Fewsmith Expounds Findings of “Rethinking Chinese Politics

Up until a couple of years ago, most observers viewed the Chinese political system as institutionalized; party leaders would serve two terms and another party leader who had been named at the previous party congress would take their place. Professor Fewsmith breaks from this notion and explains Xi Jinping’s political maneuvering.

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Storella and Holmes Argue for Stronger U.S.-Zambia Ties to Improve Governance and Health

Storella and Homes urge the Biden administration to challenge China to reinforce links between governance and health in Africa and conclude, “The Biden administration is wisely leaning into areas of shared values, priorities, and aspirations with Zambia’s Hichilema administration…to amplify the impact of investments to improve the lives of people in African countries.”

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Garčević Discusses EU Enlargement and Regional Challenges for Western Balkans

Ambassador Garčević argued that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was a moment for the EU to radically re-evaluate its stagnant enlargement process; he proposed that Brussels develop a multi-step EU integration process, creating intermediate goals before the full inclusion into the Union,

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Heine Publishes Op-Ed on Argentina’s Prospective BRICS Membership

“There is thus little doubt that Argentina would bring much to the table if it joins the BRICS, while benefitting from the additional diplomatic heft and leverage it would gain by joining this by now well-established club of rising powers — in many ways the fresh face of the Global South in the new century.”

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Heine Discusses CCP Congress & China’s Future on “CGTN

Ambassador Heine notes that the great balancing act China must commit to is remaining a champion of free trade and foreign investment while also expanding its technological and scientific capabilities in order to be more self-reliant, a challenge that President Xi appears ready to take on.

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