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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China deserves credit for sending island dispute to UN

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power applauds China's move to send the Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan to the UN, and says history is on the Chinese side At last someone has done something sensible ... of Japan's history. China is not an aggressive power and has been more put-upon than most countries. Professor Odd Arne Westad of the London School of Economics writes in his new incisive book, ...

  2. Africa's awakening stirs China and India

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The purchase of a 20 per cent stake in South Africa's highly successful Standard Bank by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the biggest foreign direct ... with Africa. As the Financial Times reported, it 'is evidence that China is looking for a deeper relationship'. For ICBC, this is an important step in its quest to become a global bank. Its ...

  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology eyes market in Australia

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Mainland wind-turbine maker seeks projects amid government push on renewable energy Goldwind eyes expanding power market in Australia Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, China's largest wind-turbine maker, is studying new projects to take advantage of Australia's 2020 renewable energy target. Australia is set to install as much as 8,000 megawatts ...

  4. History of world wars unlikely to repeat itself

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Will historians 100 years hence look at the beginning of the 21st century, much as we look at the end of the 19th, and say: 'Unfortunately the peace and prosperity ... involving the most powerful industrialised countries, capable of destruction far and wide, is much less likely than it has ever been. Unlike in previous ages, neither economic, religious nor ...

  5. Democracies on the back foot around the world

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power After the surge, are we losing the fight? The fight for democracy, that is. For 15 years I have watched, fascinated, curious and exulted, as the New York-based organisation, ... Sixty-four per cent of the world's population live in countries that are either 'free' or 'partly free'. If we exclude China, only 18 per cent of the world's people live ...

  6. America needs a new concept: humility

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power At her Senate confirmation hearing last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was harping on an old theme. She said her top international principle ... in the United States,' a British diplomat once told me. 'Everywhere else, one reads about American arrogance and unilateralism.' And this was said before George W. Bush came to power. Sad ...

  7. A golden opportunity for President Obama

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Richard Haass, the former US State department official in Republican governments, observes in his recent book, The Opportunity, that the time has never been better for an organisation of great powers to bring peace and stability to the world. For the first time in a very long time, the major nations are not engaged in a struggle for dominance. A Barack Obama presidency ...

  8. Ignorant warmongers retrace the steps of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Does America know what a dangerous game its leaders are playing? Does it know its history? And do the leaders of Europe, who should be a brake on American determination, go ... with barely a diplomatic thought. The issues were there: whether or not Austrian power could prevail in Italy; the degree of influence Russia was allowed to enjoy in the Ottoman empire; the balance ...

  9. In the firing line

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... The next US president must rein in America's formidable military-industrial complex, writes Jonathan Power Whoever wins the American presidency in November will come up hard against ... a sizeable section of the press that historically has been easily seduced by the argument for an all-powerful America, and too many academics, who should know better, who have been showered ...

  10. Market forces

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... The solution to most of the world's current food shortages is just a harvest away, writes Jonathan Power Finally, a voice from the UN is saying something sensible about the world food ... hungry', it is not such a severe event. In terms of real prices, the increase is not as high as it seems; in terms of the rise of consumer buying power over the past 34 years, it is not biting so ...




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