The Rise of China as a Global Trade Partner

February 9, 2020 0

The Lowy Institute has a nice visualization of the rapid rise of Chinese trade and its displacement of the United States as the most important global trading partner. Who dominates global trade? It is well Read More

Is American Hegemony in Decline?

January 18, 2020 0

The debate over American relative decline can get pretty complicated. You can’t really sum the components of state power into some kind of aggregate, “total power” measure. Even if you could, it’s not clear how Read More

Authoritarian Intergovernmentalism

September 17, 2019 0

The Trump administration’s selective ‘exit’ from the United Nations has left the door open for Beijing, which is using the opportunity to make international order safer for authoritarianism. As Kristine Lee writes in Foreign Affairs: Read More

Are European Powers Growing Apprehensive about China?

September 3, 2019 0

Over at Foreign Affairs, analysts Julianne Smith And Torrey Taussig see increasing European concern with China’s illiberalism and its explicit quest for technological dominance. Of particular concern, they argue, is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Read More