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Kenneth Rogoff
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  • GEOPOLITICS, Asia, China, US

    Chandran Nair, "New era of Asian diplomacy"

    China Daily - 15 May 2018

    In a way, Chandran’s op-ed complements and reinforces Kishore’s argument. He elaborates on the reasons why we are witnessing the dawn of a new era of Asian diplomacy – a process in which the US plays almost no role. In his opinion, “Washington may need to accept that its involvement in every problem around the world is unnecessary. History shows that it is even counterproductive at times” (reads in 5-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 18 May 2018

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  • GEOPOLITICS, China, Conflicts, US

    Kishore Mahbubani and Lawrence Summers, "America’s Collision Course With China"

    Project Syndicate - 15 May 2018

    This is an unusually bleak op-ed from a perennial optimist. Kishore worries that the world’s most important bilateral relationship is on a dangerous, slippery slope. In his words, it has become “a source of considerable uncertainty and, potentially, severe instability. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the brewing bilateral trade war”. He attributes squarely the responsibility to the US, worrying that its political polarization and simplistic ideology are driving it into a highly damaging and utterly pointless conflict (reads in 5-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 18 May 2018

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    Thomas Friedman, "The U.S. and China Are Finally Having It Out"

    The New York Times - metered paywallk - 1 May 2018

    Among the plethora of articles on Trump’s declaration of trade war with China, this one stands out by clearly explaining what is at stake. The NYT editorialist explains that this is not really about trade, but “a struggle to redefine the rules governing the economic and power relations of the world’s oldest and newest superpowers”. As one Chinese expert puts it: “No one can contain China anymore” (reads in 6-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2018

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