Hong Kong

July 6, 2020 0

On June 30, Beijing enacted a National Security Law that, in effect, ended any guarantee of Hong Kong’s separate political system. Today, the other shoe dropped. Hong Kong police will be authorised to conduct searches at private properties Read More

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

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