Category Archives: China

Xi Consolidates: China Stagnates

If self determination is the criteria for growth, China and other authoritarian regimes throughout the world are going to have a tough time managing open political regimes with closed inward looking mechanics.  Globalization threatens these kind of regimes because it … Continue reading

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China’s Slow Turn Toward Market Economy Status

When Xi consolidates his rule throughout the Party Congress this November 18, we should expect him to appoint a new Central Bank chair.  The success of Zhou Xiaochan, China’s current monetary authority will be a difficult act to follow.  Xiaochan was … Continue reading

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Warcraft As Statecraft: A Synoptic View of Hegemony from Asia

The opening of BRICS summit in Xiamen China yesterday was instructive, for it taught American force planners how best to view our own weaknesses regarding the dismal science, conflict and trade.  Asian political economies aren’t dovish; Hayek’s concept of an … Continue reading

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Framework & Rhetoric: Structuring A Coherent South Asian Policy

The overt managerial didacticism on display last Monday isn’t helpful in the articulation and execution of statecraft.  Our enemies are on the rise throughout South Asia, this isn’t something anyone on the alternate right really understands.  We don’t have the … Continue reading

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What Trump Gets Right About Trade

Professionals don’t get paid to think.  They get paid to earn a living.  This means that the vast majority of the chatter-class in think tanks, Universities and the media commintariat earn their wares diachronically.  That means they specialize in presenting … Continue reading

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Beijing’s Mercantilist Regime

Beijing wishes to sustain its side of the U.S. – China bilateral relation, Beijing cannot afford to find itself alienated because it cannot replace an American partner.  Beijing also has to recognize that it has already implicitly declared war against … Continue reading

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How Beijing Breaks U.S. Containment Strategy

How Beijing Breaks U.S. Containment Strategy, published in India’s Diplomacy & Beyond hagueruling.

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The Choice Facing Chinese Leadership

When Barack Obama took the helm at the nadir of the U.S. financial crisis in 2008, no one was quite sure the policies he would seek to redress the re-capitalization of U.S. banks. Shortly before her death at the age of … Continue reading

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The Han Masters Backdown

The curse of the ‘middle income trap‘, that seemingly benign series of indigenous circumstances that permits a dominant political class to exploit comparative advantage, has ended for Beijing.  As of March, the Central Bank of China decided to stop fighting … Continue reading

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