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China's Bubble
China's Bubble
Chinese Junk Heads Overseas

Local governments are so hungry they’re increasingly looking outside the country for help shouldering their debt burdens.

China's Bubble
Trade Tensions Rise as China’s Economy Hits a Wall

Beijing’s is pushing Chinese steel prices artificially low and causing headaches for American competitors.

China's Bubble
Expectations For China’s Economy Falling Back to Earth

China’s willing to artificially stimulate the economy isn’t new, but its efforts have been more aggressive than people realized.

China's Bubble
China’s Shady Statistics

The arrest underscores the breadth of President Xi’s corruption crackdown, but it also comes amidst debates about the validity of China’s official statistics.

China's Bubble
Chinese Markets End Volatile Week

The week’s biggest casualty, apart from the value wiped off of global bourses, has been the illusion of Chinese regulatory competence.

China's Bubble
Following China’s Lead, Markets Slide to Begin 2016

Shenzhen suffered its biggest loss in nine years.

China's Bubble
China Cuts Rates—Again

This isn’t necessarily a good sign for the short term prospects of China’s economy.

China's Bubble
China Fallout: Mongolian Economy in Crisis

Mongolia’s “emergency” is a case study in what has already been happening to China-dependent emerging markets around the world, and a sign of things to come.

China's Bubble
Good and Bad News in China’s Latest Figures

China’s latest numbers suggest that world economic growth and world environmental health aren’t on a collision course.

China's Bubble
More Bad Economic Signs for China

Chinese imports are down. The longer China stumbles, the more instability we can expect worldwide.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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