Borders and identities
“We intend to be kind to everyone. We have many friends. But just as importantly, we aspire to remain ourselves.”– Lee Kuan Yen (1923-2015), Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-1990)
(Source: Zajec 2016, 236).
Jacques Ancel - identité de coeur
The effects of globalisation are radically challenging our perception of the world. In order to respond effectively to current challenges, we must change our mindset, open up to the world, consider those around us and create a new global governance (Brown 2019; Foucher 2019).
The geopolitical transition is underway. China is not only an economic powerhouse, but also a global geopolitical force. Meant to revitalise the “Silk Roads”, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to control the strategic space in which world trade occurs. Inevitably, BRI is meant to shape future global trade routes, and whoever controls these routes will control the world....
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