Tag Archives: foreign aid

China as International Bogeyman: Enter the State Department

March 3, 2011

So this is how it’s going to be in D.C. for the foreseeable future. Want to scare Congress into maintaining your agency’s budget? Throw in some impressive China statistics and frightening scenarios during your committee hearing testimony, and maybe the breathless press coverage will help you shore up your appropriations request.

U.S. Reaction to China’s Use of Soft Power – III

May 14, 2008

The earthquake (and work) has sidetracked me on this, but you will be pleased to hear that this is my last post on "China’s Foreign Policy and ‘Soft Power’ in South America, Asia and Africa," a report prepared for the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate. My last post, last Friday, dealt with [...]