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May 1, 2018

China
Xi’s China Is More Authoritarian at Home and More Assertive Abroad, Argues Elizabeth Economy in New Book

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…

May 17, 2018

China
Play Chinese President Xi Jinping 'The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State' by Elizabeth C. Economy

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. 

May 1, 2018

China
The Third Revolution

Elizabeth Economy’s The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State argues that the intersection of Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian and controlling system at home and a more ambitious and activist foreign policy abroad—provides Beijing with new levers of influence and power that the United States and others must learn to exploit and counter in order to protect and advance their own interests.

March 22, 2018

China
Play President Xi Jinping Unrivaled Power: The Lifting of China’s Presidential Term Limits

Speakers discuss the proposed amendment to China’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely, and the implications for China’s …

December 5, 2017

Health
Play Flu vaccine Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Outbreak

Panelists discuss the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as we near its centennial and how this historic outbreak informs our responses to global health emergencies today.

April 25, 2012

Trade
The Chicago Investment Trust is a signature initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, seen here speaking at the 2012 winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (Chris Kleponis/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Chicago Infrastructure Trust Approved

Chicago’s City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for the private-public Chicago Infrastructure Trust (Chicago Tribune). The 41-7 vote by the aldermen came after a six-day delay during which …

September 23, 2015

Global
Afghan Girls School Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s sweeping new development agenda aims to “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable growth for the next fifteen years, yet critics say the Sustainable Development goals are broad, unf…

May 24, 2017

Religion
Play China's Great Awakening China's Great Awakening

Elizabeth C. Economy, Ian Johnson, and Fenggang Yang discuss the current political climate in China, and the rise and role of religion in the country.

May 9, 2017

Global
Play RTX2AJJB_EC.jpg A Path Forward: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Experts present the findings of the 2016–2017 Council of Councils Report Card and discuss implications for global cooperation.

February 13, 2017

United States
Play China_EC.jpg President's Inbox: U.S.-China Relations

Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.