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Americas / Blog

US Spying Row: Decisions for Rousseff and Peña Nieto

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The decision by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to postpone her official state visit to Washington this October conveys that her country believes it is now able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the world’s most powerful nation. Brazilian pride has …

Asia / Blog

India and China: Neighbours not friends

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They are the two countries tipped to be superpowers – with China being the world’s second largest economy (GDP) and India being the 9th largest economy (GDP). China has a population of 1.3 billion and India has 1.2 billion – together they make up 35% of the world’s total population. They share …