To Out-Think Beijing, Washington Will Need to Adopt Visionary Planning

Feb 13, 2020

Sino-US relations have been a marriage of mutual economic convenience that worked rather well for both countries for several decades. What is commonly referred to as “Chimerica” — where China produces products and purchases American treasury bonds, and the US purchases Chinese products and...

How Effective Is China’s Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Feb 04, 2020

How Effective Is China’s Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?

“Less Lethal” Oppression: Gentler Than Bullets, But Still Deadly
Jan 30, 2020

“Less Lethal” Oppression: Gentler Than Bullets, But Still Deadly

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach
Jan 21, 2020

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy

Jan 13, 2020

Science and technology will become the lifeblood of the Chinese economy in this decade and will remain its lifeblood in the future. That is, in part, because China has become sufficiently advanced to be able to effectively compete with the US and other technological leaders in the West. It is also...

America vs. China: An Ideological Choice

America vs. China: An Ideological Choice

Jan 06, 2020

China’s incredible rise as a global power over the past 30 years has really only been possible because of the liberal world order that America helped create, which Beijing used to its maximum advantage. China has embedded itself into the world order economically, diplomatically, technologically,...

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

Jan 06, 2020

Guyana, home to just 750,000 people, is about to leap from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the world. The financial predators are circling, led by the Chinese. Guyana's inexperience, incompetence and lack of Western interest will hand the Chinese a valuable prey. Oil...

David Petraeus: It Doesn’t Pay to Bet Against Modern China

David Petraeus: It Doesn’t Pay to Bet Against Modern China

Dec 19, 2019

The US and China are the two biggest economies in the world. Over the decades, the two countries have been opponents, friends, frenemies and rivals. The US joined the European powers in the exploitation of China, opposed the spread of communism and fought Mao Zedong's young nation in Korea. This...

Western Dominance Is a Historical Aberration

Western Dominance Is a Historical Aberration

The TED website describes Kishore Mahbubani, a career diplomat from Singapore, as someone who “re-envisions global power dynamics through the lens of rising Asian economies.” This description is not just apt for Mahbubani but also for his new book, “Has the West Lost It?” The title may...

The New Age of Protest

The New Age of Protest

Oct 04, 2019

Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protesters chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the Environmental...

The Great Firewall of China

The Great Firewall of China

Sep 23, 2019

Over time, empires and nation-states have erected walls to protect their people and limit their interaction with the “outside world.” Now, walls are not only built in stone, but also in the digital world. For instance, while the Chinese were long shielded by the Great Wall, today they are...

Could Hong Kong Help Reshape the Future of China?

Could Hong Kong Help Reshape the Future of China?

Sep 13, 2019

Something didn’t quite add up.This past weekend, protestors were rallying outside the American embassy in Hong Kong. They were waving American flags. They were singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." One 24-year-old protester wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat. Some signs at the...

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic Genius, Arrogant Overreach or Something Else?

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic Genius, Arrogant Overreach or Something Else?

Sep 04, 2019

President Xi Jinping, the modern-day emperor of China, clearly has a deep sense of history. On September 8, 2013, he gave a speech at Nazarbayev University in Almaty at the invitation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Xi quoted a Chinese saying — “ near neighbor is better...

What Are the Long-Term Costs of the China-US Trade War?

What Are the Long-Term Costs of the China-US Trade War?

Aug 18, 2019

Dark times loom for the US economy in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s latest threat on August 1 to levy 10% tariffs on some $300 billion of imports from China. In response, China allowed the yuan to weaken against the dollar and thereby cushion the impact for Chinese exporters. In...

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