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Gerrit van der Wees argues that a confluence of trends means that 2018 will be a defining year for the United States and Taiwan.
Taiwan’s checkbook diplomacy is at best a short-term response limited to a handful of poor countries and discourages deeper substantive relations, argue international relations experts Timothy S. Rich and Vasabjit Banerjee.
In 'Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project,' Kristen Hopewell argues that the active pursuit of their own interests by emerging powers leads neo-liberalism into stalemate. Using the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as an example, the book not only illustrates a power shift, but also that the demands of emerging powers embracing the existing rules make consensus harder to reach. Yao Han appreciates the bold and innovative interpretations of the power interactions behind the WTO offered by this work.
Ahead of the talks, while most Taiwan experts anticipated a benign outcome for Taiwan from the summit, few, given the Trump administration’s unpredictability, were willing to fully rule out the possibility of an unexpected statement or announcement.
A recent spate of defections suggests that some North Korean elites are losing faith in the country's future under Kim Jong Un.