Articles by Ricardo Carvalho

The World in October 12 to 18

COVID Update All over the world, the pandemic is resurging. The heavy quarantine measures that were set in place in the first half of 2020 are currently seen as excessive, and political discourses are conditioned…


The World in October 5 – 11

Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan After violent protests in the capital Bishkek, resulting in 1 dead and 590 injured, electoral results in Kyrgyzstan were annulled. As a result of the confrontations, president Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who still remains…


BRI: History of the Silk Road

In the next 3 Tuesdays, we’ll be publishing a series of articles addressing the Belt and Road Initiative, placing the project in a historical context and analyzing its application in practice. The BRI, as its…


The World in September 28 – August 4

Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict Developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where confrontations had already made themselves noticed in July, resulting in 16 deaths, threaten to break regional stability. After weeks in which the conflict threatened…



The World in September 14-20

US-China relations and the WTO In a context where investment levels between China and the US are at their lowest in the last 9 years, the US Commerce Department prohibited transactions on WeChat and TikTok,…


Author in review: Tim Marshall

One of the authors that has made himself noticed in the field of international politics is Tim Marshall. Journalist by trade, with a long career that includes a presence during the conflict in the former…


The World in September 7-13

Brexit again U-Turn in the Brexit process, with threats from the British government of jeopardizing the finalized exit deal of less than a year ago. By introducing legislation that aims to eliminate the legal force…


The Chinese Economic Transition, part II

This article is the continuation of The Chinese Economic Transition, published on August 20. It was during the Nixon term that the USA decided to approach China, following the tense relationship that was in place…