The United States, South Korea, China, and Japan must work together to offer a combination of security and economic incentives to make denuclearization a reasonable alternative for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
This is a moment of crisis in the history of American democracy.
Awakening the middle class is the key to effectively reforming the U.S. justice system.
The Belt and Road Initiative is considered Xi Jinping’s most important initiative, reflecting distinct characteristics of his leadership, including his ambition and confidence.
President Trump has called the future of NATO and the transatlantic alliance into question. China, meanwhile, could benefit from a U.S. retreat as it continues to promote its Belt and Road Initiative.
The U.S. trade deficit is not “caused” by Americans saving too little, nor will deficits disappear because Americans decide to spend less. Capital inflows determine U.S. savings rates.
The conflict between the United States and Russia is a conflict between dominance and leadership, as far the U.S. is concerned, and Russia’s yearning for a global oligarchy.
The United States has historically had a strong focus on the Middle East. China is also looking to grow its economic engagement in the region, but the two nations have differing approaches to issues like the Iran nuclear deal and the civil war in Syria.
Trump’s mixed signals on issues as varied as the Paris Agreement, trade, Russia, and NATO have left U.S. allies in Europe confused about U.S. policies and priorities.
While the EU and the United States have similar barriers to entry, EU investments in China have grown more rapidly.