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 Indo-Pacific Security Program in 2021 include blunting China’s digital expansion and addressing Beijing’s aggressive military and political behavior in the aftermath of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is growing evidence that Beijing and Moscow are learning from each other and enhancing their coordination, leading to a growing convergence in their digital influence ef...
By Daniel Kliman, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Kristine Lee, Joshua Fitt & Carisa Nietsche
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