet

10 November 2010 4:16

Like Andrew says, James Fallows’ Atlantic article on clean coal – and China’s advances in developing the stuff – deserves…

Could Burma’s sham election bring real change?

9 November 2010 10:59

For the first time since 1990, Burma went to the polls. Though the final results have not been released, most…

The world is now in China’s hand

8 November 2010 16:52

The world is undergoing a permanent shift of power from West to East, with China being the biggest beneficiary and…

What happened to Germany’s European identity?

7 November 2010 15:25

What has happened to Germany? Policy-makers and analysts have been pondering the question for the last few years. No longer…

Eat your heart out, Fukuyama

27 October 2010 16:33

Russia and Nato are now allies, or birds of a feather at least. The Independent reports that the twentieth century’s…

Climate kamikaze

26 May 2010 17:10

Several months ago, European leaders went to Copenhagen to save the planet. China, India and Brazil on the other hand…

A welcome return of defence diplomacy

14 March 2010 16:43

Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox has given an interview to the Sunday Express, where he talks about overcoming a sense…

Hague’s modern Realism

11 March 2010 18:02

In a splurge of activity, William Hague gave both an interview to the FT and another foreign policy speech at…

Future foreign policy

3 March 2010 13:33

If the Tories win power (still a big “if” these days), William Hague will walk into King Charles Street, be…

Wanted: The Hague Doctrine

1 March 2010 12:29

Out of the conference hall, and back on to the campaign trail, it would nice to see the Tories talking…

Much to do if Britain is to manufacture its way out of trouble

16 February 2010 15:33

The City had hoped that Britain would export its way out of trouble. Dream on City Boys: Britain’s trade deficit…

The rebirth of history

11 February 2010 16:10

We have Francis Fukuyama writing a cover piece for us this week, revisiting his ‘End of History’ thesis. When he…

Not yet a post-American Europe

3 February 2010 11:04

I’m in Brussels where the only news is Obama’s cancellation of a trip to Madrid to join an annual EU-US…

Google poses Obama a problem

14 January 2010 19:14

Google’s decision to publicly confront the Chinese government over cyber attacks that have been hitting Google customers for the past…

Dealing with China in 2010

1 January 2010 12:52

The execution of Akmal Shaikh has brought China to our frontpages, and to the forefront of diplomatic thinking, as the…

Can you be pro-British and pro-European?

27 October 2009 12:00

Last night in a speech at the IISS, David Milliband laid out the case against the Tories’ Europe policy. As…

A new world order – don’t be silly

12 August 2009 13:57

Go to any international think-tank conference and you will hear one complaint repeated ad nauseam: the intenational system, built after…

Aung Sang Suu Kyi, a victim of the post-American world

11 August 2009 14:00

Today the Burmese junta convicted pro-democracy campaigner Aung Sang Suu Kyi to a further 18 months under house arrest after…

Lessons for 2012 from 1992

19 May 2009 13:15

John Huntsman’s decision to accept Obama’s invitation to serve as the US Ambassador to Beijing is, as James suggested, interesting…

Smoking To Recovery

6 May 2009 13:21

Good and bad news from China: A Chinese county has rescinded a rule urging its government workers to smoke more…