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A century and a half ago, Anson Burlingame saw a future for the United States in Asia, anticipating the day when the Pacific would replace the Atlantic as the driver of the world’s prosperity. It may have taken 150 years, but that day has come. READ MORE

November 23, 2017

All of the BRICS should work to improve economic governance by reducing corruption, expanding fiscal capacity, and improving the rule of law. China, to some extent, doesn’t have to. The others have no choice. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

For the last 70 years, one east Asian country after another has found prosperity as economic development has spilled over from rising countries to their poorer but hungrier neighbors. Now the “flying geese” are settling on Vietnam. READ MORE

November 9, 2017

For all today’s talk of crisis and conflict, U.S. policy has consistently promoted stability in the Asia-Pacific region for 200 years. READ MORE

November 5, 2017

Xi will deal with Trump on North Korea because he has to. He’ll deal with Trump on trade and investment because there’s money to be made. READ MORE

November 2, 2017

Xi may be the supreme leader of a dictatorship, but that doesn’t mean that he is immune to politics. And as China’s growth slows, nationalism is a ready substitute for economic performance in maintaining public confidence in the CPC’s leadership. READ MORE

November 2, 2017

With more than 118,000 citizenship applications in the queue and another 190,000 permanent migrants arriving every year, a new survey suggests that Australian may be ready to close the doors. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

As Xi Jinping cements his hold on China and the Communist Party that runs it, people are starting to talk about a new philosophy called Xi Jinping Thought. READ MORE

October 22, 2017