US-China Relations

US-China Trade Deal (March 9, 2019)

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Zac and Nick discuss whether the rumored terms of the US-China trade deal are a win for the Trump administration.

High-Tech Domination and the US-China Trade War: AI Is Cheapening Authoritarian Governance

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As a path to economic success and a way to cement its rule, AI represents a lucrative frontier for the Chinese Communist Party. So although Made in China 2025 might be forced to change its branding, the core of the policy isn’t going anywhere.

South China Sea Dispute: China

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In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.

Sino-Indian Relations: The Weak Point of the BRICS

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Unity among the BRICS countries will continue to be thwarted by longstanding geopolitical disputes.

President Trump and Taiwan Arms Sales

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With naked US-China acrimony looking like the new normal, will Taiwan finally get its game-changing arms package?

When Ping-Pong Saved the World

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History teaches us that sometimes it’s the human element that deescalates seemingly intractable international disputes.

Mending the Marriage: The Importance of Stabilizing US-China Relations

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The US-China bilateral relationship is too big to fail.

Xi Jinping, the Revered

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A newly empowered Xi Jinping is forcing US President Donald Trump to pick from the best of bad options.

America’s Chinese Headache in the Horn of Africa

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US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.

Interview: Edward Alden on Automation and the Future of Work

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We sit down with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the future of employment and the US economy.

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