Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
Jul 09 , 2020
Many analysts argue that the liberal international order ended with the rise of China and the election of US President Donald Trump. But if Joe Biden defeats Trump in November’s election, should he try to revive it? Probably not, but he must replace it.
Andrew Sheng Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong
Xiao Geng President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
Jul 02 , 2020
Despite former US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s juicy revelations about Trump’s conduct of foreign policy, his book does little to answer the fundamental question facing the US: Is its current foreign-policy muddle Trump’s fault, or the result of something deeper and more structural?
Wu Zhenglong Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
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.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Jun 22 , 2020
Three directions are possible for a post-pandemic China that is reassessing its domestic and international goals. Whichever direction it chooses will have implications beyond its borders.
Sun Chenghao Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jun 13 , 2020
The notion of persuading countries in an expanded G7 to adhere to the U.S. line for containing China has far too much working against it. The schism between America and Europe is only widening under the unpredictable impulses of the current U.S. president.
He Yafei Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jun 10 , 2020
The outbreak of the coronavirus has changed some fundamental things in the world order. Post-pandemic global governance will likely feature significant fragmentation. And it could unfold in a variety of ways.
Zainab Zaheer Development Consultant
May 19 , 2020
China has increased its global outreach during this pandemic by sending critical medical supplies and financial aid to countries in need. The motive behind such diplomacy aside, China is providing some desperately-coveted help in the eleventh hour and saving lives around the world.
Yue Li Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution
May 14 , 2020
Underdeveloped nations with limited resources should be embraced as part of the world community. They are a relatively small but key element in the restoration of the global economy.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
May 08 , 2020
Belated COVID-19 mobilization has resulted in massive human costs and huge economic damage. If appropriate science-based medical policies are further ignored, a multi-year global contraction could follow.
Gernot Wagner Austrian-American Economist and Author
May 03 , 2020
COVID-19’s exponential growth has already offered the public a crash course in numeracy. It is also proving to be a crash test for systemic risk. While it is too soon for the final verdict, it is already clear that the US – not just its current leadership – will need a significant overhaul.