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July 9, 2018

China
Staff members set up Chinese and U.S. flags for a meeting between Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at the Ministry of Transport of China in Beijing, China April 27, 2018 U.S.-China Trade War: How We Got Here

Background reading for the trade war with China.

April 17, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs May June 2018 Cover A Global Report on the Decline of Democracy

“Centralization of power in the executive, politicization of the judiciary, attacks on indepen­dent media, the use of public office for private gain—the signs of democratic regression are well known…

April 21, 2016

Jennifer Harris Photo Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

April 21, 2016

Economics
Podcast War by Other Means book cover Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

March 28, 2018

China
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing. The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.

June 23, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
woman looks into a book You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals VI

This is the sixth blog post in this series. The previous five were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January and May 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings. This post was coau…

July 12, 2016

Philippines
Preserving a Rules-Based Order in the South China Sea

A UN tribunal’s ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China’s efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.

January 2, 2014

China
A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (R) shakes hands with a member of the VBSS team from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, September 17, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Courtesy Reuters) Erickson and Strange: No Substitute for Experience

This guest post is by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, and Austin Strange, a researcher for the College’s China Maritime Stu…

September 9, 2013

China
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang transits the Gulf of Aden prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill in the Gulf of Aden on September 17, 2012. (Aaron Chase, U.S. Navy/Courtesy Reuters) Erickson and Strange: Spring Training for the Big Leagues

I am delighted to introduce the first of a four-part blog series that will be running through December on the PLA Navy by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department …

November 30, 2012

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo Jennifer Lind: Japan, the Never Normal

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. For some reason…