Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Feb 23, 2021
One of the Trump administration’s most widely touted projects, and least understood, is the trade war with China. Despite the grand rhetoric and lofty promises made to the American people, the escalating taxation on trade is increasing the burden on the already strained American consumer.
Dec 15, 2020
The country is confident that it will meet the emerging trade partnership’s high standards through reforms at home. But the U.S. and others may attempt to derail it through the “poison pill” clause of the USMCA.
Nov 23, 2020
While the European Union and United States share many intertwined interests, Trump has undermined the relationship. So, it will be difficult for the transatlantic alliance to go back to what it was, even with Biden as U.S. president.
Sep 16, 2020
With only four countries in the bloc — the United States, Japan, Australia and India — and with dissension in the ranks, it’s unlikely that a NATO-style alliance will ever emerge in the Eastern Hemisphere. It cannot work without consensus.
Aug 15, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying his best to build an anti-China alliance, but he’s not making a lot of headway. Instead, he is irritating U.S. allies, who want to maintain relations with Beijing.
Jul 02, 2020
The pandemic has become a catalyst that’s driving people to reflect on the whole concept of globalization. It may be that the system we have lived with for 40 years has reached the end of its cycle.
May 20, 2020
Weak leadership is clearly undercutting America’s global standing: Few Europeans are looking to Washington anymore. COVID-19 has left a devastating economic and political scar already, and things are only going to get worse.
May 14, 2020
While reductions will end price wars, major problems remain unresolved on the demand side. Consumption has fallen because of the coronavirus pandemic, and little short of a vaccine will help.
Feb 13, 2020
In a world in flux, it's important for China to navigate creatively. It must keep the global picture in mind, in a bid to make new progress in its foreign policy as America declines.
Jan 07, 2020
It’s no surprise that the world’s two biggest economies will have disagreements now and then. But that’s no excuse for hostility. In fact, a bad attitude is counterproductive.