International Relations


Bernie Sanders from the Perspective of… China?

Whether we are referring to the 2016 election, when Hillary Clinton ended up being chosen as the Democratic Nominee rather than Bernie Sanders or to the 2020 one, where pretty much a repeat occurred, with the mainstream moderate candidate Joe Biden being on the receiving end of advantages brought about not necessarily by his own


Does China Consider Joe Biden a “Desirable” President?

This much is certain: while many Americans are quick to dismiss Joe Biden as yet another “mainstream” candidate who wants to do little more than preserve the status quo due to his let’s say centrist allure (compared to both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two candidates who have made disrupting the system the focal point


China in a Possible Global Supply Chain Complexity Reduction Scenario

Regardless of how you feel with respect to the medical dimension of the coronavirus or, more specifically, covid-19 situation, there is no denying that it has unleashed consequences that are impossible to ignore when it comes to the economic dimension. In light of the fact that the team does not consist of epidemiologists or


Is the Trade War Good or Bad for China?

The trade war between the United States and China seemed to be all you heard about in 2018 and the beginning of 2019. Although it has taken a backseat to several more pressing issues that have come up recently, this figurative war is still raging. As a trade war between the world’s two largest economies


Just How Dependent Is China on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?

Time and time again, headlines surrounding various points of tension between the United States and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pop up, with experts fervently commenting on one aspect or another of this equation but oftentimes ignoring the elephant in the room: the fact that at this point in time and most likely


Will PIIGS Fly? China’s Relationship With Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain

Few things scare markets more than deflationary crashes such as the 2007-2008 Great Recession but sovereign default scenarios most definitely do. Why? Simply because the status quo in terms of public discourse revolved around sovereigns being foolproof for an extended period of time, with occasional “Twilight Zone” situations such as ultra-vulnerable nations like Spain (which


China – UAE (United Arab Emirates) Relations Under the Microscope

Established back in 1984, it should come as any surprise to those familiar with let’s call them geopolitical realities that China – UAE relations have developed in a straightforward and positive manner, with the two pillars of this evolution being represented by the fact that: The trade dimension makes sense, with China for example being


China and Canada: Human Rights vs. Trade?

Trade with China has represented enough of an interest for Canada that even back in 1961, Canada’s prime minister at that point (John Diefenbaker) granted Canadian farmers access to China’s significant market despite the fact that diplomatic relations had not yet been established. As was the case with pretty much every other nation, diplomatic relations


The China – Mexico – United States Triangular Relationship: 1/5 of Worldwide Commerce and the Story Behind It

From many perspectives, China and Mexico can be considered competitors, especially when it comes to their goal of securing as much in terms of US market share for their exports as possible. Needless to say, it would be a “bit” of an understatement to point out that Mexico is highly dependent on the United States,


China and Thailand: A Pillar of ASEAN Stability?

For a very extended period of time, Siam/Thailand managed to figure out ways to effectively preserve its independence, primarily by appeasing the strongest powers of the time. Up until the 1850s, this strategy revolved around appeasing China due to it most definitely being the elephant in the room. As of that point and until the