Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  1. Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Alexander Etkind
  2. China’s Reform Stalemate

    Keyu Jin

    China’s Reform Stalemate


     describes how bureaucrats are subtly resisting the shift in power from government to markets.

    Chess pieces stalemate Harikrishnan Bhaskaran/Flickr

    China’s reform program has reached an impasse, with fundamental conflicts of interest and subtle resistance mechanisms blocking progress. Until these barriers to change are removed, there is little hope that China’s slowing economy can rely on reforms to give it the push it needs. READ MORE

  3. How France Will Reform

    Manuel Valls

    How France Will Reform


     explains the goals and priorities shaping the French government's policy agenda.

    Eiffel tower Sathish J/Flickr

    As globalization transforms the world economy, France must adapt in order to enable its businesses to compete abroad as well as at home. But reform does not mean giving in to external pressure, or giving up what makes France French. READ MORE

  4. Emperor Xi’s Dilemma

    Chris Patten

    Emperor Xi’s Dilemma


     argues that the success of China's anti-corruption drive presupposes a more open society.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Li Xueren/ZumaPress

    China has increasingly sought to project the success of its markets-and-mandarins development model. But, as China’s economy slows this year, President Xi Jinping is likely to discover that there really is a link between a society’s openness and the sustainability of its economic success. READ MORE

  5. Managing North Korea’s Collapse

    Kent Harrington

    Managing North Korea’s Collapse

    &  urge China, South Korea, and the US to plan ahead – before events in Pyongyang force their hands.

    Kim Jong un binoculars North Korea Kcna/Xinhua/ZumaPress

    With signs pointing to mounting turmoil among North Korea's ruling elite, the time has come for China, South Korea, and the US to define their roles should the Kim regime collapse. While the US would be required to intervene in any military confrontation, South Korea is well equipped to take the lead should the end come peacefully. READ MORE

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