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Fast Thinking

Oct 16, 2022

Reading between the lines of Xi’s party congress speech

By Atlantic Council

How should the world interpret his rhetoric about Taiwan? What was conspicuously absent from the speech? Our experts weigh in.

China Crisis Management

In the News

Sep 23, 2022

Roberts Reviews China Books

On September 22, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published, “At stake in the U.S.-China rivalry: The shape of the global political order,” in The Washington Post. This is a book review of three China books: Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism, by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way; Xi Jinping: The Most […]

China Civil Society

In the News

Sep 23, 2022

Roberts on Xi-Putin Meeting

On September 15, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article titled, “The Xi-Putin meeting: It’s not about the money,” in The China Project. Roberts argues that, despite Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping’s announcement of a “no limits” partnership, it does, in fact, face serious limits. Roberts concludes that politics underlie Xi’s close relations […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Sep 13, 2022

Roberts Featured in The China Project

On September 9, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article, “The financial news that really matters: The local government cash crunch holding back China,” in The China Project. Roberts discusses Chinese local governments’ challenge to stimulate economic growth amid COVID lockdowns and collapsing land sales, a market which otherwise serves as the main […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 6, 2022

Roberts Discusses Li Keqiang and Xi Jinping, in SupChina

On August 26, Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article, “The Li vs Xi silly season,” in SupChina. In this article, Roberts warns against believing gossip about Li Keqiang challenging Xi Jinping, as “Xi almost certainly will continue on to a third term, making history as the most powerful Chinese leader in generations.” 

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Sep 6, 2022

Aoki quoted in Bloomberg

On August 25, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, “Japan Set to Become One of World’s Biggest Defense Spenders.” In an interview, Aoki explains that “Japan cannot make itself more secure just by increasing its defense spending.” She further states, “Enhancing Japan’s defense capabilities could appear threatening to others […]

Japan Security & Defense

In the News

Aug 25, 2022

Roberts Discusses NYSE Delistings by Chinese Companies, in SupChina

On August 19, Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article, “Giant Chinese companies delisting from U.S. exchanges signals the end of an era,” in SupChina. In this article, Roberts discusses the details and implications of a recent announcement by five of China’s largest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) with plans to delist from the New York […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 12, 2022

Roberts featured in SupChina

On August 5, Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article, “Jeep shuts China factory as decoupling continues,” in SupChina. Roberts discusses Jeep’s decision to close its last remaining factory in China, over broken trust with the Chinese government. More broadly, he describes the larger picture for multinationals in China as “not pretty,” due to […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 5, 2022

Aoki quoted in NK News

On August 2, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in NK News, explaining that, “watching developments, North Korea could have concluded that countries that don’t have nuclear weapons remain vulnerable.”

Korea Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Japan may not militarize soon, but Abe’s dream lives on

By Naoko Aoki

Despite only small changes so far, it's clear that Shinzo Abe’s legacy will continue guiding Japanese defense policy.

Defense Policy East Asia