Advisor to the CroAsia Institute
Feb 12, 2022
Artificial intelligence’s many applications have the potential to change daily life for people worldwide. It also has the potential to reshape military power in the future. With China and the U.S. locked into a power struggle, this is one area where both sides have great incentive to leapfrog the other.
Dec 24, 2021
Semiconductor chips have come into the public consciousness due to an ongoing shortage of the essential tech. Yet the U.S. government has yet to expand domestic chip production, instead reinforcing punitive measures on China’s market-dominant chip industry.
Dec 08, 2021
The White House plans to host a Summit for Democracy in early December - but will the global convention produce tangible actions, or is it a spectacle of diplomacy showcasing Washington’s clout?
Dec 02, 2021
Many Europeans feel that President Biden’s focus on Asia is once again leaving the EU in the periphery. Europe will likely need to re-evaluate their foreign policy goals to make up for the shift.
- Rare Earth Minerals – China’s Key to Afghanistan, and the Taliban’s Chance to Raise Living Standards?
Oct 26, 2021
The new Taliban regime in Kabul is faced with the responsibility of governing an impoverished, underdeveloped nation recovering from decades of destruction. Their biggest asset is the nation’s massive mineral deposits, which neighboring China will likely assist in extracting.
Oct 02, 2021
A Taliban-run Afghanistan poses some benefit to Beijing, particularly if they can maintain stability and steer clear of hostile agreements. And for better or worse, China has the opportunity to fill in gaps left by the fall of the U.S.-supported regime.
Sep 03, 2021
Washington’s current Afghanistan crisis and domestic political instability present an ideal opportunity for China to accelerate its global and regional ‘grand strategy.’ Is the United States prepared to slow its advance?
Aug 18, 2021
The historic completion of the Pelješac bridge in Croatia marks the first time a Chinese firm and the EU have completed a project together, setting the stage for the BRI’s implementation in Eastern Europe.
Aug 03, 2021
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is clearly mapping out its ambitions for global influence challenging the primacy of the U.S. Now, Western allies have presented a B3W Partnership to challenge China with additional global infrastructure investment.
Aug 03, 2021
The Group of Seven’s (G7) fixation on China and Russia is problematic because member countries still have serious internal problems related to their domestic economies and income inequality.