Visiting Professor of Global Affairs, National Chengchi University
Jun 05 , 2020
The pandemic has deepened the waters in cross-Strait relations. As President Tsai takes office for her second term, US-China-Taiwan relations face new challenges.
May 08 , 2020
China has used the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to invest in and bolster diplomatic relations with a number of countries. The American counter strategy pales in comparison, opening the door for a more powerful China in the post-Covid world order.
Mar 03 , 2020
Despite the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, as forecasted by Dr. Li Wenliang in late 2019, the Chinese authorities decided to maintain secrecy and keep the first cases of the sickness hidden from the world. This aversion to transparency is perhaps the main culprit behind the rapid proliferation of the illness and chaos that ensues today.
- Sino-American and Russian Relations: President Trump’s Unilateral Actions in the Middle East Helped China to Replace the US as the Force for Good
Feb 02 , 2020
President Donald Trump’s authorization of a drone strike that assassinated Iranian General Qassem Suleimani is the icing on the cake for his record of erratic and unpredictable foreign policy. More importantly, it has opened the door for China and Russia to gain military, economic, and diplomatic influence in the Middle East.
Dec 18 , 2019
The US and the West can excoriate China all it wants on China’s debt traps, lack of transparency, and pernicious diplomacy. But unless the US and the west come up with better solutions, that dirt road, for the developing world, is still a dirt road.
Dec 12 , 2019
Mongolia has recently tried to extend its diplomacy to fellow democratic nations India and the United States. However, making faraway friends may prove difficult as it faces economic pressure from its communist neighbor to the south – China.
Nov 01 , 2019
China and India both recognize the need to address the issues in their respective countries and it is of mutual interest to incrementally get their relationship back on track.
Apr 25 , 2019
Will This Be the Beginning of the End of Democracy?The University of Minnesota has had over one-hundred years of historic connection with China and nearly a ten
Jan 31 , 2019
When have walls ever worked? A look at history, from China’s Great Wall to America’s Founding Fathers, shows the futility of Trump’s effort to keep the world out.
Jan 31 , 2019
Whatever claims China has made to a “Peaceful Rise,” it is clear that “peaceful” is ringing somewhat hollow. China now seeks to create a new set of global norms, starting with ejecting the US from Asia.