May 31, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, the Chinese government and Chinese corporations are seemingly seeking to present an alternative to U.S. global leadership by donating financial support and medical equipment to afflicted countries.
Feb 16, 2021
In Beijing’s view, the East is rising while the West is declining. U.S. democracy appears weak compared to the Chinese governance system due to domestic issues, including the COVID-19 response. China is ready to defend its interests and its power.
Sep 29, 2016

This piece highlights China's increasingly confident behavior on the international stage, which is raising the prospect of a direct confrontation with the U.S. This paper analyzes the domestic and international triggers of this new assertiveness.

Sep 06, 2016

This blog points out that it is rare to see a U.S. ally come out so strongly on the Chinese side of the South China Sea issue. However, Saudi Arabia has been deepening its relations with China mainly because it is a critical market for Saudi Arabia's oil.

Jul 21, 2016

This paper contrasts how the world perceives China’s cyber activity and how China views its own behavior. The paper concludes that the discrepancy between the two is causing China to be scapegoated.

Sep 20, 2016

This piece argues that the 2016 G20 Summit produced some significant achievements, particularly on combating climate change. Despite some disappointments, the G20’s importance cannot be denied.