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Sat, May 23, 2020

Special China edition: Hong Kong is just one of President Xi’s many high-stakes bets

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s apparent rolling of the dice on Hong Kong is just one of his many calculated wagers aimed at greater domestic control, regional influence and global gain. Here are just three potential elements for a new American strategy equal to our times.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

Americas Brazil

Wed, May 20, 2020

How the coronavirus impacts Japan’s prospects for constitutional revision

Whether or not the Japanese public will face a choice on revising the constitution in the near future now seems inextricably tied with the coronavirus; either it will scuttle efforts to hold a constitutional referendum before the end of Abe’s term or it will be the impetus for an accelerated effort.

New Atlanticist by Mirna Galic

Coronavirus Japan

Tue, May 19, 2020

Kroenig quoted in the Washington Post on US-Taiwan relations

Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a Washington Post piece about why Taiwan will continue to pose problems for China. The piece includes Dr. Kroenig’s remarks from a webinar in which he commented on the US-Taiwan relationship.“In a way this relationship makes a lot of sense,” said Kroenig. “Taiwan does have shared […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, May 18, 2020

Akhtar as a panelist at the University of Lahore Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research: The Future of Sino-Indo-Pak Relations post-Pandemic

In the News by Atlantic Council

China India

Sat, May 16, 2020

Here’s how to use tech to turn COVID-19 tragedy into “a global immune system”

It’s not too late for the United States – driven by the cutting-edge capabilities of its technology companies – to leverage the coronavirus tragedy into a historic opportunity. It would be built around scientifically novel but increasingly available means to prevent future pandemics through constructing a “global immune system.” It may seem hopelessly naïve to expect an even more ambitious degree of global collaboration now, but history’s lesson is that the alternatives are horrifying.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 15, 2020

Kroenig in the Financial Times: Machiavelli offered a compelling argument for the superiority of republics

On Friday, May 15, the Financial Times published a Letter to the Editor by Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig, in which he reminds readers that Machiavelli offered a convincing defense of republics as a superior system of government.With the US-China rivalry intensifying, many are wondering whether autocracy or democracy is a better form of […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 15, 2020

Robert Manning in Foreign Policy on China’s control of the South China Sea

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 15, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: Should the United States facilitate regime change?

On May 15, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the risks, downsides, and rewards of facilitating regime change. The column opens with a discussion of US opposition to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, and […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Wed, May 13, 2020

Kroenig in Foreign Policy: The United States Should Not Align with Russia to Counter China

On May 13, Foreign Policy published an op-ed by Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig in which he argues the United States should not align with Russia to counter China. Instead, the United States should leverage its democratic advantages and work with allies to counter both Russia and China.While Russia and China may be growing […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy