Advisor to the CroAsia Institute
May 29, 2019
The days of guns, germs, and steel are over. Now, data, surveillance, and databases reign. The US should match Beijing’s long-term plans for AI and national intelligence goals if it is to remain a global economic and political leader.
Apr 26, 2019
Greece’s recent decision to join China’s 16+1 initiative signals that cooperation between China and the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) is strengthening. While both the BRI and 17+1 should remain vulnerable to criticism, the summits are building diplomatic bridges between European nations, while simultaneously expanding China’s influence.
Apr 02, 2019
As EU dependency relationships adjust to changes occurring in geopolitics and world commerce, member states will explore deals with China and Russia at the expense of Washington’s preferred global order.
Feb 26, 2019
Hungary prides itself on proclaimed neutrality and Budapest’s foreign policy takes a mixed approach between the West and the East, but will Europe follow suit?
Feb 01, 2019
In the era of digitalization, China is leading the world in e-commerce and mobile payment technology while the US is struggling to modernize outdated retail systems.
Jan 18, 2019
Free of value-based conditions or demands for political reform, Chinese investment in the Balkans is simultaneously opening European markets and securing like-minded political allies.
Feb 07, 2018
The U.S. and China are both vying to develop comprehensive national security strategies which incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) developments. However, their approaches differ in investment strategy, cooperation with AI leaders, development of talent, and anticipation of potential challenges. Differences in policy implementation will likely determine the leader of the upcoming AI revolution.
Jan 10, 2018
While welcoming the technological and financial benefits of an interconnected global economy, China is continuing an economic policy of reform and opening-up, while simultaneously maintaining single-party control of ideology.
Oct 12, 2017
In the past, the execution of freedom of navigation exercises and international court judgments failed to discourage aggressive Chinese behavior in the South China Sea. It is time resource experts and environmentalists led a diplomatic effort to incentivize regional cooperation and collaboration between China and its neighbors. The United States and the international community should encourage a resource development and scientific solution to the territorial disputes between China and its neighbors.