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Given the stakes involved for the United States and China, as well as for the global economy, it is important that the policy community is as well informed as possible about sovereign wealth funds in general and the Chinese SWF in particular. To that end, The National Bureau of Asian Research is pleased to present Michael Cognato’s research on CIC. His paper provides an analysis of the political and economic debates that led to the formation of CIC, outlines what is known about the corporation’s investment objectives and management structure, and details the domestic and foreign investments that CIC has undertaken to date. He also examines some of the specific concerns that have been raised about the potential risks posed by CIC to U.S. national interests and draws some preliminary conclusions about their validity.
Introduction (Understanding China's New Sovereign Wealth Fund)
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China Investment Corporation: Threat or Opportunity?
Michael H. Cognato
The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship
Strengthening Transatlantic Policy Coordination on Asia
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The New China-Russia-U.S. Triangle
What to Do about North Korea
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Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy
U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations
Responding to China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea
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The Sea Change in Japanese Foreign Policy
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Beyond Haiyan: Toward Greater U.S.-Japan Cooperation in HADR
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Will Abenomics Restore Japanese Growth?
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The State of Cooperation in the East China Sea
Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
Intensifying Contradictions: Chinese Policing Enters the 21st Century
The Impending Tide of Chinese Investment in the United States
Robert A. Kapp
The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor
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Northeast Asia Turns Its Attention to the Arctic