Xi Jinping

China’s Advance in Latin America has more Challenges than Xi’s Visit Suggests

This article is written by Dr. Evan Ellis, focused on Chinese President Xi's trip to Latin America, some of its likely political implications, and the challenges faced by Chinese companies doing business in the countries in which President Xi is currently announcing major new deals.  

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

A Close Election in Indonesia

Indonesia's election is unusual in many respects. There are only two candidates, and the contest is too close to call. This could lead to disarray, and even violence in the world's 4th largest country. For expert commentary, read Karen Brook's report for the Council on Foreign Relations. Read the full report here: http://www.cfr.org/indonesia/indonesias-election-democracy-risk/p33211

Why Chinese-Japanese Economic Relations Are Improving

In this article on the  Foreign Affairs website, Japan expert and EconVue contributor Richard Katz argues  that China has been delinking an increasingly softer stance on economic ties with Japan, even as political ties between the two countries between increasingly brittle. 

World Economic Forum

Worsening Wealth Gap Seen as Biggest Risk Facing the World in 2014

As the World Economic Forum meets this week in Davos, Switzerland, attendees are discussing the biggest risks facing the global economy.