South Africa's dilemma in the Belt and Road Initiative: Losing Africa for China?
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) delivers a final blow to South Africa’s foreign policy claim to be the gateway to the African continent. As China boosts its preferred Silk Road partners, it leaves South Africa at a loss for its very own foreign policy identity—and opens up a murkier future...
India is wary of the Chinese engagement with its neighbours
India's wariness towards China's Belt and Road Initiative comes with implications for New Delhi’s engagement with its neighbours. Sushant Singh, a partner of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in India, explains more.
Transparent governance starts with access to information
The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites attempt to curb citizens’ access to information on critical issues, in violation of their rights.
Beijing, Moscow, Washington – who has what to offer in Latin America?
Left-leaning political forces look for a counterbalance to US hegemony, while right-wing governments are driven by economic interests as much as by the arrogance of the US administration and the lack of attention from the European Union