• Commentary

    Will the Renminbi Depreciation Actually Boost Chinese Growth?

    That is why in China's case, depreciating the renminbi will not boost growth. It will simply reduce further the household share of GDP which, in turn, will further reduce the already-low consumption share in favor of more savings.

    • Research

    U.S.-China Technological “Decoupling”: A Strategy and Policy Framework

    A partial “decoupling” of U.S. and Chinese technology ecosystems is well underway. Without a clear strategy, Washington risks doing too little or—more likely—too much to curb technological interdependence.

    • Multimedia

    The Age of The Strongman Leader

    A trend in twenty-first century politics is the rise of populist and authoritarian leaders, including in so-called democratic countries. From reassurance to intimidation, the world's strongmen share many characteristics and tactics.

    • Research

    “What Is in Our Interest”: India and the Ukraine War

    As Russia’s war in Ukraine unfolds, India’s national interests have so far dictated a position of formal neutrality. Here are the factors New Delhi faces in balancing its foreign policy priorities.

    • Commentary

    The Chinese Way of Innovation

    No single bill or innovative policy will be enough to ensure the United States maintains its edge in technology. If China’s trajectory teaches American leaders anything, it is that stimulating technological innovation can be a messy, muddled, and often contradictory process.

    • Commentary

    The U.S. Moratorium on Anti-Satellite Missile Tests Is a Welcome Shift in Space Policy

    Washington’s decision to voluntarily refrain from destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite weapons tests opens new pathways to promoting norms of responsible behavior in space.

    • Commentary

    How Europe Should Respond to Global Reservations on Sanctions

    But criticism comes in all shades and nuances. The case of China is unique. Its media supports Russia’s entire case for the "special military operation" and even relays Russian propaganda and fake news.

    • Commentary

    Systemic Errors

    Both Russia and China have evolved a form of personalistic authoritarianism that gives untrammeled authority to a single individual at the top. There are very few checks on that individual’s power, and no easy way of the system reversing course in the face of evident failure.

    • Multimedia

    China-Russia Relations

    The Chinese had the problem of reconciling fundamentally irreconcilable interests: their desire for a partnership with Russia, their desire not to be collateral damage in the U.S. and European sanctions and these longstanding principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity

    • Research

    China's Approach to Arms Control Verification

    • Tong Zhao
    • April 14, 2022
    • Sandia National Laboratories

    Based on a comprehensive review of publicly available sources, this paper examines China’s mainstream thinking and general practice on arms control verification.

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