US-China trade tensions allow Beijing to hide unfair trade practices and human rights abuses behind politicized rhetoric. Trump administration critics should ensure their criticisms don’t overshadow China’s responsibility for its actions.
By Shane Szarkowski |
There are economic and national security arguments to be made for the Jones Act, but they're being made dishonestly.
By Kristen Cheriegate |
The US is struggling to adapt to the emerging digital market and cryptocurrencies. This creates potential security gaps which actors like Iran have the potential to exploit.
By John Ashley |
Italy recently made the news with the announcement that it had decided to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making it the first G7 nation to do so. The BRI has become one of China’s signature foreign policy and economic initiatives. Many states in Central and South Asia, as well as some in Africa,…
By Emma Robinson |
China’s central government is driving a massive innovation campaign. This has the potential to rapidly transition China from a cheap goods manufacturer to a technological powerhouse. It could also fail miserably.
By Steven Macey |
As the UK leaves the EU, there are underexplored implications for the UK’s international development policy, with Brexit providing an opportunity for the UK to reduce trade barriers with developing countries and develop a progressive unified trade and development policy.
As the US increasingly vacates its leadership role within international institutions, China seeks to fill the gap through regional institutions it dominates. This implies potential shifts in how multilateralism is practiced.
By Nick Lokker |
A string of recent events has revealed the pitfalls of Europe’s economic dependence on China. In order to stand up for its democratic values, the EU must weaken Beijing’s ability to leverage trade and investment ties in service of its hostile political objectives.
By Benjamin Zimmer |
As China increases investments in renewable energy, questions about Beijing’s motivation arise, as these seemingly benign investments correlate with a rise in China’s perceived international reliability and responsibility.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy is acting as host for this year's Y7 summit. Youth delegates from all seven countries prepared a statement for G7 representatives, published in its entirety below, articulating a strong call to action from their generation to the leaders of the world's most powerful nations.
By Robert Shines |
Regardless of initial missteps, the most critical thing for governments and the international community to do in the fight against COVID-19 is to adapt quickly. While some states weigh the impacts of quarantine measures on the economy, some have identified strategies that balance public health with economic health.
By William Fleeson |
Ukraine and Russia are discussing a natural gas transit extension. Without an agreement, Russian gas could cease to flow via Ukraine to Europe on January 1. This article assesses progress in Ukraine-Russia talks, as time for a deal grows short.
By Anthony Consalvo |
Smartphones will gain geostrategic significance. The Gulf States, through Apple and Huawei, have aligned with the United States and China, respectively. Their strategic importance makes them noteworthy test cases in the rising geostrategic significance of supply chains.
By Kathryn Urban |
A forthcoming study from the University of Calgary predicts that Russian intelligence services may be interfering in the Canadian federal elections scheduled to take place at the end of October over concerns in the Arctic region.