china

Obama in Asia

Obama in Asia 2048 1122 Jamie Metzl

As I mention in my CNN interview from yesterday, President Obama’s trip this week to China and Laos has demonstrated the significant progress our country has made in Asia these past…

read more

China Still Holds the Key for Getting Tough with Pyongyang

China Still Holds the Key for Getting Tough with Pyongyang 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Only China has the means of taking action that could alter North Korea’s behavior—by cutting back trade, tourism, and food and energy assistance to Pyongyang—but China will still be unlikely to take these kinds of strong measures for fear of destabilizing the North Korean regime. Such a policy undermines security in North Asia and should not be cost free for Beijing. 

read more

China Market Turmoil

China Market Turmoil 150 150 Jamie Metzl

As I mention in my CNN interview from earlier today, this week’s market turmoil in China is likely only the beginning of a more significant correction. When the Chinese government…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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…

read more

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.

read more