US-China Relations

Backgrounder: Joe Biden on China

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited Ronald Reagan during a familiarization tour of naval facilities in the San Diego area. Ronald Reagan is preparing for its upcoming deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean later this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Briana C. Brotzman/Released), modified, US Navy, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_090514-N-2344B-204_Vice_President_Joe_Biden_addresses_the_crew_of_the_Nimitz-class_aircraft_carrier_USS_Ronald_Reagan_(CVN_76).jpg

Examining the presidential candidate’s record on China for clues on the possible future of US-China relations.

Invisible Warfare: NATO and the Geopolitical Storm on the Market Economy Horizon

cc Flickr Chairman of the Joint Chief, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

NATO states face a multitude of threats that transcend the military realm, and its high time that the Alliance’s planners took notice.

TikTok and the Need for a Declaration of Digital Rights

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The ongoing TikTok saga in the United States highlights the growing need for a ‘declaration of digital rights.’

Shifting Geopolitics Make US Leadership More Important than Ever

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Emerging challenges in the new geopolitical context need more, not less, US leadership and trans-Atlantic cooperation.

US-China Relations under a Biden Presidency

Vice President Biden toasts China President Xi Jinping at a state dinner, cc US State Department, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Biden_Raises_a_Toast_in_Honor_of_Chinese_President_Xi.jpg

A reset of the US-China bilateral relationship could be a step too far, even for the self-styled ‘back-to-normal’ candidate.

Rise of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific?

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Asia rallying support for the Quad, with mixed results.

Taking Cover: Chinese Capital & The EU

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As COVID-19 recedes, it will be buying season for cash-flush Chinese state and semi-state corporations in Europe – but only if the authorities allow it.

The “Decoupling” We Really Need

cc U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist Flickr, modified, The American and Chinese flags stand at center table shortly before Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter welcomes Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army Cai Yingting of China to a meeting at the Pentagon, August 23, 2012. (DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)

COVID-19 has demonstrated that the Chinese Communist Party, not trade with China, is the real threat to US interests and global stability.

Middle Powers in Great Power Rivalries: The Case of the Philippines

cc Flickr Official U.S. Navy Page, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Conducts Flight Operations during RIMPAC 2016

Examining the Philippines’ role as a middle power amidst growing US-China competition.

China Pops Up on the NATO Threat Radar

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How does China fit into NATO’s strategic planning?

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