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December 20, 2018

International Economic Policy
China's November Trade and the U.S. Trade Data from October

Both China and the U.S. provided their respective snapshots on the state of global trade earlier this month… The U.S. October trade data showed that the U.S. imports continue to grow at a robust c…

China's November Trade and the U.S. Trade Data from October

November 8, 2018

World Order
History Echoes as Trump Heads to Armistice Day Centennial

The turbulent aftermath of World War I informs our troubled times and reminds us of the potency of nationalism, the attraction of authoritarianism, the risks of economic fragmentation, the temptation…

A soldier's helmet hangs on a wooden cross on Armistice Day in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 11, 2006.

October 12, 2018

United States
Happy 243rd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 243 years-old tomorrow. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warl…

Navy Birthday 2018

April 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington

February 17, 2017

China
Why Did China’s 2016 Current Account Surplus Fall?

Few policies are less liked than China’s 2015/2016 credit-driven stimulus. Even people like me who worried that slamming the brakes on credit, in the absence of more fundamental reforms to lower Chin…

Why Did China’s 2016 Current Account Surplus Fall?

October 7, 2016

North Korea
North Korea: Ten Years After the First Nuclear Test

A decade has passed since North Korea first tested a nuclear weapon, on October 9, 2006. It conducted its fifth nuclear test last September, and there are rumors that a sixth will come within weeks o…

April 28, 2016

Intelligence
Reducing and Managing U.S.-China Conflict in Cyberspace

Two weeks ago, the Financial Times ran a story that suggested China was sticking by its September 2015 commitment to not engage in cyber-enabled economic espionage. It quoted officials from private s…

Xi Obama CFR Net Politics Cybersecurity Agreement

April 4, 2014

China
Beijing’s Arctic Play: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

If you pay attention, Chinese foreign policy rarely surprises. Of course there is the odd moment when Beijing catches the world unaware: for example, its declaration of an Air Defense Identification …

A whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk October 17, 2012. By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at a stroke - by hiring Chinese workers. The $2.3-billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk. It would supply China with much needed iron

March 17, 2014

International Law
Crimea: Stop Citing International Law and Start Condemning Russian Expansionism

Yesterday, Russian president Vladimir Putin pulled off a rigged referendum in which an overwhelming majority of Crimean voters chose union with the Russian Federation. But his victory is far from com…

Crimea referendum

October 17, 2013

China
William J. Parker III: Meng Xiangqing’s Chinese Dream Eludes Reality

William J. Parker III is a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Meng Xiangqing got one thing right in his October 8 China Daily article entitled, “Chinese Dream includes strong PLA”:…

Chinese missile destroyers navigate during the fleet's review of the China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea on April 26, 2012 (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters).