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A Chinese Civil War

by Selig S. Harrison

The National Interest, Feb-07-2011 | Article

When China recently unveiled a radar-evading stealth fighter jet and an anti-ship ballistic missile that could hit US aircraft carriers, a century of U.S. military dominance in the Pacific ended.... Read More »

China's North Korean Calculations

by Selig S. Harrison

The New York Times, Jan-06-2011 | Article

When President Obama hosts the Chinese president, Hu Jintao, in Washington later this month, North Korea is certain to be high on the agenda. But as in the past, Beijing is likely to use its leverage with Pyongyang only if a major war threatens. ... Read More »

Drawing a Line in the Water

by Selig S. Harrison

NY Times, Dec-12-2010 | Article

THE crisis in the Yellow Sea, which was set off by the North Korean shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island last month, is probably mystifying to many Americans. ... Read More »

The Rut in India's Economic Highway

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The Huffington Post , Nov-18-2010 | Article

Writing about India's booming economic performance and growth potential has become its own cottage industry over the last several years. Indeed, a report out this week ... Read More »

Support, Don’t Promote, Democracy Abroad

by Harry Blaney

Rethinking National Security, Nov-10-2010 | Article

The debate rages over what and how much world leaders and other senior officials should and should not say in public about the actions and policies of countries other... Read More »

The new faces of reform in North Korea

by Selig S. Harrison

Boston.com , Oct-13-2010 | Article

KIM JONG-IL’S bold moves to strengthen his grip on the Workers Party, the Army, and the bureaucracy in North Korea mark an important victory for the advocates of economic ... Read More »

U.S. Must Stabilize Chinese Relations

by Selig S. Harrison

Politico, Sep-30-2010 | Article

As fears of a prolonged recession grow, so does the need to stabilize U.S. economic relations with China. ... Read More »

China's Discreet Hold on Pakistan's Northern Borderlands

by Selig S. Harrison

International Herald Tribune, Aug-26-2010 | Article

While the world focuses on the flood-ravaged Indus River valley, a quiet geopolitical crisis is unfolding in the Himalayan borderlands of northern Pakistan, where Islamabad is handing over de facto control of the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northwest corner of disputed Kashmir to China.... Read More »

How to Leave Afghanistan Without Losing

by Selig S. Harrison

Foreign Policy, Aug-25-2010 | Article

As prospects for an early U.S.-NATO military victory in Afghanistan fade and pressures for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces grow, the ... Read More »

Barack hasn't Banned the Bomb

by Selig S. Harrison

Le Monde Diplomatique, Apr-06-2010 | Article

Although the Nobel peace prize committee believed Barack Obama is passionately committed to nuclear downsizing, if not disarmament, the US president may be no more successful in controlling the hawks than he was with the banks and, for a long time, the health insurers... Read More »

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CIP in the Press
  • RSPO Recertifies IOI Group, But NGOs Have Yet to See ‘Real Action on the Ground’

    CIP quoted

    Sustainable Brands, 08-09-16

    Less than five months after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group’s certification, that suspension has been lifted – much to the dismay of NGO campaigners. While the RSPO’s Complaints Panel has said it is “satisfied that IOI has met the conditions set out in its letter to IOI,” Greenpeace Indonesia and the Center for International Policy says they have yet to see any real action on the ground...Read More »

  • Think Tanks and their Corporate Funders: Who’s Selling What?

    Bill Goodfellow quoted

    Nonprofit Quarterly, 08-09-16

    The article concedes that much of Brookings’ work appears unconnected, at least on the surface, to corporate interests. Still, as Bill Goodfellow, the executive director of the Center for International Policy, another think tank, said, “People think of think tanks as do-gooders, uncompromised and not bought like others in the political class. But it’s absurd to suggest that donors don’t have influence. The danger is we in the think tank world are being corrupted in the same way as the political world. And all of us should be worried about it.”—Ruth McCambridge...Read More »

  • Thousands of Pages of Confidential Think Tank Documents Detail Corporate Ties

    Bill Goodfellow quoted

    DESMOG, 08-09-16

    “People think of think tanks as do-gooders, uncompromised and not bought like others in the political class,” Bill Goodfellow, executive director of one think tank, the Center for International Policy, told The New York Times. “The danger is we in the think tank world are being corrupted in the same way as the political world. And all of us should be worried about it.”...Read More »