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North Korea’s ‘Ranting And Raving’ Threatens China’s Strategic Interests

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North Korea’s strategic importance is not questioned by Chinese leaders. The Communist state’s geopolitical location is often overlooked by those Chinese analysts who suggest abandoning Kim’s regime. The truth is that the frequently erratic North Korean state is still useful to Beijing as it serves as an effective buffer. If North Korea were to fall and Kim dethroned in favor of a new political regime with a pro-Western orientation, this would pave the way for the United States to redeploy its forces in South Korea along the northeastern border of China, thus potentially generating a greater security threat when the mutual military trust between the U.S. and China would be at a low point.

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Maritime geostrategy – for small powers

Maritime geostrategy – for small powers | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it
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A few days go, Jonathan Holslag – a China watcher – attempted to fire a shot across the bows of small power thinking with an insightful working paper on European interests ‘East of Suez’

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The chinese's "Soft Power"

The chinese's "Soft Power" | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it

China’s internal restrictions undermine its efforts to build up its image and cultural influence... What China seems not to appreciate is that using culture and narrative to create soft power is not easy when they are inconsistent with domestic realities.

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The "chinese sea" or strategic roads to Asia

The "chinese sea" or strategic roads to Asia | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it

Asia is one part of the world that still has economic growth, and the American recovery depends on that continuing. The president is trying to establish various free-trade agreements with countries in the region.

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Customs Union, Ukraine to consider canceling mutual trade barriers by April

Customs Union, Ukraine to consider canceling mutual trade barriers by April | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it
Moscow - The Customs Union and Ukraine will consider removing mutual trade protection measures by April 2013, the Trade Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Andrei Slepnev told journalists after the first "dialog on trade issues"...
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Three interlocking triangles?

Three interlocking triangles? | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it

Triangles are recurring metaphors in politics. They capture the image of a dialectic tension (ideological, material) between two parties and the striving of a third one to exploit that contradiction to construct its own space. In a way, triangles are very European.

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Protectionism or China's new partner?

Protectionism or China's new partner? | Geostrategy and International Trade | Scoop.it

With extraordinary speed, China has become Brazil's most important economic partner: total trade between the two countries has risen 17-fold since 2002.

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