What Will China Do if the U.S. Attacks North Korea?
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies, he would “totally destroy” the nation. As tensions continue to rise between Washington and Pyongyang, is Beijing growing more or less likely to intervene in a conflict between the United States and North Korea? On which side would China intervene? —The Editors
UPDATE: China’s Continuing Reclamation in the Paracels | Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Big Tech’s nemesis – The Economist – Medium
by: The Economist
Even her enemies admire the bloody-mindedness of Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner in charge of competition policy. Last autumn, not long after she had ordered Apple to pay €13bn ($14.5bn…
The new dynamics of financial globalization
Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form of financial globalization is emerging.
North Korea: Witness to Transformation
Our experts assess the economic, political, and security developments in and around the Korean peninsula. Follow @nkwitness on Twitter
IMF Article IV Report on China
The Peterson Institute for International Economics held a discussion of the recently released International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV Report on China on September 21, 2017.
U.S. Trade Policy Priorities: Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative | Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:30 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks: John Hamre President and CEO, CSIS Introduction: William Brock Former United States Trade Representative Keynote Remarks: "U.S. Trade Policy Priorities" Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative
The euro crisis isn't over - AEI
As the eurozone economic recovery begins to gain traction and as the credit rating agencies start to upgrade former eurozone deadbeat countries, the conven
Bipartisanship wins a round at the White House - AEI
Economists of all political views breathed a sigh of relief and raised a glass in celebration when Kevin Hassett was confirmed last week as chairman of the
Bannon Says the U.S. Is at ‘Economic War with China.’ Is He Right?
Steve Bannon, whose controversial views on China remain hugely influential in the White House, is visiting Hong Kong this week to speak at a China investment conference. In August, before he left his White House position as chief strategist, Bannon said the U.S. is “at economic war with China.” He added, “One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years and it’s gonna be them if we go down this path.” Are the United States and China in a state of economic war? If not, is that a likely outcome if tensions between the two nations continue to rise?
Kim Jong Un must go. It's time for a Korean democratic unification. - AEI
The Trump team must move toward a strategy of ultimate unification of the peninsula. There are many main reasons for this. First, the nuclear problem is really a regime problem. The Kim family has made its legacy synonymous with becoming a nuclear state that can ultimately unify the peninsula on its own terms. Second, it is unclear whether long-term deterrence is stable. Northeast Asia would have to become very militarized. The military postures of Japan, South Korea, and the United States would have to favor the offense to be ready to strike down missiles and to keep Kim on the defensive. And it is unclear whether Japan and South Korea would remain non-nuclear. The US should still seek to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
What’s at Stake in the German Elections?
Germany’s elections will determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in power, with ramifications for the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations.