In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Erica Downs and Dr. Jeffrey Becker to discuss the recent opening of China’s military facility in Djibouti and its implications for Chinese foreign policy and strategy.
In this episode, Dr. Joshua Eisenman joins us to discuss China’s development policies and engagement with the developing world.
Proposition: Beijing will effectively utilize the uncertainty of the Trump presidency to firmly establish China as the leader of Asia
Proposition: In the coming decade, China will emerge as a global leader in technology innovation
Countries with high levels of prestige can attract other states to support their foreign policy goals. In order to analyze China’s changing position in the world, it is necessary to assess the source of China’s international prestige and influence.
Countries that can successfully leverage their national power are able to affect the behavior of other political actors. Toward this end, the Chinese government has developed top-down strategies designed to enhance its soft power.
Public opinion toward China can influence a country’s foreign policy orientation. Polling data is an important means of understanding these perceptions and tracing their long-term influence on international politics.
Inbound and outbound tourism trends shed light on China’s global appeal and how the Chinese government cultivates its soft power. Tourism has been used by China as a political tool to further its interests and expand its influence.