Carnegie's Minxin Pei spoke at the launch of his new book, China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006). Carnegie President Jessica Tuchman Mathews moderated the discussion.
The nascent Chinese-Russian entente is not news since the relationship has been steadily broadening and deepening for more than a decade. But there is increasing evidence suggesting this relationship is part of a growing global ideological conflict between consolidating democracies and dictatorships.
Andrew Yang, secretary general of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, discussed the history of cross-Strait relations in the ten years since the missile crisis, and argued that Taiwan and China must co-develop a mutually acceptable peace and stability framework to manage the security situation in the Taiwan Strait.
Bruce Stokes comments on Sandra Polaski's new report on the WTO Doha Round, Winners and Losers, in The National Journal.
Sandra Polaski presented the striking results of Winners and Losers, Carnegie's new economic model on the effect of the Doha Round of WTO negotiations on developing countries.