Central Asia

US & Canada Violate International Law with the Arrest of Chinese Huawei Exec

December 10, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson explains that it’s not the Chinese Huawei executive that violated law when circumventing US sanctions, but it is the US that violates them by imposing sanctions that were never agreed to on an international level

Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

Chinese Scientist's Human Genetic Engineering Experiment is 'Crazy'

Chinese Scientist’s Human Genetic Engineering Experiment is ‘Crazy’

November 28, 2018

Stuart Newman, cell biology professor and founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics, says that the experiment where human twins had genes engineered to make them immune from the HIV virus is a ‘crazy’ project because it misunderstands the dangers and complexity of how genes work

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

November 21, 2018

Chinese university students, inspired by their studies of Marx, are facing an increasing state crackdown on their movement in support of workers who have been trying to organize Shenzhen’s Jasic Technology. Prof. Zhun Xu analyzes the situation

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump's Trade War?

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump’s Trade War?

November 4, 2018

Prof. David Kotz argues that the trade war is counter-productive for everyone, including the US, because it does not include a plan for an industrial policy. The conflict foreshadows increasing unresolvable tensions between the two powers

Will the Next Global Financial Crisis Begin in the Developing World?

Will the Next Global Financial Crisis Begin in the Developing World?

October 1, 2018

Malaysian economist Jomo argues that the central banks of the developed world created so much liquidity that they flooded developing countries’ economies with capital and now any financial hiccup could cause severe problems

As Koreas Make Peace, Will Trump End the War?

As Koreas Make Peace, Will Trump End the War?

September 24, 2018

At their third summit, the leaders of North and South Korea made new progress in their historic effort to bring peace to the Peninsula. But for North Korea to denuclearize, is the US prepared to formally end the Korean War, and withdraw US forces? We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Class Conflict Intensifies in China as it Heads into Uncertain Times

August 21, 2018

Prof. Minqi Li analyzes the impact of class conflict and the context in which it is currently taking place, with China firmly embedded in world capitalism and a growing private debt burden

Trump’s Trade War with China: Undermining China’s Dependence on Neoliberalism

August 13, 2018

The unexpected ascension of Donald Trump to the US presidency caught the Chinese leadership off guard and his launching of a trade war against China is undermining its strategy for global dominance, argues Prof. Minqi Li

Imran Khan Breaks the Party Duopoly in Pakistan but Will he Differ in his Leadership?

July 26, 2018

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) wins the most seats of any single party in parliament, says Junaid Ahmad, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Lahore