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National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
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NCUSCR Interviews

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National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
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Democracy That Delivers

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
This is the podcast from CAF’s think tank Giving Thought, where we look at big issues, themes and news stories that relate to philanthropy and the work of civil society. Our host, Rhodri Davies, leads you through a wide range of fascinating topics, and also speaks to great guests who bring their own insight and expertise on civil society issues. For more in depth content from Giving Thought, please visit https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/blog-home/giving-thought
 
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How does restraint in Chinese statecraft challenge the standard narrative about rising powers’ behavior? Conventional wisdom holds that China’s rise is disrupting the global balance of power in unpredictable ways. However, China has often deferred to the consensus of smaller neighboring countries on regional security. In Power and Restraint in Chin…
 
Tricia Yeoh, CEO of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), and Virak Ou, Founder of Future Forum, join Catherine Tai, Deputy Regional Director and Kendra Brock, Associate Program Officer, from CIPE's Asia and Pacific team to discuss the role of youth in improving infrastructure transparency and governance. IDEAS and Future Forum …
 
Following decades of growth and development, Chinese officials, businesses, and institutions now play a critical role in every major global issue. The challenges posed by climate change, pandemics, and emerging technologies make dealing with the Chinese state, its firms, and other institutions more complex and more critical than ever before. In Chi…
 
Interns Camila Cepeda and Tina Dolbaia join their supervisors Morgan King, Associate Program Officer on the Latin America and Caribbean team, and Elizabeth Lenz Jedwab, Program Officer on the Europe and Eurasia team to talk the projects they have been working on and what it is like interning at CIPE. This is the final episode of Democracy that Deli…
 
Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Small Grant awardees Milos Nikolic of Libek in Serbia, Grace Nzou of Niusline Media in Kenya, and Yemi Adamolekun of Enough is Enough in Nigeria speak with Tamari Dzotsenidze, Associate Program Officer for CIPE's Policy and Program Learning team about their projects focused around increasing youth engage…
 
China’s economy has grown faster than any other over the last 40 years — but there are troubling signs ahead. How could a Chinese economic downturn affect people in the rest of the world? Houze Song, a fellow at MacroPolo who specializes in the Chinese economy, explains how slowing economic growth, an aging society, and a looming property crisis ha…
 
Thom Townsend, Executive Director of Open Ownership, joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast to talk about the past, present, and future of beneficial ownership transparency. Townsend draws from his organization's experience in over 30 countries unmasking the people who ultimately benefit from often opaque and complex ownership s…
 
As a key implementing partner of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, CIPE is leading major reforms in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to democratize trade and make it more accessible to everyone. Among the many recent Alliance-supported projects: a recent landmark arrangement between eleven Latin American countries that is expected to signi…
 
As China and the United States increasingly compete for power in key areas of U.S. influence, great power conflict looms. China’s Rise in the Global South examines China’s behavior as a rising power in two key global south regions: the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Dawn Murphy compares and analyzes thirty years of China’s interactions with th…
 
Will China become the global leader in higher education in the 21st century? The modern research university was born in 19th century Germany; during the 20th, the United States took the lead. In his book Empires of Ideas, William C. Kirby argues that Chinese universities are among the most innovative educational centers in the world. Professor Kirb…
 
Paul Barker, Executive Director of the Insititute for National Affairs and Victor Andres "Dindo" Manhit, Founder and President of Stratbase ADRi, join Catherine Tai and Kendra Brock on CIPE's Asia and Pacific team to discuss BRI investments in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. In this episode, our guests and hosts discuss the role that infrastr…
 
China’s engagement and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown with the expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative into the region. Increased American attention suggests changes in a complex triangular relationship. What is China's ambition in the region? What would LAC countries stand to gain from more robust partnerships with…
 
Madgi M. Amin, former Senior Advisor to the Transitional Government of Sudan, joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) podcast this week to share insights and lessons learned in Sudan, including several unintended effects of anti-corruption measures implemented during Sudan’s democratic transitional period. Empowered by a successfu…
 
Grzegorz Makowski, former Public Integrity Forum Director and current Ideas Forum expert at the Batory Foundation, joins to talk about procurement processes, international dialogue, and integrity in the latest episode of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast. Makowski draws from his experience examining the logging and rail industries, to…
 
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first discussed ten years ago. What has happened over the past ten years? Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, BRI’s current state and future trajectories are more confusing and controversial than ever. Do China’s leading coalitions still support BRI? Min Ye discusses the current status and future directions of C…
 
Gregory Poling, Senior Fellow and Director at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Charles Dunst, associate at The Asia Group and fellow at CSIS, join Jennifer Anderson, Senior Program Officer for CIPE's Asia and Pacific Team to discuss the implications of Cambodia's foreign policy as Cambodia hosts the 55th ASEAN Foreign Mini…
 
