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.
By Cullen S. Hendrix and Marcus Noland
Chinese media is talking quietly about the Tiananmen Square protests. Why is the Chinese government letting this happen?
By Andrea Jones-Rooy
How aging, fertility patterns, and gender imbalances may pose national and international security threats.
By Andrea den Boer and Valerie M. Hudson
How a new red telephone could help ease potential future crises with China
New data shows a changing pattern of Chinese patrols in the East China sea. Here's what that might mean.
By M. Taylor Fravel and Alastair Iain Johnston
On China, salami, and disciplining your children
The more states trade with China, the more they start voting with China (and against the U.S.) in the United Nations.