February 03, 2021
The 3 Pillars of Chinese Foreign Policy: The State, the Party, the People
By Connor Fiddler
China’s foreign policy apparatus is much more than just the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
January 26, 2021
China’s Xi Champions Multilateralism at Davos, Again
By Eleanor Albert
Once again, China's leader addressed the World Economic Forum to outline his vision for global governance.
January 16, 2021
China Is Expanding Its Foreign Policy Vision. Is Latin America Ready?
By Isabel Bernhard
A more expansive Chinese foreign policy after 2021 will have political and economic implications for its Western Hemispheric partners.
January 09, 2021
To China, Spades Are Trumps
By Harry Harding
China has inherited the confidence of Khrushchev’s famous declaration to the West: “We will bury you.”
November 13, 2020
What Is Behind China’s Diplomacy of Indignation?
By Andreas B. Forsby
China’s emotional assertiveness has a long history, but recently the government has begun targeting even non-state actors.
October 07, 2020
No, China Doesn’t Think Decades Ahead in Its Diplomacy
By Andreea Brînză
China’s foreign policy reflects short or medium term planning, far from the myth of generational or centennial timelines.
September 29, 2020
Less Than the Sum of Its Parts: China’s ‘Negative Competition’ in the Middle East
By Scott J. Harr
China’s approach to the Middle East, predicated on a misunderstanding of U.S. strategies, is deeply flawed.
September 12, 2020
China’s Two-Pronged Diplomacy
By Brian Wong
A charm offensive or wolf warrior diplomacy? Both, actually, are a key part of China's diplomatic strategy.
August 18, 2020
China’s ‘Never Again’ Mentality
By Mark Tischler
Western analysts often overlook how much of China’s modern-day policy is driven by the collective trauma of its colonial past.
July 22, 2020
Did COVID-19 Really Give China a Strategic Advantage?
By Denny Roy
For China, the pandemic was more burden than opportunity.
June 30, 2020
Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs
By Robert Sutter
Unconventional – and often overlooked – practices form a key part of China’s international influence.
May 08, 2020
China’s Daunting Post-COVID Challenges
By Bao Huaying
Blamed as the cause of the pandemic, China now has to confront severe political, diplomatic, and economic challenges.