Tag: CHINA

  • Why is China Turning up the Heat on Taiwan? A Debate

    Beijing’s political and military pressure on Taiwan has been growing markedly, and some statements by senior Chinese leaders suggest a growing impatience for reunification.  These developments have spurred an American debate over the effectiveness of long-standing US cross-strait policies.  But whether and how to adjust US policy depends critically on assessments of Beijing’s motivations and

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  • The Sources of Chinese Conduct: A Debate

    More than a half-century ago, George Kennan published an analysis of the sources of Soviet conduct that helped to shape US policy toward Moscow throughout the Cold War.  More recently, the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff – an organization that Kennan founded and led – published an analysis of 21st-century Chinese conduct meant to provide

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  • Are We Blaming Others for America’s Self-Generated Problems?

    It seems that the number of American fingers pointing abroad to explain developments at home is large and growing.  For many, Trump’s 2016 presidential victory was the product of Russian thumbs on our electoral scales.  Others blame job losses in the US heartland on predatory Chinese mercantilism and unfair labor practices.  Even the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Are China and Russia Outpacing the United States in Military Technology?

    The United States is increasingly facing a technology-driven arms race with China and Russia, in which Beijing and Moscow are each developing new technologies—and tactics—to compete with a still-dominant U.S. military force. This raises a variety of important questions. To what extent are China and Russia succeeding in developing new military technologies? Have China’s or

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  • A New Technological Cold War?

    Technology has emerged as a central front in competition among the United States and its two principal geopolitical rivals, China and Russia. From 5G communications to artificial intelligence, quantum computing, autonomous weapons, and clean energy, new and emerging technologies can provide considerable strategic and economic opportunities while reshaping societies and relations among states. In an effort to

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