Media reports suggest that anti-foreigner propaganda has surged in Chinese official media. The statistics tell a very different story.
Chinese initiatives constitute a strategic effort to create an alternative set of ideas, institutions and rules that are aligned with a Chinese vision of how political economy and state power come together.
Did the Arab Spring pass Jordan by? Not exactly. A new study explains how activists in Jordan get the regime to listen up – and sometimes give in.
The Chinese Communist Party is centralizing authority, broadcasting the self-criticisms of local officials and calling for a new morality in public life.
Why China won't let Hong Kong democratize
New research sheds light on why recent events in Hong Kong may not be that surprising.
A lot of research suggests that dictatorships see faster economic growth than democracies. However, the differences may be exaggerated by dictatorships' penchant for lying about how fast they are growing.
China is hardly unique in shaping its foreign policy around natural resource needs.
Chinese media is talking quietly about the Tiananmen Square protests. Why is the Chinese government letting this happen?
How aging, fertility patterns, and gender imbalances may pose national and international security threats.