Economics and Globalization

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Consequences

China's Belt and Road Initiative has attracted much interest since its first announcement by Xi Jinping in 2013.

Event Summary: How Brazil’s Economic and Political Realities Will Shape the Plans of the Bolsonaro Administration

On November 13th, the Brazil Institute hosted a half-day conference on what Brazil’s undeniable economic and political realities mean for President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, his administration, and the country.
 

Fighting Two Fronts in the Trade War, With Only One Popular Path

With both Beijing and Washington expressing satisfaction with the latest round of bilateral trade negotiations, the U.S.-China talks appear to be heading on a track for a win for both sides. Expectations for China to buy more U.S. products and to be willing to make concessions on structural issues have undoubtedly increased, and hopes are high that some kind of resolution can be reached for the March 2 deadline in bilateral talks. 

Ukraine’s Banking System: A Comfort Zone for Russian State Banks?

BY VADYM SYROTA

Domestic and International Impacts of Kleptocracy

 

In kleptocracies, corrupt politicians use their leverage to receive financial benefits or special favors. These states also create their own legal mechanisms to target political enemies and challenge the international legal infrastructure. Daniel Morgan Graduate School-Kennan Institute Fellow Edward Lemon, joined by Casey Michel and Jodi Vittori, examined kleptocracy in Central Asia, how it influences a state’s legal and financial mechanisms, and its impact on U.S. national security.

Summary: Contested Spaces, Tangled Webs: Indian Geopolitics Today

The triangular relationship between the United States, India and China is a complex one. On one side, the United States and India to continue deepen their strategic partnership, and despite a few obstacles, relations between Washington and New Delhi are smooth. The other two sides, however, are complicated. China’s military assertiveness has hurt its relations with India, while trade disputes coupled with security threats emanating from China have fueled tensions between Beijing and Washington.

What To Look For in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

America In Search of an Asia Strategy

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