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UK Should Not Abandon Its Values

UK Should Not Abandon Its Values Jamie Metzl

In my CNN and BBC World Service interviews on Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK, I argue that it’s great for the UK to strengthen commercial ties with China, just not at…

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China’s Market Wobble

China’s Market Wobble 150 150 Jamie Metzl

In my China/market interviews yesterday on Bloomberg TV and CNN Quest Means Business I expressed my concern that China, the world’s second largest economy, is getting caught between its desire for stimulus…

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Japan and History

Japan and History 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Japan has truly been a miracle country in the 70 years since the end of the war. It has grown its conomy spectacularly, built a vibrant democracy, and been an…

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Is China Overreacting to its Market Correction?

Is China Overreacting to its Market Correction? Jamie Metzl

In my Bloomberg TV interview from earlier today, linked here, I discuss the preliminary popping of China’s equities bubble. Trading of nearly half of China’s listed companies has been suspended, and I believe it very likely those shares will continue to fall once the suspension is removed. These are challenging times for China.

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China’s Stock Bubble Will Burst

China’s Stock Bubble Will Burst Jamie Metzl

In my CNN interview from this morning, linked here, I explore China’s stock market bubble. Like all bubbles, this one will pop. The only question is when.

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The Coming Collapse of North Korea?

The Coming Collapse of North Korea? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

In my National Interest editorial linked here, I predict that the North Korean government will collapse within ten years. Although the regime’s inflexibility and willingness to use deadly force virtually ensures that change…

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Has the Genetic Arms Race Begun?

Has the Genetic Arms Race Begun? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Articles in Nature yesterday and in today’s New York Times describe the controversial recent announcement by a Chinese researcher that he has used cutting edge precision gene editing techniques (CRISPR-cas9) on non-viable human embryos.  It is rumored that the results of more research like this will be announced from China in the coming months. Every day we are receiving more evidence like this that the human genetic revolution, with its massive scientific, ethical, political, and national security implications, has already begun.

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China’s Pakistan Adventure

China’s Pakistan Adventure Jamie Metzl

Xi Jinping’s just completed visit to Pakistan is a big deal for China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and the United States. China has pledged $46 billion to develop the port, road, and pipeline infrastructure linking the Pakistani port at Gwadar to Western China’s Xinjiang province, to construct badly needed power plants, and to upgrade Pakistan’s submarines, presumable to carry nuclear weapons. In return,  Pakistan is giving China essentially full access to the Gwadar port. But dealing with Pakistan is never as simple as it may at first seem.

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China’s Slowing Economy

China’s Slowing Economy Jamie Metzl

Please have a look at my CNN interview on China’s slowing economy, linked here. Just released GDP, import, and export numbers all indicate a further slowing of the Chinese economy. The 7%…

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Kim Jong Un Going to Moscow?

Kim Jong Un Going to Moscow? Jamie Metzl

The Russian government has announced that Lil’ (not-so-Lil’ these days – someone should draw the lot to tell him he’s not looking so good these days and that it might…

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