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In the News

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 […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 4, 2021

Roberts featured in BBC World News on China’s overseas lending push

In an 9/28 interview with BBC World News, Dexter Tiff Roberts commented on a recent study published by AidData, an international development research lab based at Virginia’s College of William & Mary which highlighted over $385 billion USD of hidden debts in Chinese loans to foreign countries. Roberts described China’s foreign lending methods as “a […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 27, 2021

Roberts featured in CNN International on Evergrande’s debt crisis

On September 20, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in CNN International on Wall Street’s reaction to China’s Evergrande crisis. He argued that the Chinese government has a very firm hand on financial sectors and “would like to make an example of Evergrande” by injecting politics into the country’s economy.  Read more about the author:

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Shullman on the China in Africa Podcast: Is China exporting authoritarianism around the world?

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, 2021, David O. Shullman joined the China in Africa Podcast to discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article with Charles Edel, “How China Exports Authoritarianism.”

Africa China


Sep 17, 2021

Beyond the peninsula: Prospects for US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By Miyeon Oh

This report assesses the prospects of US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific under South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) and US Indo-Pacific strategy, providing recommendations for policymakers in Washington and Seoul on enhancing US-ROK economic engagement outside of the Korean peninsula.

Digital Policy East Asia

In the News

Sep 16, 2021

Shullman and Edel in Foreign Affairs: How China exports authoritarianism

By Atlantic Council

On September 16, 2021, Foreign Affairs published an article by David O. Shullman and Charles Edel, “How China Exports Authoritarianism.” The authors argue that “Beijing’s money and technology is fueling repression worldwide” and warn that “China’s actions threaten to usher in a world of undemocratic regimes that are beholden to Beijing.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

Fast Thinking

Sep 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: Missiles are flying again on the Korean peninsula

By Atlantic Council

Is nuclear diplomacy with the North all but dead? How worried should we be about these missiles?

Arms Control Crisis Management

In the News

Sep 10, 2021

Roberts in Nikkei Asia on Beijing’s recent crackdown on private businesses and its implications for China’s economic future

By Atlantic Council

On September 10, 2021, Nikkei Asia published an op-ed by Asia Security Initiative senior fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts titled, “Lacking a better game plan, Beijing will pick off more industries.” The article explores Beijing’s “squeeze” on technology sectors and highlights China’s growing economic vulnerabilities. Roberts argues that “this is bad news for Beijing’s plan to […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 31, 2021

Roberts featured in Asharq News on the implications of Japan’s increased defense spending in the Indo-Pacific

On August 31, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in an interview from Dubai-based Asharq News on the regional implications of Tokyo’s recent announcement of plans to increase its defense spending, focusing on the impacts this development will have on the US, China, Taiwan, and Japan (interview voice-over in Arabic). Read more about the author:

Indo-Pacific Security & Defense

In the News

Aug 30, 2021

Garlauskas participates in US Institute of Peace event on North Korea: “Whose court is the ball in?”

On July 28, Markus Garlauskas spoke at a US Institute of Peace event titled “Whose Court Is the Ball In? Making Progress on Peace and Denuclearization With North Korea” held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. Garlauskas cautioned against considering Kim Jong Un to be desperate, against optimism on the near-term prospects for diplomacy […]

Korea Politics & Diplomacy