Oct 28, 2020
A DC-based think tank argues that the Chinese government influences Serbia through investment. However, instead of evolving into a ‘client state,’ perhaps Serbia just shares balanced interests with Beijing.
Oct 28, 2020
Donald Trump recently hosted a diplomatic summit between leaders from Serbia and Kosovo, touting a diplomatic achievement in a historically tense region. Upon closer examination, the proposed deal may have been a facade for plays involving China and Israel.
Sep 24, 2020
The nations of the ‘European Rim’ face a tough decision in the midst of a post-COVID US-China decoupling – to look east or west for investment and development opportunities? Regardless of the investment sources, the European Rim must prioritize middle class-oriented growth to pursue full employment and economic stability.
Sep 18, 2020
As the US-China split seems to intensify, each state within the European Union may soon have to face a difficult decision— Beijing or Washington?
Jun 13, 2020
In a new White House document, the “Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China”, the Trump administration accuses the Chinese Communist Party of exploitative economic and military tactics, which the U.S. plans to counter with a wide-range of means.
May 28, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic deflated President Trump’s touted trade deal, as data suggests that Beijing will likely fail to meet key commitments due to suppressed global demand. If coronavirus kills the US-China trade deal, other political and economic disagreements could escalate the US-China rivalry into a potential Cold War.
May 26, 2020
China’s digital yuan development program could eventually undermine the dollar’s global primacy in international trade. Its implementation would spark discussion surrounding the overall utility of current global trade relationships under a single reserve currency.
May 14, 2020
While the Eurozone is increasingly at risk of fracture, China benefits most from a unified Europe. China should be weary of European skepticism towards China’s aid during the COVID-19 crisis, especially as the EU debates its own internal dilemmas.
Apr 13, 2020
The public must be cautious against simplifications and conspiracy theories when faced with complex problems such as the latest coronavirus outbreak.
Apr 01, 2020
The European Union has found itself ill-prepared to support its member states in the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its unsuccessful course of action has cleared the way for China to establish critical diplomatic relationships there and rewrite geopolitics as we know it.