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Sri Lankan President Upbeat About Debt Deal Amid Geopolitical Pressure

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe confirmed that Sri Lanka plans to announce a plan to deal with its domestic debt this week, in line with IMF benchmarks. In an interview with France24, he dismissed fears that China is delaying the process, after Chinese creditors didn’t join official debt talks in April. ...

Connecting the Dots: How China is Reshaping the Middle East Energy Economy and How the ME is Responding

The CEO of the massive state oil company Saudi Aramco told an industry gathering this week that large oil buys from China and India are keeping oil fundamentals “sound” for the remainder of 2023, despite price pressures among traditional clients. This comes ...

China-Pakistan Cooperation on Weapons, Border Construction: Reports

Press outlets in India are reporting that Chinese entities are working with the Pakistani army to build infrastructure along the de facto India-Pakistan border (known as the Line of Control), which runs through the disputed Kashmir region. Reports allege that Chinese ...

A Primer on the Escalating Tensions in the South China Sea

The South China Sea is one of the world's most strategically vital maritime zones where more than $5 trillion of trade passes through each year -- a whopping 60% of the globe's total maritime commerce. It's also the epicenter of an ...