New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2023

China stands to gain from a weakened Russia. The West should prepare now.

By Andrew A. Michta

A protracted war of attrition in Ukraine serves Beijing’s interests in that it will lead to the long-term weakening of Russia, thereby fundamentally shifting the Sino-Russian power balance in China’s favor.

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 30, 2023

Kroenig in Foreign Policy analyzing Niccolò Machiavelli’s views on democracy

On May 27, Scowcroft Vice President and Director Matthew Kroenig penned an article for Foreign Policy assessing the efficacy of democracy and autocracy by invoking the international relations perspectives of renowned diplomat and author Niccolò Machiavelli. While Machiavelli is most famous for The Prince, a “guidebook for dictators”, his perspectives were best conveyed in Discourses […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

Issue Brief

May 30, 2023

China’s subsea-cable power in the Middle East and North Africa

By Dale Aluf

Dale Aluf analyzes China's campaign to make countries in the region more dependent on Chinese networks, while reducing its own dependence on foreign cables. China’s growing presence in the Middle East and North Africa’s cable industry is significant because Beijing has the power to shape the route of global internet traffic by determining when, where, and how to build cables.

China Middle East

New Atlanticist

May 30, 2023

China is trading more with Russia—but so are many US allies and partners

By Josh Lipsky, Niels Graham

A number of countries have increased their trade with Russia since its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, including non-aligned countries and even some EU members.

China Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

May 25, 2023

Russian War Report: Belgorod incursion brings deluge of online mockery of Russia’s defenses

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

After an anti-Putin Russian volunteer military unit attacked Belgorod, trolls and bloggers online viciously ridiculed Russian defenses.

Australia Conflict


May 25, 2023

Developing countries need a loss and damage fund for climate change. How can COP28 make it happen?

By Lama El Hatow

A L&D fund is the last lifeboat for these countries after decades of struggle to achieve some form of global climate justice.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fast Thinking

May 25, 2023

Biden’s pick for joint chiefs chairman sends a message to China

By Atlantic Council

US President Joe Biden is nominating Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown as the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the pick.

Indo-Pacific Maritime Security


May 25, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: US and G7 allies target Russia’s evasion and procurement networks

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Benjamin Mossberg and Castellum.AI

Tackling export controls circumvention by Russia; the enforcement and effectiveness of the oil price cap; the failure of the US sanctions policy towards Sudan, and how to fix it.

Africa Economic Sanctions

In the News

May 24, 2023

Cynkin in BusinessMirror and NBC News

On May 23, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Tom Cynkin was quoted in BusinessMirror, and on May 20, he was featured in NBC News. With regard to identifying instances of Chinese economic coercion, he stated, “These things are very specific and almost idiosyncratic—case by case—and often difficult to prove.”

China Economy & Business

In the News

May 24, 2023

“That’s what makes Taiwan so important” Nonresident Fellow Lev Nachman quoted in DW on 2024 Taiwan elections

On February 20, Nonresident Fellow Tuvia Gering was quoted in the South China Morning Post on Iranian President Raisi's visit to Beijing.

Politics & Diplomacy Taiwan