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Fri, Sep 20, 2019

After Aramco attacks, China’s Middle East interests are at stake

The attack on Saudi Arabia could be another factor that leads to a more robust approach to China protecting its Middle East interests.

IranSource by Jonathan Fulton

China Iran

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Secondary sanctions’ implications and the transatlantic relationship

The term secondary sanctions provokes strong reactions from allies and markets. Due to the power of the US dollar, breadth of the US market, and dominance of the US financial system, even the threat of secondary sanctions prompts many non-US companies to change their behavior to avoid the risk of such sanctions. Although this approach has furthered US policies, it has resulted in transatlantic political divergence and enhanced compliance uncertainty among private sector actors.

Issue Brief by Samantha Sultoon & Justine Walker

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Great Power Competition in Southeast Europe

In the past decade, the United States and the European Union (EU) became more ambivalent about our commitments in the Western Balkans. Moscow and Beijing, sensing an opening, have become more determined in their efforts to gain influence and leverage in the region.

New Atlanticist by Damon Wilson

China Russia

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

A potential path forward for Hong Kong?

Beijing needs to give the Hong Kong government "some space" to effectively address the concerns of its citizens, former US general consul to Hong Kong Kurt Tong said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Rule of Law

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Recommendations on 5G and National Security

TO: National Security Community of the United States, its Allies, and Partners FROM: General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) DATE: February 11, 2019 SUBJECT: Recommendations on 5G and National Security China’s aggressive attempt to subsidize the development of global 5G networks as a tool of Beijing’s geopolitical and economic power requires an urgent […]

Strategic Insights Memo by James L. Jones

China Security & Defense

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Is Germany going soft on China?

If Germany gets its way, it would be the strongest sign to date that Europe is charting its own course in its ties with China, ignoring pressure from hawks in the Trump administration to pare back economic links.

New Atlanticist by Noah Barkin

China Germany

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Beijing strikes back with more US tariffs

The decision to increase tariffs “sends a message that China will match US tariff moves,” according to Hung Tran.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

The financial implications of deploying sanctions in Hong Kong

If the situation worsens in Hong Kong, Washington should not hesitate to not only use Global Magnitsky, but also take tangible steps to boost its hard power position in the region.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Airport clash raises fear of violent crackdown in Hong Kong

With international attention fixed on the dramatic scenes from Hong Kong, Beijing seems to be doubling down on its commitment to end the disruptive demonstrations.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China