As tensions rise between North Korea and the United States, the European Union has strongly condemned and implemented new sanctions on Pyongyang. Yet Europeans are divided over North Korea’s threats and the United States’ unpredictable responses.
Will Japan finally move toward acquiring offensive strike capabilities for the first time since World War II?
China’s development of strategic technologies is increasingly drawing attention from its economic partners. Observers and non-Chinese firms need to understand that China’s interest in strategic technologies has long been a central part of the Chinese policy landscape.
North Korea has the offensive capabilities to threaten both its neighbors and the United States. The United States needs to implement an effective response that will level the playing field and reassure its allies in the region.
Very large persistent surpluses and deficits are almost always the result of distorted policies in one or more countries.
Beijing seems certain to continue using economic leverage for political and strategic ends, but blunt coercion isn’t likely to become routine. It is a tool in an increasingly diverse toolkit.
Thoughtful and respectful leadership, close consultation with affected parties, and a commitment of real resources to assemble necessary leverage present a better chance than anything on offer so far.
Political sensitivities, security concerns, and industrial structure direct the flow of investments.
Reducing America’s persistent trade deficits with China will require addressing thorny structural issues. In the short term, the focus should be on investment-related concerns.
China generates widely varying views on its economic and political prospects. This book is about why there are such differences and why the conventional wisdom is so often wrong.
This Chinese-language monthly offers objective and original policy analysis on China for American and Chinese researchers and policymakers.
The Carnegie Asia Program in Beijing and Washington provides clear and precise analysis to policy makers on the complex economic, security, and political developments in the Asia-Pacific region.