YCW interviews Lauren Dickey, PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, about her research on Chinese foreign and defense policy and cross-strait relations with Taiwan.
While the U.S.-China trade conflict dominated mainstream media, several other events of 2018 will shape the China of the future, among them the removal of the presidential term limits or the development of Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Looking back at the past year, we selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide a wider view on the variety of issues and topics emerging from the China-watching community globally.
Dr. Alessandro Arduino tells YCW about the role of private security companies in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the security hotspots on the horizon, and his new book, “China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road.”
This year began with President Xi Jinping extolling the virtues of globalization at Davos and, from there, never failed to deliver moments in global affairs that ranged from eyebrow-raising to surreal. We selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide some understanding of what happened in 2017, and a sense of direction for what lies ahead.
Chinese investment in a number of energy and infrastructure projects under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has resulted in the flow of billions of dollars and thousands of Chinese workers into South & Central Asia, the Middle-East, and