An examination of who benefits more from the demotion of Bo Xilai. Wen Jiabao, the Prime Minister, is a victor, but Hu Jintao, the Party leader, appears to have the whip hand. Look out for more fireworks at the top in China.
Archive for April, 2012
An examination of the present polices of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. It is losing popularity. It needs to reach out to other movements and groups to build a broad coalition to rule the country.
An examination of the position of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. He favours political and economic reform. However entrenched interests are preventing this at present. Elections in October will decide the future of China.
Mata Hurry writes from New Delhi: It would seem, that for a few brief moments, ominous clouds gathered over India’s economic horizon on 25 April, when the international rating agency S&P assessed India’s long-term sovereign credit rating. The agency stated that there was a “one-in-three likelihood of a downgrade if the external position continues to deteriorate, growth prospects diminish, or progress on fiscal reforms remains slow in a weakened political setting,” Economic growth fell to 6.9 per cent in the [...]
An examination of the reasons behind the decision by the Bavarian government to republish Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf (My Strugge). It is a risky venture and may lead to legitimising his views on Germany’s future.
This article tells the story of how The Times was sold to Lord Thomson of Fleet. Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister of the day, agreed providing the paper supported his nationalisation programme. But who sold the paper to Rupert Murdoch in 1981?
An examination of the conflict between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. It is over oil. Most of it is in the south but the oil pipelines go through the north. Can China find a solution which satisfies both sides?
If Only Hacks Went After Blair With The Same Gusto As After Murdoch.
A sarcastic look at how the guilty verdict in the case of Charles Taylor may have played down in the Bush and Blair households.
An examination of the extraordinary ramifications of the Bo Xilai case. The revelations are breathtaking and reveal the deployment of raw power in China. Can one believe what has been said about Bo? Probably not.