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How Does China View the Notion of a New ‘Cold War’?
August 07, 2020

How Does China View the Notion of a New ‘Cold War’?

By Ankit Panda
As U.S.-China relations fray, how does Beijing assess the situation?

Did India’s Bifurcation of Kashmir Cast a Shadow Across the Line of Actual Control?
August 06, 2020

Did India’s Bifurcation of Kashmir Cast a Shadow Across the Line of Actual Control?

By Ankit Panda
On the one-year anniversary of India’s reorganization of Kashmir, China reiterates its opposition.
Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?
August 04, 2020

Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?

By Andrei Lungu
Because of the focus on what Xi will do in 2022, an important question has been ignored: who will take Li Keqiang’s place?

The Global War for 5G Heats up
July 31, 2020

The Global War for 5G Heats up

By John Lee
U.S. moves have undermined Huawei’s prospects outside China, but their long-term efficacy to constrain China’s development and export of 5G technology is uncertain.

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.

US-India Ties Amid the Eastern Ladakh Crisis and the Pandemic
July 29, 2020

US-India Ties Amid the Eastern Ladakh Crisis and the Pandemic

By Ankit Panda
How has the U.S.-India relationship evolved in the first half of 2020?

Pompeo, US-China Competition, and Strategy
July 27, 2020

Pompeo, US-China Competition, and Strategy

By Ankit Panda
Who told Mike Pompeo he gets to lead the “free world”?
China’s Pressure Costs Vietnam $1 Billion in the South China Sea
July 22, 2020

China’s Pressure Costs Vietnam $1 Billion in the South China Sea

By Bill Hayton
Vietnam is compensating international oil companies after cancelling their contracts in the dispute region over pressure from China.

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update
July 15, 2020

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update

By Ankit Panda
Greg Poling joins the podcast to discuss revisions to U.S. South China Sea policy.

The US Announces a New Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea: First Takeaways
July 14, 2020

The US Announces a New Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea: First Takeaways

By Ankit Panda
In a welcome development, the revised U.S. position brings American policy in line with the July 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling.

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update
July 11, 2020

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update

By Ankit Panda
Australia reacts to a shifting regional environment.
China’s Banking Sector Faces Multiple Challenges After COVID-19
July 11, 2020

China’s Banking Sector Faces Multiple Challenges After COVID-19

By Yan Liang
From the economic toll of COVID-19 to the long-term implications of reforms, China's banking sector needs to tread carefully.

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