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The COVID-19 crisis has revealed Taiwan’s resilience

Since Taiwan’s effective response to the outbreak of COVID-19, as the Institute covered in a vidcast with Steve Kuo, the global community has gained a greater appreciation of Taiwan’s resilience and capacity to address problems with unity of purpose. This article originally appeared in the Taipei Times. The authors are Ryan Haas, Chen Fu and Cecilia…

The China “Constrainment” Doctrine

This article was originally published in Project Syndicate and the author is CHRIS PATTEN Liberal democracies must defend their belief in a global order based on credible international agreements and the rule of law. So, although democratic governments should be prepared to offer China incentives for good behavior, they must be prepared to deter bad…

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered…

CHINA IN CENTRAL ASIA: IS CHINA WINNING THE “NEW GREAT GAME”?

China now touches virtually every region in the world. In the latest installment of the Brookings Institute Global China project, its experts examine the effects of Beijing’s increasing involvement in Central Asia. This paper takes issue with the U.S. narrative that Chinese activities in Central Asia are, on balance, damaging to the interests of those…

What’s fueling the India-China border skirmish?

After weeks of rising tensions along India’s northwest border with China, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces, the most significant skirmish between the two countries since 1967. In this transcript of a Brookings podcast, Brookings Senior Fellow Tanvi Madan lays out potential motivations for China’s escalation, and how it may…

Less globalization, more multilateralism

This article was originally published by Project Syndicate. With the COVID-19 catastrophe having laid bare the vulnerabilities inherent in a hyper-connected, just-in-time global economy, a retreat from globalization increasingly seems inevitable. To some extent, this may be desirable. But achieving positive outcomes will depend on deep, inclusive, and effective multilateralism. One of the most powerful…

CHINA’S INDIAN OCEAN AMBITIONS: INVESTMENT, INFLUENCE, AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE

“Although China’s ultimate aims in the Indian Ocean remain somewhat ambiguous, it is clear that the Chinese leadership is actively pursuing capabilities that would allow it to undertake a range of military missions in the region.” In the latest installment of the Brookings Institution Global China series this article, written by Joshua White, explains China’s expansion…

Foreign Policy and US-China Relations – Unknowable consequences of COVID-19

Within the space of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives and the world around us. Yet, one of the most important aspects is that we have moved into a world of far greater unknowability about the future. In the world of foreign policy, and especially in times of crisis, the best…