King Salman of Saudi Arabia recently wrapped up a four-week, five-country visit to Asia that highlighted the rapidly growing density and complexity of ties between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Asian states. Largely under the radar, these growing ties between the Gulf and Asia have the potential to reshape geopolitical patterns and relationships. The […]
Trump spent six hours with one of America’s biggest geo-political adversaries and suddenly everything’s cool.
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He may be an idiot but he’s doing better than the last handful of idiots.
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Once is chance, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action
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Every March, thousands of “people’s representatives” descend on Beijing to attend the liang-hui (or “double meeting”) sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC). Formally, these sessions are the pinnacle of decision-making in the People’s Republic of China and key pillars for the ruling regime’s claim to popular […]
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz began a month-long trip to Asia last week that has taken him to Malaysia and Indonesia, with stops in Japan, China and the Maldives to follow. Coming after high-level visits between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Chinese government officials, the king’s trip is a further indication of the deepening of […]
President Trump blames China’s trade policy for hurting U.S. exports — and U.S. jobs. But there’s another important piece to the China trade story: how its growing economic power may also influence the labor and environmental practices of its trade partners. Just how much do trading relationships shape domestic politics? Starting with the debates on […]
The Great Firewall of China, the vast hardware and software system the Chinese government uses to prevent access to certain Internet content, is often depicted as monolithic and Orwellian. Our research uses new online analysis methods and reveals serious cracks. Although extensive, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) system of control over online social interaction is quite […]
On Jan. 2, then President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a promise that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would not be allowed to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile armed with a nuclear bomb. In a second tweet, Trump complained that China “won’t help with North Korea.” On Feb. 12, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) […]