Gabriele Giovannini

South Eastern Asia
At the heart of the Asian century

Singapore is one of the political and economic success stories of the 20th century. Now, with the US-China rivalry heating up, it is perfectly placed to mediate between the two geopolitical giants.

China's shadowy moves
Gateway to China

In less than a decade China has expanded its cultural influence through the establishment of Confucius Institutes – not only in neighboring countries, but especially in distant lands that promise to be potential trade partners. 

New frontiers
­­­Myanmar’s time

After decades of exclusion from the process of economic development and globalization that has transformed the rest of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is poised to join its already modernized neighbors.