Feb 7, 2023

Willems testifies to the House Financial Services Committee on combatting the economic threat from China

By Clete R. Willems

Hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services “Combatting the Economic Threat from China” February 7, 2023 Chairman McHenry, Ranking Member Waters, and Members of the Committee, Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the threat that China poses to U.S. national security and economic leadership. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) […]

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 6, 2023

NATO is entering a new phase in the Indo-Pacific

By Sara Bjerg Moller

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's visit to Japan and South Korea trip was striking both for its timing and for its messaging shift on China.

China East Asia

In the News

Feb 6, 2023

Senior Director David O. Shullman appeared on NPR to discuss US-China relations and the Chinese surveillance balloon

On February 5, 2023, Global China Hub Senior Director David O. Shullman appeared on NPR to discuss US-China relations and the Chinese balloon saga.


New Atlanticist

Feb 3, 2023

Five questions (and expert answers) about the curious case of the Chinese spy balloon

By Atlantic Council experts

US fighter jets have shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, but the tensions linger in the world's most important bilateral relationship. Our experts float their takes.

China Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Feb 3, 2023

Is the US over-militarizing its China strategy?

By Harlan Ullman

China lacks the capability to seize and occupy Taiwan with an amphibious invasion, but the US spends inordinate time and money preparing for one. It's time to rethink the strategy.

China Conflict


Feb 2, 2023

Implementing NATO’s Strategic Concept on China

By Hans Binnendijk and Daniel S. Hamilton

Allies made it clear that they consider Russia their most immediate and direct threat. Yet they also made headlines by addressing challenges emanating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

China Europe & Eurasia


Feb 2, 2023

For Pakistan, dealing with its Taliban problem is a walk on eggshells

By Javid Ahmad

Islamabad faces a lose-lose scenario against the Pakistani Taliban. But it is not too late for Pakistan to stop peeling the banana from the wrong end.

Afghanistan Pakistan

In the News

Feb 2, 2023

Roberts Featured in Bloomberg and SCMP

On January 23, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts appeared on Bloomberg Businessweek to discuss the implications of China’s reopening for the world economy and markets, and whether Xi Jinping will backtrack on his newly friendly attitude toward private enterprises. On January 31, he was quoted in the South China Morning Post. In a […]

China Economy & Business

Press Release

Jan 30, 2023

Atlantic Council launches new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, names Markus Garlauskas as director 

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30, 2023 – The Atlantic Council announced today the creation of the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), a new program focused on Indo-Pacific strategy, alliance, and security issues. The initiative, housed in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, will be led by Markus Garlauskas, a former senior US intelligence […]


The 5x5

Jan 30, 2023

The 5×5—China’s cyber operations

By Simon Handler

Experts provide insights into China’s cyber behavior, its structure, and how its operations differ from those of other states.

China Cybersecurity