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The trick with official PRC numbers is not deciding if they are accurate. No, the trick is determining why the numbers contradict each other.

For most countries, it would be unthinkable to support, let alone supply, al-Shabaab. Except for Turkey.

A decade-long saga of bureaucratic delays, cost overruns, and corruption is all too emblematic of the flawed and lackadaisical military procurement efforts of the post-Reagan era.

Inaugurated in 2005, the China Global Investment Tracker now includes 3100 large transactions across energy, transportation, real estate, and other industries, as well as 280 troubled transactions.

That Chinese authoritarianism likely impedes scientific discovery is all the more reason for the thrust of American science and innovation policy to laser focus on our own capabilities, rather than worry about how to suppress China’s rise.

Perhaps the financial, political, and media elites who haven’t yet given up on overturning Brexit and ousting Trump might give some thought to the alternatives.

The strategic competition between the US and China is principally the product of regime-driven differences over both what constitutes their national interests and what their respective visions were for the character of China’s rise.

China will release its new economic number this upcoming weekend. Experts discuss China’s manipulation of its economic numbers and US-China trade.

Vladimir Putin staying power

No amount of saber-rattling or military displaces can hide the fact that corruption, mismanagement, and demographic decline during the Putin decades will condemn Russia to the developing world for decades, if not more.

This week on Banter, AEI Resident Scholar Ken Pollack joins the show to discuss his new book “Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness.”

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