Mar. 29, 2021 9:17 AM
Dan Banik speaks with Folashadé Soulé on why some high-level summits are more attractive to African leaders than others and how African policymakers can negotiate better deals with China.
16. feb. 2021 10:41
– Forrige ukes presidentvalg i lille Ecuador kan ha markert et skille i Latin-Amerika. Landet trekkes mellom Beijing og Washington, og mellom bevaring og rasering av natur, skriver Benedicte Bull.
2. okt. 2020 09:41
– Norge må ta tydelige standpunkter fra sak til sak, med ulike allierte i Nord og i Sør, skiver Bull og Aguirre.
27. juli 2020 14:20
— Siden 1959 har Den inter-amerikanske utviklingsbanken (IDB) vært den viktigste kilden til utviklingsfinansiering for de fattigste landene i Latin-Amerika. I alle disse årene har det vært en hevdvunnet, uskreven regel at bankens øverste leder skulle være fra et latinamerikansk land. Men nå kan den 60-årige styringstradisjonen stå for fall, skriver Bull.
27. juli 2020 10:17
Latin-Amerika er ikke bare episenteret for koronapandemien, men står også midt i en politisk storm mellom USA og Kina. Det kan få store konsekvenser for hvordan regionen kommer seg ut av koronakrisa, skriver Bull.
8. juni 2020 11:56
– A good example is that of coal fired power plants. Although supporters claim that coal is the “cleanest least costly option”, many wonder why Africa should construct such projects when coal is being phased out in large parts of the world, writes Banik.
30. apr. 2020 12:08
In times of crises, we tend to rally around our leaders, our community, our family and our country. Concerns for the rest of the world may take a back seat while we concentrate on resolving immediate problems closer to home, writes Banik.
20. apr. 2020 13:38
China's role and influence will only increase in a post-Covid19 world, writes Banik.
14. apr. 2020 11:56
– Koronakrisen har midlertidig skadet Kinas omdømme. Men landet vil forbli en ledende aktør i fremtiden, skriver Banik.
3. feb. 2020 11:14
China’s response to the epidemic is not only a reaction to a mounting health crisis, but also a projection of the strength of its regime and its preferred approaches to development and governance. The censorship of public debate and social media, for instance, can be viewed in some quarters as an effective tool for limiting the spread of rumors and prevent widespread panic, writes Puyvallée and Banik.
1. nov. 2019 14:21
— While there has been considerable attention on Beijing’s and New Delhi’s motives and interests, Russia’s footprint on the continent has received less attention, writes Banik.
17. okt. 2019 10:44
— Will the traditionally powerful actors of the Global North will be able to reassert their dominance in this new and fast-changing global landscape? asks Banik.
Oct. 10, 2019 1:39 PM
Addressing the challenges of climate disruption, international migration, pandemics, violent conflicts and poverty eradication require increased collaboration across national borders. The growth of nationalism and protectionist policies are, however, forcing many to rethink well-established understandings of the benefits of globalization. With the United States backtracking on previously negotiated agreements on climate, and signalling its desire to cut foreign aid, China has emerged as one of the strongest champions of globalization.
July 3, 2019 10:21 AM
Large parts of the African continent continue to face an acute shortage of energy. Hundreds of millions of people do not have any access to electricity. And the few that do enjoy access to the grid, are often not guaranteed continued power supply throughout the day. As governments struggle to boost power generation, they are increasingly being forced to make hard decisions and address numerous tradeoffs.
Aug. 9, 2018 5:02 PM
A persistent complaint among many developing country leaders is the poor state of their roads and how the international community appears reluctant to invest in infrastructure development. China has the solution, or so it claims. Launched in 2013, the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, estimated to cost over $5 trillion, aims at global investments in transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, logistics, energy, and oil and gas. But will it help promote the SDGs? And is it all win-win?