The US and China Are in a Space Race: Who Is Counting Laps?November 3, 2022
As rhetoric around the US-China space race picks up, what does the competitive balance actually look like? The two country’s relative satellite capacity offers one angle in – and one where overall numbers tell only part of the story.
The US Is Vulnerable in Critical Minerals. But There Is a Solution.October 24, 2022
The US is at least 50 percent import dependent for 26 out of the 32 minerals that the 2022 US Geological Survey publishes data on, or 81.25 percent. Of those, China is the top source of US imports for 11, or 42.3 percent. Gallium underscores how severe this dynamic is.
Want to Fix Inflation? Fix SupplyOctober 20, 2022
An effective response to inflation – and to the more systemic supply demand mismatch that threatens the US economy – requires investment in supply. This is a project for the private sector. But the private sector needs a push from Washington.
Free Exchange with China Is Not Free TradeOctober 12, 2022
China is not a free market. Free exchange with China is not free trade. This is a straightforward reality. It is also one that goes under-stated in American discourse – and that demands spelling out: The short-sighted insistence that free exchange with China is free trade threatens the basic assumptions, and architecture, of international free trade itself.
The American Public Thinks It’s Time to End China’s Permanent Normal Trade Relations StatusSeptember 29, 2022
A July 2022 poll sponsored by Force Distance Times found that the plurality of likely voters favor ending China's Permanent Normal Trade Relations status (Most Favored Nation status), and 2-1 support among Republicans – all at the height of inflation. American public will backs this strategic opportunity in US-China competition.