Asia

One Country Two Systems Under Seige


On June 30th Hong Kong will celebrate 20 years of independence from the United Kingdom, which handed over official control of the island nation in 1997, with an extravagant program of concerts, sporting events, exhibitions, and even an official anthem. Also on June 30th, Hong Kong will be one year closer to merging...

Asia

China’s Keynesian Foreign Policy


China’s impressive economic growth since the turn of the millennium has been accompanied by its expansion onto the international stage. A lot of attention has been given to China’s increased assertiveness within Asia, particularly as it relates to the...

Americas

Why Cutting the International Affairs Budget Is a Mistake


President Trump’s federal spending proposal cuts funding for the International Affairs Budget (IAB) by 31 percent. This reduction is concerning since it would make it difficult for programs funded by the IAB to address global problems—from the crisis in Syria...

Asia

Japan’s Economic Woes for 2020 Goals


As its economy grew by 1.2 percent during the last quarter of 2016, Japan experienced four consecutive quarters of growth for the first time in a decade.  Although welcomed, this rate of growth is smaller than in previous quarters and falls considerably short...

Global

Transcript and Audio: Charged Affairs’ Conversation with Andrew Selee, Executive VP of the Wilson Center


Charge Affairs’ Senior Staff Writer Benjamin Dills sat down with Andrew Selee, Executive Vice President of the Wilson Center, to talk about the evolving role of nonpartisan institutions in foreign policy dialogue in the United States. The conversation has...

Africa

Global Anti-Corruption Effort Would Benefit Nigerian Startups


The Silicon Valley in the United States may be in the midst of a very public crisis at the moment, but the start-up tech entrepreneur scene in Nigeria has been quietly flourishing. According to Disrupt Africa’s latest report, African tech startups raised over...