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Can China Broker the Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict?
June 22, 2019
Can China Broker the Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict?
China’s expanding economic ties with the two sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict give Beijing important leverage to push for quick resolution.
Can China Broker the Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict?
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
April 27, 2019
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
March 08, 2019
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
In 2017, I asked if Xi Jinping’s signature strategy was increasing crime and terrorism. Today, are we any closer to an answer?
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
Why China Could Support Regime Change in Venezuela
February 22, 2019
Why China Could Support Regime Change in Venezuela
China has adopted a more flexible attitude toward regime transition and intervention than is often realized.
Why China Could Support Regime Change in Venezuela
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
November 16, 2018
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
October 27, 2018
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
Amid tensions with the United States, there are dark clouds ahead of China’s climate agenda.
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
October 17, 2018
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
It's unfair to evaluate China's past -- and it's future -- through a lens dominated by European thinking.
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
The World According to China
October 03, 2018
The World According to China
Understanding the world China seeks to create by 2049, when the PRC turns 100.
The World According to China
China Debates the Belt and Road
September 08, 2018
China Debates the Belt and Road
What do Chinese analysts say about China’s biggest foreign policy initiative?
China Debates the Belt and Road
How China Is Polarized by America
August 22, 2018
How China Is Polarized by America
Chinese elites are sharply divided in their thinking on the trade war — and China-U.S. relations in general.
How China Is Polarized by America
Chinese Experts Challenge Western Generalists in Diplomacy
August 15, 2018
Chinese Experts Challenge Western Generalists in Diplomacy
Despite potential quality problems, China’s diplomatic corps has a key advantage: a strong focus on regional experience.
Chinese Experts Challenge Western Generalists in Diplomacy
China Races to Catch Up on Foreign Affairs Spending 
August 09, 2018
China Races to Catch Up on Foreign Affairs Spending 
China’s foreign affairs expenditures, while still far below those of the US or Germany, are growing with unprecedented speed.
China Races to Catch Up on Foreign Affairs Spending 
Foreign Aid With Chinese Characteristics
August 07, 2018
Foreign Aid With Chinese Characteristics
CIDCA may professionalize Beijing’s foreign aid agenda, but it will also institutionalize a mercantilist model of development.
Foreign Aid With Chinese Characteristics
In Pursuit of Global Know-how: China’s New Area Studies Policy
August 03, 2018
In Pursuit of Global Know-how: China’s New Area Studies Policy
Beijing is making a concerted push to foster expertise on foreign regions and countries.
In Pursuit of Global Know-how: China’s New Area Studies Policy
In Xi’s China, the Center Takes Control of Foreign Affairs
August 01, 2018
In Xi’s China, the Center Takes Control of Foreign Affairs
Exploring China's new Central Foreign Affairs Commission.
In Xi’s China, the Center Takes Control of Foreign Affairs
China’s New Foreign Policy Setup
August 01, 2018
China’s New Foreign Policy Setup
How has Xi Jinping remade China's foreign policy apparatus?
China’s New Foreign Policy Setup
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