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Guang: China and the United States ‘Do Not Have Strategic Conflicts’ in Africa

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Guang: China and the United States ‘Do Not Have Strategic Conflicts’ in Africa

Yang Guang, director of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says that China and the United States “do not have strategic conflicts” in Africa. He notes that Chinese companies are attracted to the improved investment environment in Africa, but they make up only a fraction of total investment on the continent.


By CFR, USA.


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Returning to Realism

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Returning to Realism

The Bush administration enters its final year with a show of support for democratically challenged allies ruling Pakistan, Egypt, and Ethiopia. To some, the reality appears far removed from President Bush’s second inaugural vow to “encourage reform in other governments by making clear that success in our relations will require the decent treatment of their own people.” But a number of analysts see this as a natural return to foreign policy realism in which U.S. interests in spreading democracy must be balanced by security concerns.


By CFR, USA.


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Rudd Changes the Aussie Guard

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Rudd Changes the Aussie Guard

The conservative four-term Prime Minister John Howard, one of Washington’s most reliable allies, was swept from power Saturday by Kevin Rudd, the reformist leader of the Labor Party. Rudd's victory, with well over 50 percent of the vote (BBC), comes as Australia is experiencing a significant demographic shift due to a major influx of Asian ethnic groups into the population.


By CFR, USA.


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