Unequal Partners: U.S. Collaboration with China and India in Research and Development - by CWP Alumni Andrew Kennedy

Sunday, Jul 9, 2017
by dsuchens

FOR MORE THAN SEVEN DECADES, leadership in technological innovation has sustained the unique position of the United States in the international system. From nuclear energy to the Internet, U.S. preeminence in pioneering new technologies has been an important source of the country’s economic affluence and military might. In this context, it is not surprising that scholars now debate how rapidly emerging powers—particularly China and India —are de velopin g their own capacities for innovation. Thus far, this debate has reached no consensus.

Does Conditionality Still Work? China’s Development Assistance and Democracy in Africa - by CWP Alumni Xiaojun Li

Sunday, Jul 9, 2017
by dsuchens

Previous studies have found that the democratizing effect of conditional aid is temporally contingent: the collapse of the Soviet Union as an alternative source of aid enhanced the effectiveness of Western aid conditionality with respect to democratic reforms being adopted in Africa. Does conditionality still work with China’s rise as a major donor since the early 2000s? This article examines this question by leveraging the first Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as the temporal dividing point and new measures of Chinese aid to Africa, based on expert opinions and media reports.

Can the Chinese Military Become More Joint? - by CWP Alumni Joel Wuthnow

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017
by dsuchens

Is China's military ready to fight Asia's next major war? Over the past decade, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has made tremendous progress in modernizing its weapons and platforms, with notable advances ranging from precision-guided missiles to surface ships to cyber and space capabilities. However, progress has eluded the PLA in another area: becoming a modern joint force.

China and the US Alliance System - by CWP Alumni Adam Liff

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017
by dsuchens

In recent years, scholarship examining US and security allies’ responses to China's rapidly growing power and “assertive” policies towards its neighbours has proliferated. The English-language literature remains relatively one-sided, however. Crucial to understanding the complex forces driving strategic competition in the contemporary Asia-Pacific are comprehensive surveys of how Chinese views are evolving.

China: Recentralizing Power in the PLA - by CWP Alumni Joel Wuthnow

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017
by dsuchens

One of the key themes of Xi Jinping’s attempts to reform the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the need to recentralize power under the Central Military Commission (CMC), the PLA’s highest-level decision-making organ which Xi has led since November 2012. The thinking is that PLA modernization previously stalled (and corruption flourished) because too much authority had been ceded to the four general departments, seven military regions, and other power centers in the PLA that were more interested in protecting their own “vested interests” than in reform.

China and the Future of World Politics - by CWP alumni Jessica Chen Weiss

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). The dissertation on which it is based won the 2009 American Political Science Association Award for best dissertation in international relations, law and politics.

Geostrategic Implications of China’s Twin Economic Challenges - by CWP alumni William Norris

Monday, Jun 19, 2017
by dsuchens

Introduction - China’s economic development is entering a phase in which its old growth model is reaching its limit. The Chinese government has embarked on an effort to reorient the economy from an investment- and export-driven model toward one predicated on a larger role for consumption and market forces. At the same time that Chinese policymakers are attempting this structural reorientation, China is also experiencing what many observers consider to be a new normal of much slower economic growth.

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