Without access to the same coercive tools controlled by the White House, Congress is forced to look for other ways to exert control over foreign policy toward Russia.
Many in Congress have come to the conclusion that tougher sanctions on Russia are in order. Their activism can serve as a useful check on the Trump administration but, ideally, should not undermine unity with key U.S. allies.
Still suffering from the economic crises, feeling betrayed by Europe for the lack of solidarity on the immigration and economic crises, Rome has slowly turned to the emerging actor on the globe, brushing up on its historical ties.
Questions remain about how committed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is to continue “reform and opening” even as Xi seeks to advance CCP control in every sector.
The bottom line is that bridging to G7 nations such as Italy and France and getting global recognition for the BRI are now top Chinese priorities. China wants to be seen as the new champion of multilateralism.
While Russia remains Astana’s closest political ally, China is gradually becoming the main economic partner of Kazakhstan.
As great power competition between the United States and China likely intensifies in coming years, it is essential that the countries in the Baltic Sea region pay close attention to broader geopolitical developments and adopt strategies that aim to protect national interests and maintaining a rules-based international order.
A major Georgian international project, Anaklia port, is being threatened by a domestic political row. Abuse of informal power is hurting Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
January 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Four Carnegie scholars—two American and two Chinese—assess the relationship today.
The United States and the EU would make more headway in trade talks if they worked together to combat China’s unscrupulous economic practices.