Is Cold War Necessary for NATO Survival?

By Hichem Karoui CGTN Beijing (Editor: Tong Xinxin)  2017-04-16   Welcoming the NATO deployment to Poland on April 13, President Andrzej Duda said the alliance’s military presence would help deter attacks on his country. In Washington, President Donald Trump said NATO “is no longer obsolete,” a reversal from a […]

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April in the DPRK. What will 2017 hold?

by Hichem Karoui    CGTN Beijing (Editor: Li Kun)  2017-04-14 April is a special month in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). April 15 is the Day of the Sun, and this year, the nation celebrates its 105th birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung. Hundreds of foreign […]

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Book Review: The Political Algebra of Global Value

This Book review is authored by Andras Tetenyi, Corvinus University of Budapest; in Society and Economy, 37 (2015), 4, pp.543-554.      Click to download PDF :http://www.hichemkaroui.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Political-Algebra-review.pdf

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Forthcoming: On China and the Arabs

History, Conflict Management, Strategy and Trade Co-authored by: Gafar A. Karar and Hichem Karoui   Contents: Preface 1- Arab and Chinese Centuries on the Silk Roads (618-907AD). 2- China Approach Towards Conflicts :Darfur Conflict as a Case Study. 3- On the road to the New Silk Road: China-GCC Strategic Dialogue […]

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U.S. in Chinese perception

Hichem Karoui   Published initially on CGTN ( Editor: Tong Xinxin)  2017-04-07 In 1936, Mao Zedong chose an American writer, Edgar Snow, to write his first biography. In the summer of 1944, while the war with Japan was raging across China, Mao received at his base in Yan’an a […]

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Closer China-Saudi Arabia Ties

All eyes on Saudi King Salman’s China visit in anticipation of major agreements By Hichem Karoui | Beijing Review (March 2017) King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia pays his first state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the talks between the two leaders are […]

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Liberal opposition could thwart THAAD

by Hichem Karoui The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye by the National Assembly in December 2016 opened the Korean political scene to manifold uncertainties. The Constitutional Court will have to examine the impeachment motion, but the belief that Ms. Park will be legally removed, is prevailing. Meanwhile, the prime minister, […]

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The Fallout from the Iran Nuclear Deal

Will the United States recalibrate its policy toward Iran? By Hichem Karoui | Beijing Review- NO. 9 MARCH 2, 2017   While the former U.S. administration was perceived by its Arab allies in the Gulf as prioritizing an appeasement deal with Iran, the new administration is coming back to the old […]

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Shanghai Communique as relevant today as 45 years ago

by Hichem Karoui Why four sentences – just 75 words – make up one of the most important statements in international relations and helped lay the foundation for our modern world. “The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one […]

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France and China, a winning partnership

From: CGTN Hichem Karoui French media platforms commenting on the visit of Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to Beijing on February 21-23 emphasized the need for both countries to cooperate in fighting against the rise of “protectionism.” Some associated the visit of the French PM to an attempt at rallying China […]

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