May 1, 2018China
May 1, 2018—“One of the great paradoxes of China today,” writes eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy, “is Xi Jinping’s effort to position himself as a champion of globalization, while at th…
February 15, 2012China
Following the recent reelection of Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou, media outlets worldwide have speculated about the president’s economic posture in his second term: Will he continue to advance relati…
June 8, 2012Asia
Elizabeth Leader is a research associate for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. The visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to Southeast Asia last week reaffirmed the Obama adm…
May 17, 2018China
Elizabeth C. Economy discusses her forthcoming book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, which analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping.
April 4, 2018China
Perhaps President Trump will succeed in reducing the bilateral trade deficit with China simply by reducing bilateral trade.
May 16, 2018Nigeria
There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.
June 7, 2018Trade
The president has been clear about his protectionist views. Why didn’t anyone listen?
May 7, 2018Global
The Report Card on International Cooperation gives a dismal C- to international efforts to mitigate the world’s most pressing problems in 2017, the same grade given for 2016. The Council of Councils—…
June 7, 2018North Korea
In the context of resolving the North Korean nuclear challenge, Russia rarely makes the news. South Korea is the reverse image; China is the enabler; the United States is the tough guy; and Japan is …
June 8, 2018North Korea
A highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to take place in Singapore on June 12. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreig…