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The Perception Gap in the THAAD Dispute: Causes and Solutions

November 22, 2018 | Zhao Tong, IISS PKU

This aims to analyze and compare respective perceptions toward the THAAD deployment in the United States, South Korea, and China, and promotes a more nuanced and balanced understanding of this complex issue in these countries.

New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

November 13, 2018 | Volker Stanzel (ed.), SWP

This piece argues that modern diplomacy is experiencing fundamental changes at an unprecedented rate, which affect the very character of diplomacy. These trends, reflecting general societal developments, should be absorbed by diplomacy and governance effo

The Myth of China’s Forced Technology Transfer

November 13, 2018 | Daniel Gros, CEPS

One of the chief complaints against China is that its trade practices rely on “forced technology transfer.” But this argues that the impact of this policy on both foreign companies and China's economy is vastly overestimated.

Taming Big Brother: G20 Push to Reform SOEs

November 8, 2018 | Amalina Anuar, RSIS

Attempts to reform global trade rules on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) should balance improving markets and development needs, but geopolitical rifts in the global trading system could obstruct progress.

1.5°C Too Soon: More Must Be Done

November 5, 2018 | Margareth Sembiring, RSIS

A recent IPCC report estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This piece explores if the report will lead to more ambitious and aggressive emission mitigation efforts.

Rethinking Policy in a Digital World

November 5, 2018 | Rohinton P. Medhora, CIGI

The digital era, marked by a shift toward intangibles, requires a rethinking of government policy in the application of technological developments to real-world problems and the distribution of the economic gains of innovation.