Gaining influence in the region is about tools and techniques, not just the actors.
China is of growing importance to the UN system, and Beijing is aiming to capitalise on this influence at the world body.
Red flags should be flying about Beijing’s latest challenge to the international development agenda.
It’s time that Nouméa makes up its own mind on partners and friends when so many players have an opinion.
Once upon a time, parents in Central Asia sent their children to Moscow or St Petersburg for higher education. Now, some of them are opting... MORE
John Culver, a former U.S. diplomat, makes the case that framing China's options against Taiwan as being either peace or invasion is a dangerous oversimplification.... MORE