Published Articles

The middle income trap is not an economic trap. It is a political trap. It takes a brave government to pursue national economic development against the opposition of entrenched special interests. READ MORE

December 1, 2015

Poland and the other countries of eastern and central Europe should not worry very much about possible American displeasure with their participation in 16+1. The United States actively supports investment engagement with China. READ MORE

November 30, 2015

As Russia’s response to this week’s Turkish crisis shows, force need not be met by force in an ever-escalating spiral. READ MORE

November 30, 2015

Pułapka średniego dochodu nie jest jednak pułapką gospodarczą. To pułapka polityczna. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

No one knows why China retained the one-child policy long after it became clear that the nation’s birth rate was closer to being dangerously low than dangerously high. READ MORE

November 12, 2015

In turbulent economic times, normalcy is what the region needs most of all. READ MORE

November 9, 2015

The special relationship is dead. Long live the special relationship. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Heydarian’s concerns for the “interests of smaller powers” are unlikely to be widely shared in Washington. They are certainly not widely shared in Beijing. READ MORE

October 27, 2015