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    Book Review: Zoning China: Online Video, Popular Culture and the State by Luzhou Li

Book Review: Zoning China: Online Video, Popular Culture and the State by Luzhou Li

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In Zoning China: Online Video, Popular Culture and the State, Luzhou Li examines ‘cultural zoning’ in contemporary China to consider why government regulation of online video is much more lenient than the regulation of broadcast television. This timely and insightful analysis provides a critical lens both for understanding Chinese cultural industries as an integral part of the expanding globalised capitalist economy and […]

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    ‘They Are Going to Eat Our Lunch’: Joe Biden’s China Challenge

‘They Are Going to Eat Our Lunch’: Joe Biden’s China Challenge

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President Biden and his administration have few agreements on policy with his predecessor, Donald Trump, other than on China. Richard Johnson writes that Biden has recognised that the US will be in strategic competition with China in the long term, and that some of his policy measures have put the US at odds with the European Union, which is […]

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    Biden’s meetings with the G7 and Putin made little concrete progress, reflecting the President’s focus on domestic rather than foreign policy.

Biden’s meetings with the G7 and Putin made little concrete progress, reflecting the President’s focus on domestic rather than foreign policy.

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Joe Biden’s recent trip to Europe—with included meetings with G7 allies in the UK and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva—was the American president’s first major foray onto the world stage since taking office. In this Q&A, Thomas Gift gives his overview of Biden’s trip. He explains what issues were discussed, why we shouldn’t be surprised that the meetings […]

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    Biden’s G-7 trip is about repairing international relationships and reviving US support for multilateralism

Biden’s G-7 trip is about repairing international relationships and reviving US support for multilateralism

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Joe Biden’s first overseas trip as president begins this week with the G-7 summit in the UK. Julie Norman writes that Biden’s has two aims for this trip: shoring up relationships with allies to promote US multilateralism, and reaffirming democratic values among the G-7, NATO, and the EU in opposition to China and Russia. 
What will Biden’s first international trip […]

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    To return the US to the global stage, Biden must first strengthen the country’s domestic foundations.

To return the US to the global stage, Biden must first strengthen the country’s domestic foundations.

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After four years of “America First” policies under Donald Trump, President Biden has pledged to return the US to a position of leadership on the world stage. Charles A. Kupchan and Peter Trubowitz write that to accomplish this, Biden will first need to rebuild popular support for internationalism at home through programs to support US workers affected by trade, […]

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    Book Review: China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption by Yuen Yuen Ang

Book Review: China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption by Yuen Yuen Ang

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In China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption, Yuen Yuen Ang examines China’s growth trajectory through the prism of corruption, challenging the notion of Chinese exceptionalism when it comes to corruption by comparing its rise to the growth of the US in the nineteenth century. This sophisticated and nuanced analysis will encourage readers to look […]

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    Opposition to the Kuannersuit project offers an opportunity for the EU and United States to pursue closer cooperation with Greenland

Opposition to the Kuannersuit project offers an opportunity for the EU and United States to pursue closer cooperation with Greenland

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Resistance to the Kuannersuit mining project had a decisive impact on Greenland’s general election on 6 April. The project would have granted rights to exploit one of the largest undeveloped deposits of rare earths and uranium in the world. Ulrik Pram Gad writes that while the results of the election may have put the Kuannersuit project on hold, Greenland’s […]

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    Book Review: In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian Strangio

Book Review: In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian Strangio

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In In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century, Sebastian Strangio offers a new study exploring relations between China and the nations of Southeast Asia, not only examining China’s contemporary involvement in the region but also providing historical context and reflecting on the implications for the twenty-first century. This book sets a high standard for future scholarship in […]

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    Book Review: Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict by Wolfram Lacher

Book Review: Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict by Wolfram Lacher

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In Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict, Wolfram Lacher offers a detailed examination of the conflict in Libya, focusing on how the transformation of social ties and the fragmentation of local politics in different communities have played a key role in shaping the country’s trajectory since the overthrow of Qadhafi in 2011. This is a valuable contribution to the literature […]

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    Foreign investment regimes: three things the West needs to better protect national security

Foreign investment regimes: three things the West needs to better protect national security

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As concern over strategic investments increases, many countries now seek to adapt their rules around foreign direct investment (FDI) and national security. Ashley Thomas Lenihan writes that consistent rules, open lines of communication, and institutional capacity are all needed to have an effective transatlantic coordination regime on FDI and national security that fully addresses the risks posed by strategic foreign investments […]

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