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A World Safe for Autocracy? China's Rise and the Future of Global Politics

May 13, 2020

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy ambitions and international influence?

What's Communist about the Communist Party of China?

April 1, 2020

[Seminar Abstract Forthcoming]Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

China's Economic Development: A Forty Year Perspective

February 5, 2020

China has grown faster for longer than any country in recorded history.  Is it market-oriented reform, state industrial policy, or some sophisticated blend of the two that explains this success? ...

Gandhi's Gift: Successful Mass Nonviolence and India's Decolonization

January 17, 2020

When does mass nonviolent mobilization for political change occur, what prevents it from degenerating into violence, and when does it succeed in extracting concessions?

“Crazy Rich Asians”?: Southeast Asia's Billionaires and Their Business Empires in the Age of China's Rise

January 17, 2020

The hit movie Crazy Rich Asians shone a light on the extreme wealth of Southeast Asia's ethnically Chinese ultra-wealthy, who have long topped billionaire rankings and dominated stock-markets...

The Value of Health Insurance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India

January 17, 2020

Given the significant health risks faced by households in developing countries, publicly provided health insurance may confer important benefits.

Minimum Wage and Employment Dynamics in Korea

January 14, 2020

Moon Jae-in administration increased South Korea’s minimum wage by nearly 30 percent in 2018 and 2019 under its political slogan of "income-led growth." The idea was that the higher minimum wage...

The Decline of the “Singapore Model” and the Fate of Authoritarian Reformism in China

January 8, 2020

In the eyes of China’s neo-authoritarian reformers, Singapore, despite being a tiny city-state, long exemplified a state of affairs for which the PRC should strive: resilient authoritarianism...

Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy Since 1949

December 16, 2019

Since 1949, China has adopted nine national military strategies, known as “strategic guidelines.” The strategies adopted in 1956, 1980, and 1993 represent major changes in China's military strategy...

Population Aging, Productivity, and Technology in Japan

December 10, 2019

Japan faces a rapid population decrease and aging. Workers’ aging is negatively associated with labor productivity.

Binary Choices: U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Korean Peninsula

December 4, 2019

U.S.-China relations have evolved from past templates of  "responsible stakeholder" and "G2" to new ones emphasizing strategic competition.  What is the impact of this competition for broader...

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

December 2, 2019

Authoritarian governments around the world are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies for controlling information.

Party Building or Noisy Signaling? The Contours of Political Conformity in Chinese Corporate Governance

December 2, 2019

In 2015, Beijing issued a set of Guiding Opinions as part of a program to reform China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

2019 APARC Holiday Party

November 26, 2019

Unresponsiveness to Microfinance: Evidence from Chinese Poverty Reduction Practices

November 15, 2019

The extraordinary achievement of Chinese poverty reduction practice has been well acknowledged.

What U.S.-China Strategic Competition Means for the Korea-U.S. Relationship

November 11, 2019

Panelists:Young-Sun Ha, Chairman, East Asia Institute, South Korea; Professor emeritus, Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National UniversityWang Hwi Lee, Professor, Political...

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept

November 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.Robert Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic...

North Korea's Economic Openness: Implications for Inter-Korea and U.S. Cooperation

November 4, 2019

North Korea’s international trade has increased by more than three times since mid-1990's.

Return of the Pontianak: Popular Cinema, Decolonization, and Malay Identities in the 21st Century

November 1, 2019

The pontianak, or female vampire, is one of the most significant supernatural creatures, or hantu, in Malay cinema.

Aging Japan as Global Opportunity? How Japan’s Extreme Demographics are Shaping Technological Trajectories

October 23, 2019

The demographics of Japan’s aging society has galvanized a wide range of corporate efforts, supported both directly and indirectly by the government, to aggressively develop artificial intelligence...

Indonesian Foreign Policy 2019-2024: Promise vs. Practice

October 23, 2019

On 20 October 2019, Indonesia’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo began his second five-year term in office.  In his first successful presidential campaign in 2014, he promised to transform the...

Diabetes Health Policy in Thailand

October 22, 2019

Diabetes is a significant problem worldwide and especially for developing countries including Thailand, where the disease has increased in prevalence rapidly, resulting in high healthcare...

Last Days of the Mighty Mekong

October 8, 2019

Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong River runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

People

Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Lecturer at APARC
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Karen Eggleston Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Jaclyn Selby Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar at APARC