Ramon Pacheco Pardo

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Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Ramon Pacheco Pardo is a Lecturer in the Department of European & International Studies at King's College London, where he is also an Associate of the Lau China Institute.

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Obama wins, China rejoices

It is easy to imagine the collective sigh of relief among Chinese elites following confirmation of Barack Obama’s re-election as President of the United States of America. For Obama’s first term in office has been marked by improved bilateral relations, increased cooperation at the global level, and no major problems between the US and China...

China and Europe’s debt: help, at a price

“We have repeated our willingness to extend a helping hand and increase our investment,” said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao when talking recently about the EU’s sovereign debt crisis. But Beijing’s largesse may have some strings attached. China wants the EU to make political concessions in return for its capital...

The EU and the new Libya: high stakes, low expectations

The time has come to rebuild Libya. However, do not expect the EU to play a significant role. With Muammar Gheddafi losing his 42-year grip on the North African country, it is now up to Libyans to shape their country...

The G8 and the EU meet the Arab Spring

Twenty billion dollars sounds like a lot of money. Well, it is not when you need to rebuild the economies of two middle-income countries, when several multilateral organizations are vying to manage that money, and when not all of the funds are likely to be delivered anyway...

Egypt in Chinese eyes

It’s the economy, stupid. Chinese leaders are probably thinking along these lines after witnessing what could well be the beginning of a democratic transition process in Egypt...

Reading the future: not our job

Political science is in crisis. This is the message that Marta Dassù conveys in a recent article in which she laments the failure of political scientists to predict the Egyptian crisis - or for that matter the collapse of the Soviet Union twenty years ago...

Beijing and the euro crisis: China’s Vice Premier comes to town

Li Keqiang, First Vice Premier of China, is widely tipped to become one of the top figures in his country’s government when the fifth generation of leaders replaces the current one at the 18th Party Congress in 2012. Last week Li toured the EU, delivering a bag of economic goodies to Germany, the UK and Spain...

The Republican midterm victory: defeat for Europe?

In Europe, the 2008 election of Barack Obama was greeted with undisguised joy as a major change of course. For few EU leaders, let alone citizens, were fond of George W. Bush. The election of Obama helped many Europeans rediscover their love for the United States, lost after Democratic President Bill Clinton left office in 2001...

La Cina vista dall'Australia: i vantaggi economici offuscano il quadro generale?

Il 21 agosto gli australiani si sono recati alle urne per eleggere il nuovo governo. L'esito delle elezioni è rimasto incerto per diversi giorni, perché né il partito laburista né la coalizione liberale/nazionalista erano riusciti ad ottenere la maggioranza assoluta, e sono stati costretti a negoziare con altri eletti per poter formare una maggioranza di governo...

And the winner is… East Asian integration!

With the world clawing back from the deepest global economic crisis since the Great Depression, the time is coming to assess whether anyone has gained from the wreckage caused by the bursting of asset bubbles in several countries...