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Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the US approach toward China and the nature of the China challenge

In this biweekly Foreign Policy column, Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford discuss the crisis in Hong Kong and the effectiveness of regime change, using 'Hamilton' and its insights as a premise.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections will shape its political future—likely for the worse

With complications from the coronavirus pandemic, during which the Sri Lankan election commission has struggled to ensure that voting will be free, fair, and safe for all, the twice-delayed election may favor President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party, allowing it to strike down a significant constitutional amendment and move Sri Lanka further into China’s orbit of influence.

New Atlanticist by Phillip Baumgart

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Jun interviewed on NK News about North Korea’s cyber activity

In the News

Cybersecurity Korea

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 with surveillance: Perspectives from across the globe

As more countries rely on digital tools to contain the spread of COVID-19, how will enhanced surveillance challenge privacy norms in the future? According to the World Health Organization, public health surveillance is critical to containing the pandemic. However, can enhanced surveillance during a public health crisis set precedents for digital surveillance in the future?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler and Lily Liu

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Metzl in WSJ: How to hold Beijing accountable for the coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

United Nations ESCAP: Fernandes appointed to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific Region

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Busch in The Hill: The US has more to gain from WTO reform than just punishing China

Marc Busch writes that while China's trade practices are relevant to the discussion on WTO reform, the current narrative mistakenly singles out China and limits the prospects for deep reform.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Singapore’s prime minister has a message for the US: Don’t choose China confrontation or Asia withdrawal

Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, worries that Washington’s increasingly tense relationship with Beijing and domestic pressures to reduce its commitments abroad will force US policymakers to choose either a path of “colliding with China” or “deciding that you have no stake in the region and leave us to our own defenses.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Deep impact: States and software supply chain attacks

States have used software supply chain attacks to great effect. Hijacked updates have routinely delivered the most crippling state-backed attacks, thanks in part to a continued failure to secure the code-signing process.

Feature by Trey Herr, June Lee, Will Loomis, and Stewart Scott

China Cybersecurity

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

How much money is the G20 spending?

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program,

China Economy & Business