• Op-Ed

    China's Growing Inequality is Undermining the Regime

    If Beijing wants to deal with the issues that have spawned rising social unrest, it needs to reshape China’s economic institutions and control over basic resources in ways that moderate, rather than exacerbate, disparities.

    • Op-Ed

    Choosing Human Rights or Rare Earth Minerals

    When European leaders choose to do business with authoritarian regimes, they must continue to speak out against human rights violations.

    • Op-Ed

    China's Veto on Syria: A View from China

    China's vetoes over UN draft resolutions on Syria represent of Beijing's interpretation of the international system, of humanitarian intervention, and of its own interests in the region.

    • Q&A

    China’s Position on Syria

    Though Beijing has typically remained cautiously neutral when it comes to the region, China’s current stance may reflect its growing disquiet at what it sees as a U.S. policy intended to deny it access to Middle East energy sources.

    • Op-Ed

    The Seas of South-East Asia

    With China and the United States determined to protect their interests in the seas of South East Asia, it will require the most sophisticated of diplomats to ensure the openness and peace of the South China Sea.

    • Op-Ed

    The Poor Man's Consumption Fix for China

    China's economic imbalances are the result of urbanization and migration, not financial policy, and expanding residence rights for migrants would do more to boost consumption than fiddling with interest rates.

    • Op-Ed

    Wounded Giants

    French President Sarkozy’s request for Chinese money in support of the euro rescue symbolized three historic shifts in great power relations: the fragility and endangerment of the European project, the ascendance of China, and the beginning of the end of the American era.

    • Article

    North Korea: Time for Secret Talks with China

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il increases the likelihood that the stress on the multiple fault lines in Korean society will reach the point of breaking. Secret talks with China to plan for contingencies may be needed now more than ever.

    • Event

    Global Economic Outlook: China, the Euro Crisis, and the United States

    The global economic outlook for 2012 and 2013 is exceptionally uncertain. With the euro crisis continuing to fester, a global credit crunch, and generalized slowdown threatening emerging markets, it remains unclear where growth will come from.

    • Article

    Europe, the United States, and Asia

    • Ulrich Speck
    • December 01, 2011

    Europeans should recognize that Washington’s increased engagement in the Asia-Pacific is also in Europe’s best interests and work to develop its own strategic approach toward the region.

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    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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