Joshua Kurlantzick

a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) , The Council on Foreign Relations

Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Articles by Joshua Kurlantzick

Let China Win. It's Good for America.
Headlines about China's economy have been uniformly alarming. Every time equity markets in the west plunge, Beijing's woes are cited as a factor with its plunging equity indices, rising debt ratios and exchange rate under pressure. Even with more sensible interventions, or perhaps none at all, in ...
Beijing's Asia Pivot in 2016
China's relations with Southeast Asian nations, which had warmed significantly in the mid-2000s, have since settled somewhere between cool and downright icy. While 2015 saw a thawing of relations, coastal Southeast Asian nations, like Vietnam and the Philippines, continued upgrading their navies ...
Power Trip: Might China’s Struggles With Its Neighbours Bring War to Asia?
From the air, the Spratly Islands, a cluster of miniature rocks and sandbars 425,000 kilometres square in the middle of the South China Sea, are almost imperceptible. Even up close, the Spratlys do not look like much – a few islands have tiny rocky beaches or occasional makeshift buildings. A t ...
China's Economy Slows but its Global Influence Continues to Rise
Over the past month, global financial markets have become terrified by the prospect of a Chinese economic slowdown. In recent weeks, China's money markets have slowed to a near halt, China's stock markets suffered roller-coaster whiplash, and many western fund managers have reduced their ...
China Falling? Not So Fast
Over the past month, global financial markets have become terrified by the prospect of a Chinese economic slowdown. Last week, the interbank lending rate in China jumped precipitously, suggesting that Chinese banks, which for years have been piling up debt lending to state-owned enterprises and b ...
Obama's China Policy Breakthrough
As the U.S. and China prepare to meet on Wednesday and Thursday for their annual Dialogue on Human Rights, Beijing and Washington have begun sniping at each other mercilessly. Beijing has blasted America's wars in Afghanistan and other countries as human-rights abuses and warned the White House n ...