Building a better global architecture for international development cooperation after the COVID-19 pandemic The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it unleashed around the world coincided with the beginning of the period that the world leaders dubbed
The “polycrisis” triggered by COVID-19 is a turning point. This polycrisis presents itself as a global health crisis, but it is overlaid with challenges that already existed before COVID-19. These include increasing global inequalities, migration issues, increasing social struggles, primacy
Wir befinden uns inmitten einer großen Zäsur, die sich darauf auswirkt, wie wir die Welt sehen und unsere Rolle darin verstehen. Die COVID-19 Pandemie ist ein Anstoß eines globalen Transformationsprozesses, in dem sich vieles neu ordnet und zusammensetzt. Dieser Moment
German Version An unserer Welt rüttelt es. Schauen wir nach oben, sehen wir eine Klimakatastrophe. Beim Rundumblick in die Welt sehen wir immense humanitäre Herausforderungen, wir sehen grassierende Ungleichheiten und Konflikte. Wir erkennen, dass unsere Welt vernetzt, komplex und umkämpft
A couple of weeks after arriving in the US, I realized how naive americans are about China and this new world order. In most conversations, China was this big white elephant in the room. Everyone could see it, no one
Six years into implementation, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is recognized for its sloganeering on creating super connectivity corridors in the energy and transport sectors. The narrative is built around how China imparts its infrastructure success in countries where it
Concerned about China’s escalating influence beyond Western Pacific, Japan and India have come up with ways to complicate China’s strategic calculus and to maintain a multipolar world. This Japan-India collaboration has given birth to the Indo-Pacific alliance.
The Visegrad countries are considered to be part of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region, which appeared to be high on the Chinese political agenda in the recent few years. But the interest of China seems overvalued.
Envisaged by the Chinese government as an initiative to create a win-win cooperation for all countries involved, the Belt and Road Initiative is unprecedented in its scope, aim and funding. However, the project has also received a score of criticisms.