'He killed a party and a country': a Chinese insider hits out at Xi Jinping For years, Cai Xia, a former professor at China’s elite Central Party School, has watched the ruling Communist party decay from the inside. Now she...
by Renee DiResta, Carly Miller, Vanessa Molter, John Pomfret, Glenn Tiffert Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Hoover Institution An increasing number of state actors have demonstrated sophisticated abilities to carry out influence operations in both traditional and social media ecosystems simultaneously. However, while the technologies...
President Donald Trump on Monday sent a four-page letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, threatening to permanently freeze U.S. funding to the United Nations agency in the midst of a global pandemic that has...
This is the reckoning we had to have. The rise of China was never going to be risk-free. The coronavirus crisis has revealed what should have been plainly obvious: China and the West have been on a collision course. While China...
Depending on your perspective, they’re insiders’ outsiders or outsiders’ insiders. Nearly every morning—working weekends would seem an afterthought for this set—during this frigid Washington winter, Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s notorious ex-guru; Raheem Kassam, longtime consigliere to Bannon and Brexit mastermind...
In his 2018 book The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities, international relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that many of America’s post–cold war foreign policy failures have ultimately been the result of a misguided strategy of a pursuit of “liberal...
The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It’s still waiting. By PHILIP P. PAN In the uncertain years after Mao’s death, long before China became an industrial juggernaut, before the Communist Party went on...
Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world. Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the...
China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into orbit, China has become the first country to successfully land a robotic spacecraft on the...
When Hua Dong first heard punk rock in the early 90s, he was listening to a damaged CD he bought cheaply from a Chinese black market — likely salvaged from a pile of foreign plastic trash. Key points: Deng Xiaoping...

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