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The Folly of Decoupling From China

It Isn’t Just Perilous—It’s Impossible This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs and was written by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman On May 14, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to break the United States’ economic relationship with China. “There are many things we could do,” he told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “We could cut…

The Endangered Asian Century

America, China, and the Perils of Confrontation This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs by Lee Hsien Loong  “In recent years, people have been saying that the next century will be the century of Asia and the Pacific, as if that were sure to be the case. I disagree with this view.” The Chinese…

A NEW GLOBAL ORDER EMERGES POST-COVID-19

China is stamping its mark on the post-COVID-19 world as a new global order begins to emerge This article was originally published in EuroNews and was written by Marco Vicenzino who is a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Committee. Follow Marco Vicenzino on Twitter: www.twitter.com/marcovicenzino “On the one hand, it is important not to underestimate…

Using a crisis nerve center to help reopen the economy

This article was published by Mckinsey & Company as part of their Coronavirus series and it looks at how we should be managing the next phase of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the skills needed to lead and contribute to the effort. When the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, some national and subnational—provincial, state, and municipal—governments…

NO PLACE FOR OPTIMISM: Anticipating Myanmar’s First Report to the International Court of Justice

This article was originally published by the Center for Global Policy’sRohingya Legal Forum. The Forum is a coalition of leading international jurists and scholars who specialize in international law and aims to research innovative legal mechanisms in relation to the Rohingya crisis and develop appropriate policy recommendations. The foreword to this article was provided by…

How Misconceptions Brought China-West Relations to the Breaking Point

This article was originally published in the Diplomat back in 2019 and was written by Frank Pieke, but its sentiments have interesting parallels with the current US/China situation; at the time Pieke predicted “A perilous cycle of misunderstanding means Beijing could react to world events in panic for the first time since 1989” Relations between…