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Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Russia Retaliates After Pilot Is Killed In Rebel-Held Syria

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Russia's motivation in propping up the Assad regime as well as how to handle the North Korean situation.

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China, Russia Delight As North Korea Preoccupies US

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Friday, February 2, 2018

In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump said that the United States is “waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent” North Korea from threatening “our homeland” by its “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

In the News

Trump Advisers Clash Over 'Bloody Nose' Strike On North Korea

quoting Jamil Jaffervia CNN
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The tabled nomination of a widely-respected diplomat is bringing renewed focus to divisions inside the Trump administration over how tough the US should be in positioning against North Korea with nuclear tests expected to resume after the upcoming Olympics.

Analysis and Commentary

Cowering For Profits: US Firms In China Sell Out America By Bending To Beijing

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, February 1, 2018

American technology companies operating in China had a secret weakness, one that is not so concealed anymore. Not after an apparently bad miscalculation in which Intel gave the Chinese government an incredible security advantage that the tech giant withheld from the U.S. government. Oops.

In the News

Trump Calls Out Iran, North Korea; Labels China, Russia 'Rivals'

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has described China and Russia as rivals that must be confronted with "unmatched power," and has called on Congress to fix "fundamental flaws" in the landmark nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.

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9 Hour Railway Station

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

China builds a railway station in 9 hours (HT Marginal Revolution). Yes, it's basically a propaganda video, but interesting nonetheless as a reflection on infrastructure. 

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Meet The Man Poised To Take Over The World Economy

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, January 29, 2018

The most interesting man at this year’s World Economic Forum was a rather scrawny 53-year-old former English teacher from Hangzhou in eastern China whose business is poised to take over the world economy: Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba.

In the News

Agnes Chow Disqualification ‘Step Towards The Evisceration’ Of Hong Kong’s Autonomy

quoting Larry Diamondvia South China Morning Post
Monday, January 29, 2018

Prominent US democracy scholar slams ruling as outrageous and says it runs contrary to ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

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China Vs America: The Espionage Story Of Our Time

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator (UK)
Monday, January 29, 2018

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago, including executing a number of US informants, got a brief flurry of attention and then subsided beneath the waves.

In the News

What's The PBOC's Optimal Monetary Policy In Response To The Fed Interest Rate Hikes?

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Capital Watch
Sunday, January 28, 2018

With the world's two largest economies so closely involved, how should China’s central bank respond to the Federal Reserve's move toward long-term rate hikes?

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