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Driverless trucks move shipping containers at an automated port in Tianjin, China, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. China's exports fell 7.5% from a year ago in May, 2023, and imports were down 4.5%, adding to signs an economic recovery is slowing.

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Analysis & Opinions - The Wall Street Journal

China Relies on U.S., Allies for Hundreds of Products

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  • Timothy W. Martin
| Aug. 09, 2023

China has at least a 70% dependence on the U.S. and its allies for more than 400 items, ranging from luxury goods to raw materials needed for Chinese industries, a new analysis of trade data has found. (...) The analysis, set to publish Wednesday in the International Security academic journal, uses data from the United Nations Comtrade database, which tracks official global trade statistics. China’s high-dependency exposure was calculated by bundling together trade activity from the U.S. and more than a dozen allies across a range of categories.

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

If Trump Returns

| May 31, 2023

Joseph Nye explores what a second Donald Trump presidency may mean for U.S. foreign policy and the world? While the man himself is unpredictable, his first term and his behavior since losing re-election in 2020 offer plenty of clues, none of which would be comforting to America's allies.

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

EVENT DEBRIEF: The Future of Ukraine: Reconstruction, Energy Security, and Innovation

| Apr. 18, 2023

The following is an event write-up about the recent Future of Diplomacy Project (FDP) seminar on “The Future of Ukraine: Reconstruction, Energy Security, and Innovation” moderated by Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project. 

People inspect the wreckage of buildings that were damaged by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Significance of the Iran-Saudi Arabia Agreement Brokered by China

Belfer Center experts on the U.S.-China relationship and Middle East issues shared thoughts on the significance of the unexpected Iran-Saudi Arabia agreement brokered by China.