Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Feb 03 , 2020
Historically, the US has wielded economic sanctions as a form of coercive pressure, but these efforts have rarely achieved Washington’s objectives.
Dec 12 , 2019
The demonstrations in Hong Kong reflect the fact that those who grow up in a free society usually want to continue living in one. Whatever the impact of a cradle-to-grave propaganda system in the PRC, it won’t work in Hong Kong—or Taiwan.
Nov 27 , 2019
China would benefit from a government which eschews coercive monopoly and unnecessary secrecy. That would help the Chinese achieve a future worthy to be called the China Dream.
Oct 14 , 2019
Policymakers in the U.S. grow increasingly worried that China and North Korea are beginning to fortify their relationship, as well as about what the implications of such an alliance would be, but the historically strained relationship between the two nations does not merit incredible concern.
Sep 06 , 2019
China may not have been the start of the China-US trade war, but it is a key factor in finishing it. Beijing must consider serious reform if it wants to repair its ties with the U.S. and preserve its ties with the rest of the globe.
Jul 24 , 2019
Recent protests in Hong Kong should be seen by Beijing not as an occasion to crack down, but as an opportunity to showcase the PRC’s virtues. The ability to persuade others to follow is the ultimate test of leadership.
May 28 , 2019
I recently flew to China for an academic conference on some of the geopolitical and security issues dividing Washington and Beijing. I had attended the same event two years before and enjoyed the wide-ranging discussion. The conference was to bring together scholars from throughout Asia and beyond.
Apr 24 , 2019
Xi Jinping is expected to make a trip to Pyongyang in the coming weeks. Between the unpredictable U.S.-North Korea relationship, the tumultuous China-U.S. trade war, and strengthening Washington-Moscow ties, Xi has many reasons to make a long-awaited visit his unpredictable neighbor.
Apr 01 , 2019
Americans should be confident in their future. China poses a serious challenge, but Washington can do much to prevent relations from turning violent.
Mar 05 , 2019
The Trump-Kim negotiations were cut short last week before a breakthrough agreement could be made. The United States and North Korea are not the only party with an interest in the proceedings— South Korea, China, and Russia also have stakes in peace on the Korean Peninsula.