Global Governance

Paper Tiger/Porcelain Dragon: Sino-American Competition for Global Leadership

At the end of 2017, it is clear that the broad framework of U.S.-China relations is a global competition to shape norms, institutions, and values… if the United States is still interested in international leadership. The U.S. asserts prerogatives based on assumptions about its primacy that much of the world may no longer share. China is more confident of its international role, but confidence doesn’t necessarily make it more capable.

Xi's Pax-Sino Vision

In a three-hour speech at October’s Communist Party Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping proclaimed China’s rightful return to the center of the world and promised to “make greater contributions for mankind.” He also put forth China’s governance model (socialism with Chinese characteristics) as “a brand-new choice for … countries … that wish to accelerate development and maintain their own independence.”

Conversation with Brazil's Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Galvão

Last March, Ambassador Marcos Galvão, Secretary General of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, signaled a new direction in the country’s foreign policy. “There is a consensus both within Brazilian society and between its various economic actors that to resume growth requires greater presence, interaction, and integration to the international economy,” he said in an interview.

Egypt’s Forgotten Nubian Minority

In this episode of TRENDING, Amy Austin Holmes discusses the ongoing persecution of the Nubian minority population in Egypt.  Holmes highlights the recent death of prominent Nubian activist Gamal Sorour, arrested in Egypt last month for taking part in a peaceful protest.