Carnegie China

Research and analysis on China’s foreign policy and role in the world.

    • Research

    Assessing UN Trade Sanctions on North Korea

    The UN Security Council report published last week documents North Korea's efforts in setting up a large-scale uranium enrichment plant after sanctions were first imposed five years ago.

    • Strategic Europe

    Security in Southeast Asia is Europe’s Business too

    With major economic interests at stake, the European Union must become a player in Southeast Asian security.

    • Commentary

    America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

    The driving force behind the U.S. deficits and China’s surpluses lies not in exchange rates but in structural factors that built up over time.

    • Commentary

    Iran and the P5+1 in Moscow: Time is Running Out (Again)

    Nearly ten years after the question of Iran’s nuclear ambitions became an international issue, little progress has been made in settling it.

    • Strategic Europe

    The Rise of the Rest

    What we are observing on the world scene is not so much the decline of the West as the rise—and a very uneven one—of some of the rest.

    • Commentary

    Syria Could Unite Russia and China Against the U.S.

    In case of unobstructed civil war in Syria, the division between Russian and U.S. policies toward Syria will most probably deepen, and the choices of these two countries will have serious international implications, including stronger Russia-China cooperation to counter U.S. foreign policies.

    • Commentary

    The Grexit's Threat to Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia should guard against a potentially dangerous spillover from the Eurozone crisis by trimming sovereign debt and reigning in spending.

    • Commentary

    Flexible Relationship of Cooperation

    A flexible relationship, rather than an alliance, may better suit Russia and China despite their many shared interests.

    • Multimedia

    Russian President Comes to Beijing

    • Dmitri Trenin, Feng Shaolei
    • June 05, 2012
    • China Radio International's People In the Know

    Putin’s visit to China is important for both China and Russia, but if the two countries wish to strengthen their bilateral relations, Moscow and Beijing need to work to enhance trust and build a long-term strategy of mutual cooperation.

    • Commentary

    China's Carbon Market Challenge

    China must be able to collect accurate data and maintain a stable carbon price if its new pilot program for emissions-trading can be deemed a success.

    • Research

    Southeast Asia Fault Lines

    Southeast Asia is often viewed as a dynamic region, home to several of Asia’s tiger economies. But look a bit closer, and the region is replete with internal tensions—some between countries, but most within countries. April’s events in the region are illustrative of so many of these tensions. In every case, they reflect deep fault lines that have existed for many years.

    • Commentary

    Is U.S.-China Distrust Inevitable?

    U.S.-China distrust may not be rooted in misunderstanding, but rather in fundamental disagreements over political institutions, value systems, and geostrategic interests.

    • Commentary

    Chinese Oil: An Evolving Strategy

    Chinese National Oil Companies, while owned by the government, increasingly base investment decisions on market signals rather than state orders. Their efforts to access oil and gas resources are helping to meet the challenge of high petroleum consumption levels.

    • Commentary

    Diplomacy Faces Shifting Currents of New Era

    • Yan Xuetong, Jin Canrong, Luo Yuan
    • April 23, 2012
    • Global Times

    China's diplomatic reforms have not been as prominent as in other sectors over the last three decades of reform and opening-up.

    • Commentary

    Keeping NATO Relevant

    A slimmed down NATO could do a better job of harmonizing transatlantic positions in crisis situations, be the hub of multinational, high-end military operations, and develop expertise and capabilities to deal with new threats such as cyber attacks.

    • Commentary

    Stability Before Profit in Russia's East Asian Strategy

    While developing its Asian strategy, Russia will certainly give a lot of attention to cooperation with China, but it will not ignore its interests and opportunities in other countries in the region.

    • Research

    Looking Beyond the Chicago Summit: Nuclear Weapons in Europe and the Future of NATO

    While NATO can extend the status quo in the short term, it cannot postpone resolving its defense and deterrence dilemmas without undermining Alliance confidence and cohesion.

    • Commentary

    China’s Latin American Interests

    Beijing faces a real challenge in determining how to put both the economic and political China-Latin America relationship on more sustainable, longer-term footing.

    • Commentary

    Whose China Model is it Anyway? The Contentious Search for Consensus

    • Matt Ferchen
    • April 03, 2012
    • Review of International Political Economy

    Any comparative exercise that contrasts the Chinese model of state–economy relations with that of the United States is inherently political and prone to various angles of critique

    • Commentary

    The Legacy of the Nuclear Security Summit

    With anxieties over the nuclear activities of North Korea and Iran looming large, heads of state from 53 countries convened in Seoul this week to reaffirm and intensify their commitment to prevent nuclear materials from getting into the hands of terrorists.

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