The 70th anniversary year of India's independence after two centuries of British colonial rule provides an excellent occasion to take the measure of a country that, today, is pivotal for both Asian and international stability. At 70, despite the persistent domestic challenges of poverty and inequality,1 India is widely considered a rising power,2 and is indisputably the world's largest democracy.
Abstract: How does multinational corporation (MNC) activity affect corruption in developing countries? The existing literature tends to suggest that economic integration helps reduce corruption, as it increases market competition and efficiency and promotes the diffusion of good governance. In this article, I argue that such a generalization oversimplifies the consequences of MNC activity in host countries. The entry and presence of MNCs may contribute to rent creation in developing countries, thereby leading to a high level of corruption.
Much has been made of President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and his statement in a recent interview that he does not understand “why we have to be bound by a One China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things,” Some have criticized Trump for unnecessarily shaking up a delicate understanding on Taiwan that has underpinned decades of U.S.-China relations.
For March 9-10th, 2017 The China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School will be at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta GA.
March 9th Schedule - All sessions will take place at the Global Learning Center - Room 236 unless otherwise noted.
8:30-9:00: Opening by Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and CWP Co-Director
9:00-10:00: First Presenter
10:15-12:15: Round table 1
12:30-1:30: Lunch (Room 158)
1:30-2:30 – Second Presenter
2:45-3:45: Third Presenter
4:00-6:00 – Round Table 2
Taiwan’s Tsai to Transit Through U.S. Amid China Tensions.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the U.S. en route to Central America next month, a routine stopover that has taken on added significance after President-elect Donald Trump spoke with her by phone and separately questioned the One-China policy.
China’s Xi Vows to Defend Maritime Interests, Sovereignty in ’17 - Dong Lyu - December 31, 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will deepen reforms as he vowed to safeguard its sovereignty and maritime interests in 2017, a year that will present fresh international and domestic challenges for the leaders in Beijing.
On the occasion of the publication of his newest book, Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course, the 6th volume in the USNI Press’ Studies in Chinese Maritime Development Series, CIMSEC spoke with editor and author Dr. Andrew Erickson, Professor of Strategy in, and a core founding member of, the U.S. Naval War College (NWC)’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI).
China’s Leninist leadership has rightly been termed the “high church of realpolitik.” Beijing’s leaders believe that even small changes in foreign leaders, correlation of forces, or the relative balance of power have important significance. If they appear in flux, China probes for opportunities. If meeting minimal or manageable resistance, it then pushes further to gain ground.
This article aims to provide a conceptual and theoretical framework toanalyze motivations, dilemmas, and challenges of China’s OBOR strategy.The article argues that OBOR could be viewed as China’s new geoeconomicstrategy. Potentially creating a new, China-led economic, diplomatic, andsecurity system, OBOR has great potential to transform China’s domestic andforeign policy. Uncertainties of OBOR are largely due to the fact that Chinais still uncertain about its role on the world stage.
Many observers see mutual distrust as a major reason for increasing tensions in East Asia, but few studies systematically explore exactly how trust, or the lack of it, influences international cooperation in the region. We examine the microfoundations of international trust in East Asia by analyzing an original survey of Chinese urban residents’ attitudes toward Japan and South Korea. We find that generalized trust, or the belief that other nations have benign intentions, provides the most important driving force of trust toward Japan and South Korea.