Analysis Brief

Zambia's Vote: The China Issue

Zambia’s elections have sparked a heated debate over the presence of Chinese-owned businesses in the country. Incumbent Levy Mwanawasa wins reelection, but opposition protests continue amid Michael Sata's demand for a recount.

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Analysis Brief

Shrugging Off Sanctions

The UN Security Council has barred member states from supplying North Korea with missile parts in response to recent tests. The country with the most leverage in North Korea—China—has mostly buffered Pyongyang from strong action but could be losing patience with its neighbor.

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