China’s Ukraine predicament

By Aki Elborzi|June 27, 2023|International Relations|

Despite China’s refusal to condemn Russia, its role is indispensable for a settlement of the ongoing tragedy as its leverage over Moscow has considerably increased since Russia got bogged down in Ukraine after its botched invasion, Gilbert Achar argues.

The G-7 steps up pressure on China

By Aki Elborzi|June 24, 2021|Politics|0 comments

The recent G7 summit ended with a series of rebukes for China’s actions in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, as well as grand plan to counter the Belt and Road Initiative, writes Duncan Bartlett.

Is there still a Middle Way?

By Aki Elborzi|May 13, 2021|Politics|0 comments

Does a ‘middle way’ approach to diplomacy exist in the era of the ‘wolf warrior’? John Gittings cites the example of veteran Chinese diplomats who continue to advocate moderation.