Taiwan is a major flashpoint amid escalating tensions in U.S.-China relations. Ryan Hass, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains U.S. policy on Taiwan and China’s forceful reactions to perceived changes in the status quo. 0:48 — One China Principle vs Policy 3:11 — What is strategic ambiguity? 6:05 — Pelosi's Taiwan visit—why does Chi…
 
Increasingly powerful, prosperous, and authoritarian, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has become an increasingly intense competitor across the globe economically, technologically, diplomatically, militarily, and in seeking to influence people’s hearts and minds. But what does China ultimately want in the world? In Daring to Struggle: China…
 
Find the link to Michael Swaine's report here: https://www.ncuscr.org/event/threat-inflation-chinese-military/ According to a recent report by Michael D. Swaine, framing the military challenge Beijing poses in alarmist, worst-case ways weakens the U.S. ability to determine the limits of Chinese threats. It also undermines voices within China that f…
 
Dr. Francisco Magno, Professor of Political science at De La Salle University in Manila, joins Jennifer Anderson and Anna Baldonado from CIPE's Asia and Pacific Team on this final episode in our Philippines elections series. They discuss the new administration's agenda, rule of law, corruption and more. Relevant Links: Beyond the Crisis: A Strategi…
 
What is Hong Kong? According to the British, a “barren rock” without meaningful history; to China, a part of Chinese soil from the beginning of time, finally returned to its rightful place in 1997. When protests erupted in 2019 and were met with escalating suppression, Louisa Lim, a journalist raised in Hong Kong who as an adult has covered the reg…
 
Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman, once again joins Jennifer Anderson, Senior Program Officer, as well as Srujana Penumetcha Huerter, Program Officer for the Philippines, from CIPE's Asia and Pacific team. In this continuation of our series on the Philippines election, Dr.…
 
In China’s Economic Challenge: Unconventional Success, Albert Keidel examines the economic approaches responsible for China’s 40 years of rapid growth, suggesting how such strategies might be applied elsewhere. He discusses the government’s leadership role, success in poverty reduction, and international finance and trade experience. The book revie…
 
Charles Dunst, current associate at The Asia Group, fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former foreign correspondent, joins Jennifer Anderson, Senior Program Officer for CIPE's Asia and Pacific Team to discuss Cambodia's election results. Charles has reported from Cambodia, as well as other countries, for The New York T…
 
Nora Wheelehan and Kendra Brock from CIPE's Asia & the Pacific team join their Deputy Regional Director, Catherine Tai, as well as co-host Zoe Watkins from the Communications department. This is the final episode of Democracy that Delivers' "Emerging Leaders" mini-series featuring up-and-coming change-makers. Nora and Kendra talk about their beginn…
 
Less than a century ago, China faced myriad challenges in catching up to a world that had passed it by technologically. In her new book, Kingdom of Charactes, Jing Tsu breaks down how the monumental and transformative task of bringing the Chinese language into the modern era also modernized China itself. Jing Tsu joined the National Committee on Ju…
 
In this podcast by CIPE's Anti Corruption and Governance Center, Magdalena Krzysztofik and Wouter Scheepens from consultancy firm Steward Redqueen address how Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards and principles are shaping the future of businesses in emerging markets. Listen now to hear Magdalena and Wouter share their experiences ad…
 
China is under scrutiny as it attempts to quash its largest COVID-19 outbreak since the early days of the pandemic. The latest wave of infections is the most serious in the country since the disease first emerged in Wuhan two years ago and is putting the government under immense pressure as it sticks with its ‘dynamic zero-COVID strategy’. Shanghai…
 
Jorge Ramirez of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC ILO) joins Morgan Frost, Program Officer on CIPE's Global Programs team in this final episode of the mini-series “Strengthening Resilience," discussing the importance of fostering organizational resilience, especially in times of crisis. They examine ke…
 
Žiga Žarnić from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) joins CIPE's Director of Global Programs, Anna Kompanek, in this episode of the "Strengthening Resilience" mini series. This episode examines key indicators that help measure a country's a…
 
Ben Kiragu, Chief Executive Officer of Development Management Services and Kenya Country Representative for CIPE joins our Africa team's Senior Program Officer, Lola Adekanye, to talk about corruption within Kenya's private sector. They discuss the highlights, opportunities, and challenges to private sector collaboration when it comes to tackling c…
 
According to a Pew Research Center report released in April, Americans view China's partnership with Russia as a serious problem for the United States, amid concerns over China's growing superpower status and economic might. More than 60 percent of American adults believe the Russia-China relationship is a very serious problem, more people than say…
 
Imaobong Akpan-Ita and Adia Armstrong from CIPE's Africa team join their Regional Director, Lars Benson, as well as co-hosts Zoe Watkins and Autumn Moore from the Communications Department. This is the latest episode of Democracy that Deliver's "Emerging Leaders" mini-series featuring up-and-coming change-makers. Imaobong and Adia talk about their …
 
President Biden will visit Seoul in May for his first meeting with newly-elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, as both countries face increasing mutual concerns, including North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile launch since 2017 in March, followed by the April test of a new tactical guided weapon to boost nuclear capability.…
 
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