Event Archive

  • American Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy
    April 11, 2014  – Beijing, China 中文

    As China's economic and military strength has grown over the past decade, more attention has been placed on how Beijing can enhance its soft power in parallel with its hard power.

  • The Evolving China-Mexico Relationship: Trade and Investment Trends
    March 26, 2014  – Beijing 中文

    Within the last few years, the China-Mexico bilateral relationship has entered into a new and dynamic period. The new leaders in both countries have committed themselves to major domestic economic reforms, which are certain to impact the bilateral relationship.

  • China's Role in International Energy Governance
    March 21, 2014  – Beijing 中文

    Since its establishment in the 1970s, the global energy market has gone through significant change while regulations have remained stagnant. The global energy market urgently needs systematic reform.

  • Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific
    March 21, 2014  – Beijing 中文

    China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean and India’s increasing sea interactions in East Asia is shifting the focus of Sino-Indian bilateral relations from land to sea.

  • Key Security Challenges Unfolding in 2014
    March 21, 2014  – Beijing 中文

    Only a few months in, 2014 is already set to be in important year for geopolitics.

  • Strategic Implications of North Korean Nuclear Missiles
    March 20, 2014  – Washington, DC

    The North Korean nuclear threat is a growing concern in Tokyo and will influence the revision of the U.S.-Japan bilateral defense cooperation guidelines.

  • Japan’s “Swing State” Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
    March 18, 2014  – Washington, DC

    In an unprecedented display of proactive foreign policy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited all ten ASEAN nations during his first year in office and hosted a special ASEAN leadership summit in Tokyo.

  • From Enduring Rivalries to Enduring Peace: Enhancing Regional Stability in South Asia
    March 13, 2014  – Washington, DC

    South Asia faces an array of security challenges. The ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the continuing violence in Pakistan, and the region’s intense militarization are creating a heightened sense of instability and unease among South Asian states.

  • The Cultural Diplomacy of the EU and Sino-EU Relations
    March 7, 2014  – Beijing 中文

    Cultural diplomacy plays a central role in EU-China relations. However, a number of obstacles remain that inhibit the extent and effectiveness of cultural exchanges between Europe and China.

  • International Consensus on Iran?
    January 6, 2014  – Beijing

    The Joint Plan of Action signed between Iran and the P5+1 in Geneva in November 2013 marked a significant step in resolving the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. However, numerous questions remain about the implementation of the interim agreement.

  • China’s Role in International Development Financing
    December 6, 2013  – Beijing

    The growing relationship between China and the African continent has sparked debate about existing development models and alternative methods of international development financing.

  • Carnegie-Tsinghua Global Dialogue
    December 4, 2013  – Beijing 中文

    This day-long conference explored China's evolving foreign policy and global role with a view to identifying effective solutions to shared global challenges.

  • North Korea’s New Diplomacy and Japan’s Response
    December 3, 2013  – Washington, DC 中文

    North Korea seems to have adopted a new approach to nuclear diplomacy. In contrast to its threatening rhetoric and nuclear test earlier this year, Kim’s policy is increasingly characterized by alternating hard and soft edges and inconsistent decisionmaking.

  • Chinese Culture Stepping Out Into The World
    November 22, 2013  – Beijing

    In the past thirty years, China’s global influence has grown with its embrace of globalization and the resulting increase in cultural exchange.

  • Soft Power in China, the United States, and the EU
    November 15, 2013  – Beijing

    Cultural exchanges between nations have become more important over the past decades. Major powers like China, the United States, and the EU have come to use such exchanges as part of their soft power strategy.

  • China’s Views on Prompt Global Strike
    November 14, 2013  – Washington, DC 中文

    Despite repeated assertions that Conventional Prompt Global Strike will be a niche capability, not intended to affect U.S. strategic balances with other countries, Beijing does not fully trust these assurances.

  • Public Opinion and American Politics
    November 7, 2013  – Beijing

    The role of public opinion on policymaking in the United States is complicated and deserves a more thorough examination.

  • China’s Evolving Foreign Policy and Implications for U.S.-China Relations
    November 4, 2013  – Beijing

    During the first meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands Estate, Xi proposed the concept of a “new type of great-power relations” as a framework for the bilateral relationship. Since then, numerous questions still remain as to how this concept will play out.

  • China-Africa-United States Trilateral Sister Cities Program
    October 31, 2013  – Beijing 中文

    China’s increasing role as a donor in the African continent has fueled speculation that Beijing is competing against Washington for influence in these countries. However, trilateral development projects allow for both countries to cooperate in aiding developing countries in Africa.

  • Recharging China’s Electric Vehicle Policy
    October 23, 2013  – Beijing 中文

    Increasing concerns about pollution, health, and energy security in China highlight the need to improve the current electric vehicle policy and boost sales, usage, and technological development.


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