The Great Civilisational Divergence – What can the history of civilisations teach us about the rise of modern China?

The following article was written by Aleksa Andrejevic. Aleksa studies History and International Relations at the University of Liverpool Hope and is a guest writter for The Political. ‘I am Emperor, my descendants will be numerous. From the second generation to the ten thousand, my line will not end.’ These are the very words of …

What could the Navalny case change for Russia?

Since 17 January, more than 10,000 people have been arrested by the Russian authorities for taking part in demonstrations and political actions related to the Navalny case. This significant deployment of silovikis (law enforcement agencies) may seem impressive at first glance. But what does such use of repressive forces mean? Is the Kremlin that intimidated …

The Trump/Kim 2019 Hanoi Summit and a critic of modern US diplomacy

The United-States President Donald Trump met DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) President Kim Jong Un for a second two-day Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27-28 February 2019. The Hanoi Summit is a follow up to the Singapore Summit, 12 June 2018, which was a historic moment in the US/DPRK tensed diplomatic history. The Singapore Summit …