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Chinese Activity in the Arctic

Growing US concerns over Chinese involvement in Arctic affairs have raised tensions between the two states. Although detrimental to mutual trust, it is unlikely that economic activity in the Arctic Circle will be disrupted in the near future as China currently seeks to avoid securitization of the region.  

Central America Politics

China’s strategic influence is growing in the Americas

At a time of reduced US influence, China’s economic and political ventures in Latin America will pay dividends.

Asia Pacific Security

Beijing retains South China Sea as core interest

The booming expansion of China’s military forces into the South China Sea will give Beijing de facto control of the area at the expense of Washington and Southeast Asian countries. Beijing’s

Asia Pacific Economics

US seeks closer ASEAN ties, spelling conflict with China

President Obama stressed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN during a recent leaders summit in California. Deeper engagement over economic growth and regional security will be good news for investors,

North America Politics

How disastrous would Trump’s foreign policy be?

Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric has targeted the Iran deal, free trade agreements, and Mexicans. If he was handed the keys to US foreign policy, he would undoubtedly hurt relationships with allies