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Fri, May 7, 2021

The risky logic behind China’s economic strategy: ‘Politics in command’

As the regime comes to see private companies as a rising threat, we’re entering a new era of Chinese state capitalism.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Corruption

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Garlauskas’s proposal featured in RUSI report on North Korea

A report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), based in the UK, discussing sanctions on North Korea featured Markus Garlauskas’s proposal on a new framework for assessing the effectiveness of sanctions on North Korea which he elaborated in a 38 North article.

In the News

Economic Sanctions Korea

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Roberts on Chennai Centre for China Studies webinar: Myth of Chinese capitalism

On April 23, Dexter Tiff Roberts participated in a webinar hosted by the the Chennai Centre for China Studies based in India to give a book talk about his recently published The Myth of Chinese Capitalism. Read more about the author:

Timely Commentary & Analysis

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Mr. Suga comes to Washington

President Xi, are you watching? US President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide to the White House on Friday. And his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader was designed to send a clear signal to China.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

East Asia Japan

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

How much support does the Chinese Communist Party really have?

The precarious balancing act that China’s leaders have struck—one that mixes strident nationalism and policies that push overheated economic growth with overwrought propaganda—will continue to present them with daunting challenges.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Roberts on International Development and Security Cooperation’s webinar: China’s unbalanced development

On April 14, Dexter Tiff Roberts made an appearance on a webinar hosted by the International Development and Security Cooperation (IDSC) based in Manila, Philippines, to give a talk about China’s development trajectory drawing on his book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism. Read more about the author:

Timely Commentary & Analysis

China Economy & Business

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on North Korea’s tactical nuclear weapons

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Reuters article published on March 30 that discussed North Korea’s potential to develop tactical nuclear weapons. On whether the latest short-range missiles tested by Pyongyang were capable of carrying nuclear weapons, Garlauskas said, “Even short-range North Korean ballistic missiles should be considered nuclear-capable, based on North Korea’s own words.”

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NBC News on North Korea’s missile tests in March

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in an NBC News article published on March 26, arguing that North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests were not merely intended to grab Washington’s attention. Garlauskas emphasized Pyongyang’s “clear determination to continue advancing its ballistic missile programs… If these go unchecked by the international community, this is likely to lead to […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Vox on North Korea’s intentions behind missile tests

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Vox article published on March 25 saying, “These launches are not a cry for attention, nor are they a cry for help with North Korea’s broken economy. Such launches are a sign of North Korea’s clear determination to continue advancing its ballistic-missile programs as part of making good on […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Reuters article published on March 24, 2021 for his comments on how it would be a mistake for the Biden administration to ignore North Korea’s ballistic missile tests regardless of their range. “Downplaying North Korean ballistic missile tests will not help U.S. diplomacy with North Korea in any way, […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence