Pulse: Politics


U.S.-Taiwan Relations After the U.S. Election Talk at Georgetown’s SFS

On Friday, November 13th, I had the wonderful privilege of moderating an hour-long webinar with Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies and an affiliated scholar at the University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, on—as the title suggests—U.S.-Taiwan relations after the 2020 U.S. election for the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). 

Peru's Deepening Relations with the PRC

The positive side of Peru's political difficulties is that this has been a notable week for the recognition and advance of women in Latin American political leadership. 

The Evolution of US-China Relations Under Xi Jinping at Georgetown’s Asian Studies Program

About two months ago, I had the great pleasure of moderating an hour-long webinar with Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, on US-China relations since Xi Jingping’s rise for Georgetown’s Asian Studies Program, which also happens to be my graduate program.

Sustainability Stars: Betty Yee

By Marsha J. Vande Berg

Stop Worrying About ACA Repeal: It’s Not Going to Happen (Part A)

Co-authored with Matt Dumas. Matt is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chasm Partners, a retained executive search firm focused on the healthcare technology and services space.

Part B of the article can be found here.

Continuing Job Losses in Swing States May Seal Trump’s Fate

This article originally appeared in Washington Monthly.

China's Advance in the Caribbean

In a new Latin American Program report, Professor R. Evan Ellis details how China is expanding its presence in the strategically important Caribbean, through infrastructure investment, COVID-19 aid, and security sector assistance.  

Evolution of the U.S.-China Relations under Xi Jinping - Virtual Event

I'll be speaking this Friday, Sep 18th about the evolution of the U.S.-China Relationship https://eventbrite.com/e/evolution-of-the-us-china-relationship-under-xi-jinping-tickets-118029608737…
Event is open to the public and hosted by the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies Program and Eleanor Hughes will be moderating.

Here is the info on the event.

Khabarovsk and Sofia Parallels

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the world, authoritarian regimes such as China, or cultures where the individual's rights are seen as subservient to the public interest such as Japan and Korea, have seen relatively little unrest triggered by the public health crisis. However, in the West - broadly defined not just as the US and Western Europe but also encompassing Eastern Europe and even Russia - have seen relatively high levels of citizen protests and even violence.

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