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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…

February 25, 2016

China
Podcast: How a U.S. Company Took On a Chinese SOE and Won

In another break from my podcast series on new books, I interview Patrick Jenevein, CEO of Tang Energy. Patrick relays in fascinating detail the high points—and some of the low ones as well—of his tw…

Podcast China wind energy turbine

September 28, 2018

China
A Conversation With Wang Yi

RUBIN: Good morning. I’m Bob Rubin. And on behalf of my colleagues at the Council, welcome to today’s meeting. We are deeply honored to have as our guest State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the P…

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May 22, 2015

Asia
Building the New Silk Road

The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. diplomatic strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to ec…

April 6, 2012

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Michigan's 'Fiscal Accountability Act'

As dozens of towns and cities across the country—from Stockton, CA, to Providence, RI—stare down the precipice of insolvency, some states are taking bold action to protect their prized bond-ratings a…

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October 25, 2010

China
Why China Should Revalue

China will hit a “growth wall” within the next three years, according to NYU economist Nouriel Roubini. The country’s reliance on fueling GDP growth through exports is unsustainable. He argues th…

Why China Should Revalue

April 17, 2018

China
'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

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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

May 26, 2016

United States
Leading the Race or Falling Behind: A Global Perspective on U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Experts address steps the U.S. federal government can take to bolster economic competitiveness in international markets and to incentivize businesses to invest more in the United States.

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