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The “Great Recession” vs the “Great Lockdown”

Along with massive consequences for public health, the global pandemic has taken a toll on the world economy. Due to mandatory lockdowns, economic activity has been all but crippled, barring the operations of most of non-essential businesses.

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Selcuk Colakoglu: “A Future Russia-China-Turkey Bloc Is Unlikely”

Given the different and often conflicting agendas, a future Russia-China-Turkey bloc is unlikely but three countries continue to use each other as leverage in their economic and foreign affairs

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Report: EU And US Should Restore Cooperation In Eastern And Southeastern Europe

A recent Carnegie Europe report argues that the EU and US should work to restore cooperation after years of distance under the Trump Administration. By doing so, they may better position themselves to promote democracy and rebuild influence in the face of disruptive actors such as Russia, China, and Turkey.

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Srecko Latal: Biden’s Victory Brings New Opportunities And Old Risks For The Balkans

An arena for global power games for centuries, the Balkans has yet again become the site of geopolitical competition with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Familiar Scene: Protests and Police Brutality in Hong Kong

Each attempt by the Chinese government to increase its control over Hong Kong has triggered grassroots anti-China, pro-democracy movements that draw the attention of foreign powers

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Brookings: China-U.S. Tension Expected to Escalate

A latest analysis of Brooking Institutions by Ryan Hass says China-U.S. tensions will likely to escalate amidst changing nature of their relations and China’s greater ambitions

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Could India be an Alternative to China?

Recent international pressures placed on China during and before the COVID-19 pandemic could stand to benefit India’s geopolitical position and economic development, albeit it at a potential cost.

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COVID-19 and the Past and Future of Pandemics

The novel coronavirus will cause diverse systemic changes across the globe, but it isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last pandemic to threaten life as we know it

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China’s Investments in Israel Reflect its Grand Strategy

China’s rapprochement with geopolitically strategic Israel is a result of Beijing’s aims to enhance its reputation while weakening the US’s alliances.

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COVID-19: Balkans Once Again a ‘Playground’ for Foreign Powers

The Balkans, one of the regions most ill-prepared for the Coronavirus pandemic, have become a springboard from which global powers attempt to promote their international and domestic political agendas as the West is late to offer a helping hand