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China Takes Aim at the Postwar Order
China Takes Aim at the Postwar Order

The People’s Republic of China not only has the intent to build a new world order, but it also has the resources and capabilities to do so—which helps explain why those who designed and uphold the existing world order are answering China’s challenge.

Geopolitical Conflict with China Hits Fashion Industry
Cold War with China Hits Fashion Industry during H&M Boycott

State broadcasters called upon the Chinese people to boycott companies that did not use Xinjiang cotton. Reports found forced labor likely make this product.

China’s Dream, the World’s Nightmare - China Dream
China’s Dream, the World’s Nightmare

If China is indeed the future, if China is primed to “rule the world,” if China remakes the international order in its image, it won’t be pretty.

America Might Need to Rejoin TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership
America Might Need to Rejoin TPP

Ever since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, Washington has been engulfed in a contentious debate whether leaving the treaty was a geo-economic blunder or a necessary step to protect the American economy.

Myanmar Coup Could Benefit China - Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar Coup Could Benefit China

The US must act swiftly and decisively against the Myanmar coup to preserve the country’s recent democratic gains and send a message to China.

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.

Russian Cynicism Perpetuates the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict
Russian Cynicism Perpetuates the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Why is the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict still considered “frozen”? Simply put, the conflict’s continuation is in Russia’s interests.

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.

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.