Professor Greitens and Professor Inboden Quoted in Politico

News | September 27, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program, and Dr. Rana Siu Inboden, Asia Policy Program faculty affiliate and Senior Fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, were quoted in “China faces skeptics with UNGA pitch for global leader status” in Politico.

China’s President Xi Jinping will not be attending this year’s United Nations General Assembly after his Zoom invitation was revoked. Instead, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend in-person to mitigate international dismay towards China’s alignment with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its abuses of Xinjiang Uyghurs, and its aggressive military intimidation of Taiwan by projecting global alternatives to today’s international security.

Dr. Greiten says, “China is trying to use Ukraine to make its case that global security governance is broken [and] that the American alliance system is part of the problem and needs to be replaced or rethought.” Dr. Inboden further states that “[we] may have woken up the dragon in terms of China may now be much more concerted in its efforts to weaken the international human rights system… and is also offering alternative institutions.”

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