In a year packed with events, trends, and personalities that shaped the world, our program editors weigh in with which one was most impactful.
East Asia Region
John Pollock discusses Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive and the role it is playing in removing former President Jiang Zemin’s influence within the Communist Party ahead of China’s transition of power 2022.
John Pollock discusses the implications for China following the summer’s stock market collapse and the role played by the Communist Party.
In her debut article, Julie-Anne examines the strategic underpinnings of Japan’s 2016 defence budget
John Pollock discusses in detail the summer collapse of China’s Shanghai Stock Index and the implications for China’s transition from a command to a market economy.
As part of the NATO Association of Canada’s series of articles about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ian Goertz explores how the landmark deal will affect Internet rights, including copyright, privacy and security.
In the second part of a series analyzing REE’s and their defence implications, Ben looks at Chinese REE protectionism
A Conference entitled ‘NATO and the New Arc of Crisis’ took place on October 28 and 29 in Madrid, the NATO Association of Canada thanks YATA, the Real Instituto Elcano, and the Fundación Botín for their efforts in organizing this fruitful conference.
John Pollock examines the increasingly assertive maritime role of China in the South China Sea and the historical prism through which Beijing approaches the region.
John Pollock examines the role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in China’s world view as the financial weight of Beijing is increasingly felt by US allies and opponents alike.