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Fri, Sep 10, 2021

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

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 […]

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China Economy & Business

Mon, 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 […]

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Korea Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Aug 23, 2021

Garlauskas featured in NK News podcast on intelligence failure to anticipate Communist Chinese military intervention

On August 23, Markus Garlauskas was featured in NK News podcast, along with the Korea Society’s Jonathan Corrado in an expert discussion on the failure of the United States to anticipate and prepare for Communist China’s military intervention in the Korean War. Garlauskas and Corrado argued that cognitive biases along with dysfunctional inter-personal and inter-organizational […]

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Arms Control Indo-Pacific

Mon, Aug 23, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Independent on China’s ongoing crackdown on its tech and private enterprises

On August 23, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Independent that discussed Beijing’s recent crackdowns on China’s technology industries and the CCP’s intentions behind these actions. Roberts argues that “China’s top leadership believe they can rein in the excesses of big tech companies by calling a sudden halt of IPOs (making […]

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China Economy & Business

Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Guardian on Beijing’s new regulation policies aimed at its tech billionaires

On August 21, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Guardian that discussed new Chinese regulations across its education and technology industries, whose contributions to China’s economy are far bigger than many of its state-owned firms. Roberts acknowledges that Xi Jinping’s recent moves on the tech sector was foreseen by many, explaining […]

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China Economy & Business

Mon, Aug 9, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Economist on the echoes of Mao Zedong’s “politics-in-command” economy

On August 9, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Economist that discussed Beiing’s movement on abandoning China’s old pro-growth model and the beginning of “real state capitalism.” Roberts highlights that senior officials in the US government believe that China will become “not just an economic superpower but a geopolitical and military one” […]

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China Economy & Business

Sun, Aug 8, 2021

Roberts quoted in Nikkei Asia on the prospects of a potential boycott movement on Chinese firms

On August 8, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in Nikkei Asia that highlighted the potential of a global movement boycotting Chinese products due to humanitarian issues surrounding Xinjiang, Tibet, and Inner Mongolia. After the Tokyo Olympics, Roberts argues that “any company that considers a boycott doesn’t have a significant market presence in […]

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China Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 6, 2021

Roberts quoted in Fortune on Beijing’s recent crackdowns on its technology giants

On August 6, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in Fortune that discussed Beijing’s outsize influence on China’s technology giants, highlighting that these companies contribute billions of dollars to the central government in order to escape scrutinization from the CCP. Roberts explains that “the sudden bout of gift-giving is certainly no guarantee that […]

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China Economy & Business

Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Diplomat on China’s recent crackdowns on its ed-tech industries

On August 5, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Diplomat that discussed new Chinese regulations across its education and technology industries, highlighting the trend of China’s public sector replacing its private sector as the CCP’s key economic priority as it seeks to ensure internal stability. Roberts argues that, “while the importance […]

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China Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Foreign Policy on North Korea’s evolving missile capabilities

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Foreign Policy article published on June 28 that discussed key challenges likely to limit the Biden Administration’s prospects for constructive diplomacy with North Korea. Garlauskas highlighted the need for the US to restart large-scale military exercises and enhance missile defense capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, saying that it is necessary […]

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Defense Policy Indo-Pacific