China Cannot Have it Both Ways

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by Daniel Wagner At last year’s opening ceremony of the Chinese Communist Party’s Nineteenth Congress, President Xi Jinping proclaimed his belief that China was on the precipice of becoming a great global power. He declared that China was no longer… Continue Reading  

New Bank for One Belt, One Road

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by Gary Sands A two-day summit to unveil what China is portraying as the infrastructure project of the century concluded on May 15. The $1 trillion initiative is designed to vastly expand free trade in Africa, Asia and Europe. Realization… Continue Reading  

A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

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by Dilip Hiro In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building… Continue Reading  

Iran Continues to Look to the East

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by Alireza Shams Lahijani One of the biggest raps against President Hassan Rouhani’s foreign policy in Iran is that he and his administration are too eager to expand relations with the West. Yet, in the two years after his election,… Continue Reading  

America’s China Problem

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by Yu Bin A specter is haunting the U.S.—a specter of a steadily rising China challenging the US-dominated international economic and security system created 70 years ago at the end of World War II.