Security, Trade and the Economy

Will the Chinese Renminbi Replace the US Dollar as the International Currency?

The “rise of China” on the international stage is virtually an undisputed fact. Some even speak of China ‘eclipsing’ the United States as the preeminent world power. One element of this would likely involve the replacement of the U.S. dollar by the Renminbi as the international currency. But how likely is this scenario to play out? Lily Jia subjects this hypothesis to analytical rigour.

Society, Culture, and Security

Strongman Domination in World Politics: Why Political Systems Matter

Although many strongman leaders are portrayed as authoritarian, power hungry, and egotistic control freaks, Junior Research Fellow Ramesh Balakrishnan discusses how there is a world of difference between those leaders at the head of democracies versus those who are unelected and rule over dictatorships.

Canadian Armed Forces John Pollock

Beijing’s A2/AD Doctrine is Challenging the United States Dominance of the Western Pacific

China is putting pressure on the US Navy in the western pacific using a strategy based on asymmetric warfare known as A2/AD. John Pollock discusses China’s increased military capabilities and what it means for the United States.