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Transatlantic Responses to a Global China

For seventeen years since China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, Beijing has shaped its industrial policy to benefit from the international free trade regime, sustaining extraordinary economic …

Episode 05: Transatlantic Relations and the Evolving View of China

China has represented opportunity—both geopolitical and economic—since its dramatic openings in the 1970s. There are, of course, the opportunities for China itself:  hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty …

A Doctor’s Mission: The Life and Work of Ernst Kisch

Dr. Ernst Kisch was an opera-loving Viennese physician who was imprisoned in Dachau and Buchenwald for being Jewish.  Upon his release from Buchenwald, he journeyed to Shanghai, China.  He soon …

Transatlantic Responses to a Global China

China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative is probably the best articulated regional strategy for the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The scope of Beijing’s economic ambition as well as its security and geopolitical implications have …

China’s BRI and Europe’s Response

During Chinese president Xi Jinping’s December 5 visit to Lisbon, China and Portugal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in frame of the New Silk Road (“Belt and …

Europe, China, and a Stable Indo-Pacific Order

On November 23, 2018, gunmen linked to Baloch separatist groups from Pakistan’s restive southwest province killed four people in an attempt to strike the Chinese consulate in Karachi. Although no …

If Not the Chinese Belt-and-Road, Then What? Navigating A Multitude of Visions for the Indo-Pacific and Beyond

At the 2019 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi last week, policy elites from the United States, Europe, and Asia rehearsed and debated the prospect of countering the Chinese Belt-and-Road Initiative …

Episode 04: One of the Largest Deals Ever Made: Talking Trump, China, and Trade

On December 1, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met during the G-20 summit in Argentina and agreed, it seems, to put the economic disputes on ice.  No raising …

A G20 Reality Check Eases Global Trade Tensions

Less is more, said the German Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. That may be the inspiration behind the fewer than 100 words the G20 leaders devoted to trade …

Google 2.0 in China? A Look at the Global Competition for Tech Dominance

Hundreds of Google employees recently signed a letter over ethical concerns about the company’s transparency on a secret project intended for the Chinese market. Known internally as Dragonfly, the project …

Shedding Light on War’s Victims

Historical memory and the experiences of war’s victims continue to emerge more than seventy years after the end of World War II. AICGS’ focus on reconciliation between former enemies in …

Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II

Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific Edited by Daqing Yang and Mike Mochizuki Why do some governments and societies attach great significance to a particular anniversary year whereas others seem less …

Beijing Knows What It Is Doing…but Do We Know What We Are Doing?

Beijing’s tariff retaliation on Wednesday added more fuel to an already flaring trade war that threatens to put the global economy in jeopardy. Despite breathing a sigh of tentative relief …

The Story of Bert Reiner, the Toy Maker, or: An Appreciation of the Individual Experiences of Former Shanghai Jewish Refugees

During the 1983 Christmas season, Coleco Industries, Inc. took the world by storm with a novel concept for a doll:  Each doll was unique and would be adopted by a …