Trade & Economics

Singapore’s Fears about US-China Relations, and Three Wishes

Last month Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offered three recommendations for the US government to enhance its relationships in Asia in the context of US-China tensions.

Further Neglect of Lebanon is Bad for Regional and Global Security
Further Neglect of Lebanon is Bad for Regional and Global Security

Washington and the West need to stop neglecting Lebanon, primarily for the sake of their own strategic and regional interests.

Ep. 51: Confrontations with China — on Huawei, COVID-19, and More

Michael Sobolik, a fellow in Indo-Pacific Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC, speaks with Mark Melton…

No Longer a Luxury – Religious Liberty is a National Security Priority
No Longer a Luxury – Religious Liberty is a National Security Priority

Religious liberty is not a luxury good that countries can dismiss and still “get by.” It’s necessary for a vibrant democratic society and national security.

Missed Opportunities for Religious Freedom in the Time of Corona - Coronavirus COVID-19
Missed Opportunities for Religious Freedom in the Time of Corona

As COVID-19 spreads globally, religious minorities are now more exposed and vulnerable.

Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics
Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics

Because the war analogy breaks down and causes problems, comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters like hurricanes makes more sense and helps society think through current dilemmas.

COVID-19 and the Need for Balancing Power: A Perspective from Brazil - Donald Trump Jair Bolsonaro China
COVID-19 and the Need for Balancing Power: A Perspective from Brazil

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates interesting dynamics of the current international order, including how countries like Brazil are stuck with an aggressive China and an absent America.

A Guide to the US-China Contest in 2020
A Guide to the US-China Contest in 2020

The real 2020 questions about the US-China contest lie in how they influence the context for global trade, technology standards, military tools, and power projection.

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.