The national security law in Hong Kong was designed to crack down on pro-democracy protests and restore government control to the restive city. Before the coronavirus pandemic temporarily quieted political activity, Hong Kongers had spent months organizing vast demonstrations in the streets.
China’s 2020 trade surplus increased by a quarter over the previous year and foreign reserves have hit a near-five-year high. For the whole of 2020, GDP grew 2.3 per cent, much better than the 4 per cent to 10 per cent declines for the US and euro-zone economies.
Pakistan’s release of Daniel Pearl's killers has done more damage to it under the Joe Biden administration than anything else and the U.S. supports India in its confrontation against China in Ladakh.
China’s relationship with the West involves everything from nuclear weapons to climate change, and the stakes are high.
The 2021 Trade Policy Review comes out as a careful and guarded document, but it includes a push for realist and defense-based instruments alongside with “openness and engagement.”
Europe will have to juggle environmental concerns, access to resources, and the Arctic’s growing geostrategic role. This will require cooperation with all the major players, including China, if the region is to remain stable and peaceful.
Three veteran analysts sit down with Aaron David Miller to discuss the complicated relationship between the United States and North Korea.
China is the central issue for Europe. If the EU now considers it as a “systemic rival and competitor,” there is still no consensus among the member states on the ways and means to address its rise.
As the new administration reassesses U.S. nuclear policy, it will be forced to make decisions about the future of the country’s ground-based, nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) arsenal.
All the complexities of trans-Pacific politics are being flattened into an escalating U.S.–China conflict. Just like polarization within a country marginalizes those who identify with neither pole, a polarized Pacific is one where the interests of even major players in Northeast and Southeast Asia get sidelined.