John Lee
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Belt & Road Initiative
China’s Trojan Ports

Beijing’s systematic acquisition of European ports is not a precursor to Chinese militarism in Europe. But it is an important component of an ambitious and insidious strategy.

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Asia's Game of Thrones
Why Does China Fear Taiwan?

The answer, in short, is democracy. The U.S. should do more to defend it.

Mind Your Own Business

American diplomats and politicians should avoid the temptation to referee East Asia’s historical grievances. We are far more likely to be used than to be useful.

China’s Corporate Leninism

The stakeholder model of China’s full integration into the current liberal global order fails to reckon with the worldview and political interests of the Chinese Communist Party.

An Exceptional Obsession

Beijing’s elite can’t stop reading about America.

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