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Oct 20, 2021

Roberts featured in the Wire China on Evergrande

On October 17, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in The Wire China on Evergrande’s Xu Jiayin, who has stepped down from his position as chairman of the company in the face of its demise. “Xu is very flashy,” Roberts stated. Noting Xu’s nickname of “Belt Brother” due to the luxurious belt Xu wore to a Chinese […]

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Oct 20, 2021

US leaders laid down solid and sensible sanctions policy. Now they need to follow through.

By Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole

The review is smart in addressing the true root causes of sanctions misuse without indulging in clichés such as that sanctions are overused or never work.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2021

The Powell Doctrine’s wisdom must live on

By Christopher Preble

Colin Powell’s criteria governing the use of force abroad aimed to ensure that war is always a last resort. US leaders shouldn't forget that as they honor his legacy.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Fast Thinking

Oct 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to do about China’s hypersonic weapons

By Atlantic Council

Should US defense officials be worried about the pace of Chinese military modernization? What could China do with such weapons? Our experts fire off their thoughts.

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In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Richard Haass is unhappy

By Atlantic Council

On October 15, Christopher Preble and co-hosts Melanie Marlowe (CSIS) and Zack Cooper (AEI) of the War on the Rocks Net Assessment podcast discussed the bipartisan turn away from the mostly internationalist spirit that has informed US foreign policy since the end of the Second World War. The three concluded that dissatisfaction with the current direction of […]

English Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Cooper in U.S. Naval Institute on expanding the concept of national security

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Scott Cooper on the need to expand the conception of national security.

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Oct 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing September 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

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In the News

Oct 12, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford address the specter of war over Taiwan

By Atlantic Council

On October 8, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss recent Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), Taiwan’s strategic significance to the United States, and the possibilities for […]

China Conflict

In the News

Oct 12, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: Is Congress seeking accountability for the war in Afghanistan?

By Atlantic Council

On October 12, Emma Ashford authored an article for Inkstick Media entitled, “Is Congress seeking accountability for the war in Afghanistan?.” Ashford makes the case that the use of hearings on Afghanistan for short-term political objectives comes at the cost of Congress fulfilling its role of providing oversight of national security powers. “Whether it’s failing to ask questions […]

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Oct 11, 2021

Atwell in War on the Rocks on US cooperation with Afghan forces

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center nonresident senior fellow Kyle Atwell writes on US cooperation with Afghan forces in War on the Rocks.

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