The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers

The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers

Out of Order | March 2017

Following Brexit and the election of President Trump, Europeans see not just the liberal order but Enlightenment values under attack. With the EU facing an assortment of counter-Enlightenment threats, from Russia to populist illiberalism, new geopolitical dividing lines are opening up, and Europeans are rethinking their relationship with China - an illiberal power but not a counter-Enlightenment power. 

Q&A: Andrew Small on the China Pakistan Relationship

Q&A: Andrew Small on the China Pakistan Relationship

New York Times | February 2015

Andrew Small, a policy researcher at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, explores China’s ties with Pakistan in a new book that delves into the relationship’s history, the Chinese origins of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, extremism in the two countries and how the future might develop as the United States recedes from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Jane Perlez, diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, interviews Andrew on his book, The China-Pakistan Axis. 

Ukraine, Russia and the China Option

Ukraine, Russia and the China Option

GMF Paper | May 2014

Beijing sought to take a neutral stance in the stand-off between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The question is not whether Beijing will tilt definitively toward one or other party but the extent to which China will prove to be an enabling or a constraining factor for different facets of Western and Russian policy. 

Chinese Foreign Policy Comes of Age

Chinese Foreign Policy Comes of Age

New York Times | March 2015

China’s public offer to mediate peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government marks a notable departure in Chinese foreign policy. It is the first time Beijing is taking a genuine leadership role, on its own initiative, on a geopolitical issue both sensitive and significant.