Interview – Carisa Nietsche

E-International Relations • Apr 3 2021 • Features

Carisa Nietsche considers Chinese and US foreign policy and their influence in Europe, as well as threats to democracy in the region.

Review – US Strategy in the Asian Century: Empowering Allies and Partners

Eerishika Pankaj • Mar 31 2021 • Features

Denmark’s timely book includes a full assessment of US allies and partners and proposes logical strategic shifts necessary for the US in response to a rising China.

Interview – Jon (Yuan) Jiang

E-International Relations • Mar 25 2021 • Features

Jon (Yuan) Jiang assesses Sino-Russian relations, the impact of the pandemic on the Belt and Road Initiative, and Austrialia’s potential involvement.

Cleaning Up China’s Air: The Effectiveness of the EEP Plan in Beijing

James R. Masterson and Jingwen Wu • Mar 23 2021 • Articles

While it is less clear what the exact causal mechanisms are that have led to the reduction in pollution, it is evident that policy-makers have been effective at improving Beijing’s air quality.

Opinion – The Biden Administration Confronts Peak China

Andrew Latham • Mar 22 2021 • Articles

The challenge facing Biden will be to figure out how to deal with a China that, like Germany in 1914 and Japan in 1941, sees its predominance slipping away just as it was nearly within its grasp.

Looking Back on ASEAN and Sino-US Rivalry in the Cold War

Wen-Qing Ngoei • Mar 9 2021 • Articles

ASEAN countries have front row seats to the Sino-US rivalry, though perhaps their say in regional affairs has increased from the Cold War years.

Opinion – Beijing’s Position on the Myanmar Coup

Debby S.W. Chan • Mar 6 2021 • Articles

Beijing’s stance on Myanmar is a stark contrast with Western democracies. It once again demonstrates a clash of international norms between China and the West.

Rebranding China’s Global Role: Xi Jinping at the World Economic Forum

Selim Öterbülbül • Feb 20 2021 • Articles

China’s grand strategy under Xi Jinping is heading in a more assertive direction, yet still preserving a defensive-oriented foundation.

The Role of the Maldives in the Indo-Pacific Security Space in South Asia

Athaulla A. Rasheed • Feb 9 2021 • Articles

Despite the Maldives being a small island state, it can influence regional power dynamics concerning India and China.

China’s Political Economy and the UK Post-Brexit

Kerry Brown • Feb 2 2021 • Articles

Never before has the difference between British and Chinese economic and geopolitical power been so great. Britain has more independence post-Brexit, but is also more exposed.

Opinion – Omens for US-Taiwan Relations in the Biden Administration

Whether the US can contain China’s rise will determine not only the fate of Taiwan and the regional security of East Asia but also the new global order.

Continuity and Change: China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea

Andrew Chubb • Jan 27 2021 • Articles

Skepticism is warranted regarding PRC claims that its assertiveness is a response to external provocations. What appears like a targeted move may be another step toward a stated long-term goal.

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