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Biden’s provisional advice isn’t an NSS, but it sort of is. The fact that they released it less than six weeks after the inauguration is a legitimately impressive feat, especially given the “slow and steady” vibe that surrounds this administration. To use an educational metaphor, it’s like a student is assigned a scheduled term assignment …

This is the reality that Joe Biden’s administration must now keep in mind when shaping its own Chinese policy. As political science professor Minxin Pei recently said at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations, China’s foreign policy stance towards the United States rests on three things: Perceived American decline , perceived opportunities for …

China likes to boast that it is home to a market of 1.4 billion consumers, and it frequently uses this statistic to lure Taiwan and other countries into its poisoned embrace. Time and time again, Beijing has used a “cultivate, trap, kill” strategy. It involves using the attractiveness of the market to attract foreign investment …

In a speech Wednesday by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and an accompanying national security strategy document, the Biden administration signaled the administration’s continued and escalating “big power competition” Trump with Russia and China. But to an even greater extent than its predecessor, the Biden administration points to China as America’s greatest adversary and the …

A dump truck hauls raw ore inside the pit of the Mountain Pass mine, operated by MP Materials, in Mountain Pass, California, United States on Friday, June 7, 2019. America’s sole producer of rare earths, MP Materials, has shipped all of its products. production from the Mountain Pass mine in California to China because there …

ECONOMYNEXT – The Washington-based International Monetary Fund claimed that Vietnam’s external position was too strong and appeared to support bogus US claims of undervaluation by ignoring a sharply appreciating real effective exchange rate index. Instead, the IMF used another model based on the external current account to support the load and advocated an unreliable “flexible” …

Jakande SIR: When my article on the late Great US Senator, Comrade Elijah Cummings was published in The Guardian, November 3, 2019, I had no idea that I would write a similar eulogy on Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, LKJ-the Awoist, Baba Kekere (popularly called for his closeness to Awo), the political apostle of the late …

A statue of Father Junípero Serra overlooks the state of California at Capitol Park in Sacramento. Photo by Nathan Hughes Hamilton via Wikimedia Commons Melancholy washed over me when I first read that Coven James Ramos would wear Assembly Bill 338, a bill to permanently remove a statue of the Father Junípero Serra of Capitol …

Those who believe that economic integration is the key to global recovery must work together to fight protectionism, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said yesterday. Speaking at a virtual conference hosted by the South China Morning Post, Chan said the rules-based global economic order that has benefited countries large and small faces deep …

President Biden’s candidate for U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified yesterday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. (Tai is very likely to be confirmed, and the hearing was not particularly controversial). Many of the questions posed to him focused on the specific business interests of senators’ voters, but there were also broader …