Is China building a new empire in rural Africa? Over the past decade, China's meteoric rise on the continent has raised a drumbeat of alarm. China has 9 percent of the world's arable land, 6 percent of its water, and over 20 percent of its people.
Geopolitical competition between big powers is often depicted as a chess game, where major countries make moves through acquiring geopolitical followers. To compete for and build up influence, regional powers often patronize neighboring countries.
Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the country’s rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision.
Manjari Chatterjee Miller works on foreign policy and security issues in international relations with a focus on South and East Asia. She specializes in the foreign policy of rising powers India and China. Her book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China, argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of India and China even today. She is interested in ideational influences on foreign policy and conceptions of state security.
Alison Kaufman is on leave from the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Alexandria, Virginia, where she is a research analyst in the China Studies Division. At CNA she has worked on issues related to Chinaâs and Taiwanâs military culture, Chinese foreign and security policy, and cross-Strait relations. Her personal research focuses on the historical origins of and current trends in Chinese strategic and foreign policy debates. During the fellowship year she will work on a project entitled âThe Sources and Evolution of Chinese Foreign Policy Thinking, 1895-2010,â?
Why does intellectual property theft remain so rampant in China despite the country's consistent enforcement efforts since China's WTO entry? The lecturer will discuss several theories, including arguing that the lack of respect for intellectual creation among Chinese societal actors, namely the business community and mass consumers, hinders the IP protection efforts.
As the permanent member of the Security Council with the deepest interests in "pariah states" such as North Korea and Iran, China can either be a major obstacle, or a useful ally, in efforts to target these states through the UN. This lecture will examine the conditions under which Beijing either supports or prevents action against pariah states, stating the implications for U.S. policy and for our understanding of contemporary Chinese diplomacy.
Daniel Rosen is an economic advisor specializing in China’s development, and writes and speaks extensively on US-China relations and other emerging Asia topics. He is Founder and China Practice leader of the Rhodium Group, a specialized firm advising the public and private sectors. Mr. Rosen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, where he teaches a graduate seminar on the Chinese economy at the School of International and Public Affairs. He is a Visiting Fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC.
Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies, Jisi Wang, is known for his study of China's relations with the United States and international relations overall. He serves on top advisory boards for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. He has taught at the Central Party School, the mid-career training ground for China's rising government leaders, and has been a mentor to many government officials in China as well as the next generation of Chinese foreign policy scholars.
James Mulvenon is Vice-President of DGI’s Intelligence Division, as well as co-founder and Director of its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, where he has recruited and trained a team of nearly twenty-five Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Russian, and Korean linguist-analysts performing cutting-edge contract research and analysis for the US intelligence community. A Chinese linguist and a specialist on the Chinese military, his current research focuses on Chinese cyber issues, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.