Cross-Council China Spotlight

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The coming aftershocks from Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

By Atlantic Council

With Pelosi now wheels-up from Taipei, what’s coming next in the US-China showdown? And how will the trip shake up life in Taiwan?

China Crisis Management

Beijing’s Balancing Act

What’s next for China-Russia ties?

Experts across the Atlantic Council weigh in on Beijing’s unfolding reaction to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the global implications of the Xi-Putin partnership.

New Atlanticist

Apr 13, 2022

Janet Yellen’s message to the world: There can be no ‘sitting on the fence’ on Russia

By Nick Fouriezos

The US secretary of the treasury joined the Atlantic Council ahead of next week’s IMF and World Bank meetings to address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the economic fallout for the developing world.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Fast Thinking

Mar 15, 2022

FAST THINKING: What China stands to gain—and lose—by wading into the Ukraine war

By Atlantic Council

How far will these autocrats take their “no limits” friendship?

China Conflict

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AC Selects

Aug 5, 2022

AC Selects: China’s elite politics and overseas voting in Pakistan

Events from week of August 5, 2022 Last week, the Global China Hub hosted Victor Shih, Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego to explore whether Xi Jinping can replicate Mao Zedong’s successful strategy to maintain power. Meanwhile, the South Asia Center and the Muslim American Leadership Alliance convened its experts to discuss […]

China Conflict

In the News

Aug 5, 2022

Hargis discusses Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip on Al Jazeera.

On August 5, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Shirley Martey Hargis appeared on Al Jazeera to discuss Taiwan. More about our expert

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Culver on Sinica Podcast: Another Taiwan Straits Crisis?

On August 4, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow John K. Culver was featured on SupChina‘s Sinica Podcast, “Another Taiwan Straits Crisis? CIA veteran John Culver weighs in”. “[Xi Jinping] has a lot on his plate and he didn’t need a crisis on the Taiwan Strait, but since we’ve decided to give him one, then […]

China Crisis Management

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The coming aftershocks from Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

By Atlantic Council

With Pelosi now wheels-up from Taipei, what’s coming next in the US-China showdown? And how will the trip shake up life in Taiwan?

China Crisis Management

In the News

Aug 3, 2022

Schuman in the Atlantic: The Gamble of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

On August 3, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow Michael Schuman published an article in The Atlantic, “The Gamble of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan.” “Taipei is celebrating; Beijing is seething. This may prove a consequential moment in a looming confrontation between China and the U.S. over not just the island’s future but the world’s.” […]

China International Norms

In the News

Aug 3, 2022

Drun joins Jim Sciutto on CNN to discuss Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan

On August 3, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Jessica Drun was featured on CNN discussing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. “What is important to focus on is to back the words that Pelosi said with action,” Drun tells Jim Sciutto, CNN Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent. More about our expert

China Politics & Diplomacy

AC Selects

Jul 29, 2022

AC Selects: Former US Secretary of Defense, Ukraine Minister of Defense, and Siemens CEO talk war in Ukraine

Events from week of July 22 and July 29, 2022 Over the previous two weeks, the Atlantic Council hosted Mark T. Esper, the 27th US Secretary of Defense to discuss the four-day Atlantic Council transatlantic delegation trip to Taiwan, Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine to assess the nature of Russia’s war of aggression […]

China Conflict

Report

Jul 28, 2022

Cooperation with China: Challenges and opportunities

By Michael Schuman, David O. Shullman

Cooperation with China should focus on areas where our interests still align and where we can keep Beijing grounded in the international system. Like-minded allies and partners must pair such efforts with commitments to defend against China’s violations of international norms, impose costs on irresponsible behavior, and strengthen themselves and current global institutions to compete effectively and uphold liberal values.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jul 27, 2022

Shin in Foreign Policy: Reconstruction partners must be careful not to hand money to kleptocrats

By Atlantic Council

On May 23, 2022, Europe Center Research Assistant Francis Shin published an article in Foreign Policy, “Corruption Could Mean Ukraine Loses a Future Peace”. “The EU and other donors party to the Ukraine Solidarity Trust Fund should form an active oversight body within the fund over how it awards contracts. This is to ensure aid […]

China East Asia

Strategic Insights Memo

Jul 19, 2022

Toward coherence in tech competition with China

By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein

This June, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss technological competition between the United States, its allies and partners, and their biggest global competitor, China. The workshop explored the stakes in this competition across economic, military, and other domains, as well as the challenges facing Washington and its allies and partners with respect to China’s rising technological capabilities. This memo draws from insights gleaned during the workshop to give policymakers a better understanding of this competition, it stakes, and the strategic choices facing the United States and its allies and partners.

China Defense Technologies