ReportsGrading China's Belt and Road
The Belt and Road is more than just an economic initiative; it is a central tool for advancing China’s geo-political ambitions....
By Daniel Kliman, Rush Doshi, Kristine Lee & Zack Cooper
ReportsPeople’s Republic of the United Nations
China is increasingly using its economic, political, and institutional power to change the global governance system from within....
By Kristine Lee & Alexander Sullivan
The United States and China are in a competition to shape the course of the 21st century. At stake is whether the prevailing international order that has backstopped peace, pr...
By Daniel Kliman & Abigail Grace
The United States and China are in a competition to shape the rules and values of the 21st century. At stake is whether the prevailing international order endures, or whether Beijing’s vision—a world defined by great power spheres of influence, state-driven economic interactions, and creeping authoritarianism—will become the global reality.
Areas of focus for the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program include developing alternatives to China’s Belt and Road vision of global connectivity, blunting China’s digital expansion, addressing Beijing’s influence in international organizations, and positioning the United States to compete with China in the Middle East.