• Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    The New York Times, 24 December 2012

    Russia and China seem very different sorts of countries. One is a pseudo-democracy with an economy dependent on natural-resource exports; the other is a one-party state and the world’s manufacturing superpower.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 23 August 2012

    Burma's rulers could not modernise its economy unless the EU lifted sanctions. But the EU insisted on political reform, which is now happening.

  • Policy brief by Charles Grant, 13 June 2012

    Japan fears China's growing strength and increasingly assertive foreign policy. Japan has responded by strengthening alliances with the US and other maritime powers.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    The International Herald Tribune, 16 April 2012

    Many problems cannot be solved without international co-operation, yet "multilateralism" — the system of international institutions and rules intended to promote the common good — appears to be weakening.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 02 April 2012

    Can the 'reset' between Russia and the US survive the return to the presidency of Vladimir Putin? Probably not, given the number of divisive issues.

  • Report by Charles Grant, 29 February 2012

    Will the 'multipolar' world have strong international institutions, or will balance-of-power politics prevail? The attitudes of Russia and China will be crucial.

  • Report by Dmitri Trenin, 13 February 2012

    Beijing and Moscow share the goal of curbing US power, but will not become allies. Moscow rejects a junior role, while China sees Russia as a fading power.

  • Report by Katinka Barysch, 16 November 2011

    China is challenging Russia's traditional dominance over Central Asia's oil and gas. The EU can help the Central Asian countries to prevent losing out in a new 'great game'.