Despite uncertainty in terms of future leadership, relations with Russia and China, and domestic opinion on global trade, the U.S.-India relationship is in an extraordinary place.
Russia clearly needs China much more than China needs Russia. China has a diversified economy, including multiple sources of hydrocarbons, and therefore Russia is definitely the dependent partner.
Gentrification in Beijing’s hutong takes on a distinct local shape, for better and for worse, perhaps as the front line of a transformation in urban Chinese culture.
The rise of the Islamic State has created both challenges and opportunities for Iranian trade networks in Iraq.
China benefits from the U.S. dollar’s role as an international currency, and any reduction in the dollar’s global role would increase the difficulty of China’s domestic economic rebalancing.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a conversation with Kurt Campbell and Derek Chollet about Obama’s foreign policy doctrine and, in particular, his rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific.
Despite all its defects, a minimum income guarantee may well become an inevitable policy.
Myanmar’s abundant natural resources have served as the country’s main export revenue, but have also been a primary driver of conflict in ethnic areas. What should the newly elected government do to improve the governance of resource wealth in the country, and how can the international community assist?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization will likely become less functional and coherent as the group gets bigger. Form will start to drive function, and the group will begin to search for a purpose.
There is no way Beijing can address its debt problem without a sharp drop in GDP growth, but as unwilling as Beijing may be to see much lower growth, it doesn’t have any other option.