Any meaningful picture of the economic future must account for the ascendant challenges of China and India, and well as the cautionary lessons of Japan. Helping Economaney contemplate what that all means for our lives here is Michael Auslin’s job.
Michael is the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular columnist for the The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of three books on Japan-U.S. history and relations, and appears regularly on national television news networks to discuss Chinese and Japanese current events. The World Economic Forum recently named him one of its Young Global Leaders. He regularly briefs U.S. Congressional and military leaders on threats and opportunities in Asia.
Michael lives in Washington DC and hits the ground running in Asia several times a year.
The Brain Trust’s Michael Auslin says in a National Review piece that all the sanctions and sanctimony about North Korea and its nuclear missile program have amounted to jack squat. He says it’s time to admit we haven’t got a … More
Michael Auslin asks how Asia — powerful, ascendant, troublesome Asia — got lost in the shuffle of the presidential campaign. Just calling China a “cheater” hardly seems like an adequate expression from those vying for the most powerful job on … More
Michael Auslin writes in the Wall Street Journal that too much diplomatic engagement with China can be counter-productive to the U.S.’s national interests. It beats war, but illusions that it’s going to change the fundamentally antagonistic dynamic between the two … More
Michael Auslin writes for The Diplomat that China has become America’s creepy stalker guy: Almost everything it does on the international stage is filtered through a prism of how it will affect them vis-a-vis the U.S. Is there a secret … More
Michael Auslin writes in the Wall Street Journal that China’s two decades of unbroken economic success seem to be drawing to a close. Problems on the political, demographic, and international monetary fronts are all pounding on China’s door, making its … More
Michael Auslin writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese government is using America’s financial crisis and budget deficit as an opportunity to bolster its world military standing. Worth reading if you want to know what the superpower lineup … More
Xi Jinping, the Vice President of China being groomed as its future leader, made a visit to the United States on February 14 to meet with Obama and other American leaders. Michael Auslin writes about the relationship between the two … More
The Brain Trust’s Michael Auslin with a pungent piece in the Asia-focused The-Diplomat.com on how Singapore’s fall to the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II offers lessons to America now as it ponders the future with an ominously aggressive … More
In The Corner, Michael Auslin explores the effects of American culture, notably Lady Gaga, on the Chinese populace. He speaks of the growing Chinese middle class, and how their demands for a culture offering more than “socialist realism” will effect … More