Tag: CHINA

  • What Are the Implications of the Ukraine War for Chinese Foreign Policy?

    As China grapples with an upsurge in domestic problems, there is increasing speculation that it may attempt to bolster its position abroad. Will it seek to up the pressure on Taiwan and even contemplate an outright invasion? To what extent will it continue to back Russia against Ukraine? How will Beijing manage its relations with

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  • What Does the Ukraine War Mean for China and Taiwan?

    The war in Ukraine has thrust the future of Taiwan into the geopolitical spotlight. Does Russia’s attack render it more or less likely that China will attempt forcibly to incorporate Taiwan? Are Russia and China likely to draw together even more closely to oppose American foreign policy ambitions? Or, on the contrary, will the Ukraine

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  • What Comes Next with Russia?

    For many years, experts have predicted a return to Cold War between Russia and the West. President Vladimir Putin’s decision this week to recognize the independence of Ukraine’s separatist republics, however, means that a different form of warfare—a hot war—is almost inevitable. The key questions at this point are how extensive the war in Ukraine

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  • Is Washington Encouraging an Anti-American Coalition?

    The Biden administration’s recent virtual democracy summit was aimed at promoting democracy and unifying much of the world in opposition to authoritarianism in Russia and China.  But in seeking to unite the free world and isolate our great power rivals, is Washington inadvertently creating a countervailing coalition that is increasingly prepared to challenge U.S. interests

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  • Can the United States Discourage Sino-Russian Alignment?

    Preventing adversaries from dominating the Eurasian landmass is a strategic imperative for the United States.  Although Washington has recently awakened to the dangers that growing Chinese power poses in this regard, another threat has received comparatively little attention: the emergence of an increasingly anti-U.S. partnership between China and Russia.  The combination of China’s economic and

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