Gabriel Gavin

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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Pompeo tours Sri Lanka and the Maldives – frontiers in the US-China struggle for influence

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Friday, 16 October 2020

President Biden can’t afford to throw out Trump’s foreign policy playbook

Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been controversial, erratic and, in many cases, a success. From his predecessor, Barack Obama, he …

By Gabriel Gavin

Monday, 5 October 2020

Kamchatka – a new ecological crisis could turn the tide in Russia’s environment debate

An unprecedented environmental emergency appears to be unfolding in Russia’s Far East. Wildlife organisations have expressed concern after footage emerged …

By Gabriel Gavin

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Yoshihide Suga: Japan’s new Prime Minister is taking on the post-War status quo

It’s often said that the Japanese aren’t fond of outsiders. The otherwise underwhelming sight of me walking out of a …

By Gabriel Gavin

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is one fight too many for Putin

It hasn’t been an easy year for Vladimir Putin. He has seen his country’s economy battered by an unprecedented oil …

By Gabriel Gavin

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Imperilled Putin is overextended abroad and on the backfoot in Belarus

If you look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes, you can see his soul. At least, that’s what George W Bush said …

By Gabriel Gavin

Friday, 11 September 2020

It’s the end of the line for Germany’s two-track foreign policy

The writing is on the wall for Angela Merkel. The German Chancellor has been celebrated by many as the last …

By Gabriel Gavin

Friday, 4 September 2020

The Balkans are becoming China’s highway into Europe

China isn’t often credited with bringing countries together. But, in Croatia, that is exactly what is happening. Since the breakup …

By Gabriel Gavin

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Russia has opposition to Putin – but it’s anything but liberal

In 2019, Vladimir Putin declared that liberalism had “become obsolete.” Pointing to global populist movements rallying against migration and multiculturalism, …

By Gabriel Gavin