November 01, 2019
China May Be More Assertive, But Is It Really Ready to Lead?
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
The time of “hiding and biding” is over, but is China ready for the burdens of global leadership?
October 28, 2019
Beijing’s Next Big Problem
By Stephen Smith
Managing asymmetry is China’s next big problem, but Beijing has ample historical experience doing so.
August 22, 2019
How Misconceptions Brought China-West Relations to the Breaking Point
By Frank N. Pieke
A perilous cycle of misunderstanding means Beijing could react to world events in panic for the first time since 1989.
June 22, 2019
Can China Broker the Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict?
By Vasif Huseynov
China’s expanding economic ties with the two sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict give Beijing important leverage to push for quick resolution.
April 27, 2019
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
March 08, 2019
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
By Philip Dubow
In 2017, I asked if Xi Jinping’s signature strategy was increasing crime and terrorism. Today, are we any closer to an answer?
February 22, 2019
Why China Could Support Regime Change in Venezuela
By Xiaoyu Lu and Maryhen Jiménez Morales
China has adopted a more flexible attitude toward regime transition and intervention than is often realized.
November 16, 2018
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
By Kerry Brown
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?
October 27, 2018
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
By Li Shuo
Amid tensions with the United States, there are dark clouds ahead of China’s climate agenda.
October 17, 2018
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
By Jin Kai
It's unfair to evaluate China's past -- and it's future -- through a lens dominated by European thinking.
October 03, 2018
The World According to China
By Bradley A. Thayer and John M. Friend
Understanding the world China seeks to create by 2049, when the PRC turns 100.
September 08, 2018
China Debates the Belt and Road
By Hannah Feldshuh
What do Chinese analysts say about China’s biggest foreign policy initiative?