Pointing to the Future in July 2017
Pointing to the Future
Trump’s Surprisingly Strong Start with India. The US-India relationship under Trump and Modi has gotten off to a stronger-than-expected start, with each side demonstrating a willingness to invest in the other’s future, not just lurch from deal to deal.
A Leadership Opportunity for India. The uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s foreign policy more generally has created a space for India to take more of a lead in the South Asian region.
TTP for Success: How India Can Turn This Agreement into a Gamechanger. The US withdrawal from the TPP creates a number of important opportunities for India to facilitate domestic policy reforms and promote regional or multilateral collaborative initiatives.
The Changing Face of Work in India. A debate about job creation and employment is heating up in India, fueled by data that seem to show the country is entering a period of jobless growth.
The Meaning of India’s ‘Beef Lynchings’. The rise in anti-Muslim violence under Modi suggests that the demons of the country’s past may remain very much alive.
India Needs a Strategic Artificial Intelligence Vision. The present trajectory of AI advancement indicates that future economies and national security will be defined by it, making it among a handful of technologies that will shape global politics.
The China–North Korea Relationship. China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on it. But while Beijing appears willing to condemn its neighbor’s nuclear developments, its cautious policies remain focused on stability.
Beijing’s Balkan Backdoor. Beijing is investing both significant capital and time in Balkan countries that may one day join the EU
China’s Engagement with Africa: From Natural to Human Resources. Brookings report on the on changing nature of China’s economic engagement in sub-Saharan Africa
Donald Trump Is the Odd Man Out With Putin and Xi. Mr Putin and Mr Xi have found an unlikely ally in Mr Trump. The latter’s approach to foreign policy and fractious relations with long-time allies leave the west poorly equipped to push back.
Do We Want to Live in China’s World? The United States offers developing nations sermons on democracy; China builds their airports, harbors, and highways. Which approach will garner greater influence?
Beijing Harnesses Big Data & AI…to Perfect the Police State? Report by the Jamestown Foundation on China’s increasingly proactive use of big data technologies to increase domestic surveillance and censorship
Why the West Treats China with Kid Gloves. When Beijing put Spain ‘in the fridge,’ and other lessons on China’s tough tactics in response to challenges to its human rights record.
Did Liu Xiaobo Die for Nothing? The relatively sudden death of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate sent a strong message of the CCP’s commitment to defending its monopoly on power…by any means and at any cost.