Da Mei, An international affairs observer based in Beijing
Feb 26, 2022
In the age of globalization, foreign policy sways our daily life more than people could imagine. A trade war leads to soaring price of consumer goods, which means you have to pay more for groceries, and sanctions on solar panels could mean more greenhouse gas emission, which creates greater peril of climate change. Disturbingly, Washington’s current China policy, a policy that could mean the difference between war and peace, prosperity and destitution, is based on some seriously misleading claims.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Feb 12, 2022
The United States seems to always have a choice jab ready for China, despite weathering an election insurrection a year ago and simmering tensions over COVID-19 responses within its own borders.
Li Zheng, Assistant Research Processor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Dec 31, 2021
Having achieve little in early December, the United States is looking ahead to another round in 2022. But if the Republicans return to power in the midterm election, international enthusiasm will be dampened.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Dec 22, 2021
The recent Summit for Democracy organized by U.S. President Joe Biden, indicates a new long-term focus for the US-China rivalry. This can be destructive. Whether the two countries can coexist without catastrophe is at the top of the agenda.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Dec 09, 2021
Global leadership requires genuine followers, not propaganda. Abstract lectures on democracy don’t much interest the majority of developing countries around the globe. Democracy should aim to solve real problems not serve as pretty wrapping paper for political struggles.
Leonardo Dinic, Advisor to the CroAsia Institute
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?
Zhao Minghao, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Dec 07, 2021
The United States will be under the microscope this month as the international community takes a hard look at democracy. While the Biden administration is hoping to assert moral authority, America’s troubled outcomes and geopolitical motives will be on full display.
He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Apr 29, 2019
In an echo of the Arab Spring of 2011, societal earthquakes in Algeria and Sudan shocked North Africa, ousting strongmen who had ruled for decades. The fallen presidents’ fate reveals the importance of the military in Arab societies and the central role of economic development as the foundation of political stability.
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
May 18, 2018
Can the US be as pragmatic as China?
Shaun Tan, Writer
Nov 15, 2017
Why do dictators bother paying lip service to democracy?