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REGIONALIZATION

Splintering Global Supply Chains: Asia’s Worst Nightmare?

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan was speaking for the rest of Asia when he told a Washington, DC, audience last month that the protracted US-China…
ECONOMY

G20 Alert: The Trade War Gets Existential

It is no exaggeration to say that the escalation of the trade war has put the likelihood of a new global recession triggered by the…
DIPLOMACY

How the Rules-Based International Order Took Root

Founded on the principle of the rule of law, the United States is largely governed by lawyers, though not as much as decades ago. The…
TRADE

Could the US and China Have Avoided Escalating Their Trade War?

The US and China are in the middle of a tit-for-tat escalation of their year-long trade war. The first eight rounds of negotiations pushed the…
ECONOMY

Acche Din, Redux: The Business Outlook for Modi’s Second Term

The election victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was extraordinary and unexpected. Opinion polling and recent state election…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Allies Not Out of America’s Line of Fire

There is an old idea in retail: a shop should always have a loss leader, something flashy in the front that lures in passers-by. The…
FINANCE

Waiting, and Waiting, for the Global Renminbi

“Great powers,” says the Nobel-laureate economist Robert Mundell, “have great currencies.” So where is China’s? In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, things seemed…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China and the Rise of Africa

China’s role in Africa is growing, and is becoming key to the continent’s economic rise. Already, China is Africa’s largest trade partner. The volume of…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China in Africa: Practicing Diplomacy as a Great Power

Over the course of his presidency so far, Xi Jinping has carefully but explicitly reoriented China from diplomacy with major powers to diplomacy as a…
FINANCE

Global Markets’ Tepid Reaction to China’s New Opening

Soon after U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met in Beijing last year, China announced that it would relax or eliminate…
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