Sam is joined by Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and U.S. Air Force Reserve officer. Oriana’s new book “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime” explores case studies of conflicts in Asia, laying out a framework to explain why states do not engage diplomatically with their adversaries.
Ernan Cui, China Consumer Analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics, discusses the recent downturn in China’s auto sector, the impact of ride-sharing and electric vehicles and the practice of consumer analysis in China.
Yuen Chan, Senior Lecturer at the City University of London, speaks with YCW Partner MERICS about the protests in Hong Kong and the special role of the media there.
YCW’s Insa Ewert discusses Europe’s divisions and common positions towards an increasingly assertive China. Her analysis covers EU investment screening mechanisms, approaches to 5G networks and shifting public perceptions of China.
Sarah Schneewind, professor at UC San Diego and author of “Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos,” tells YCW about the lasting impact of imperial Chinese dynastic rule on governance and political thinking around the world today.