HCSS in the media

Growing economic clout driving Chinese assertiveness

July 21st 2017 - 09:07

The HCSS report Nowcasting Geodynamics, Great Powers and Pivoting is referenced in a Livemint.com article, the online portal of popular Indian business publication Mint. The report found, among other geodynamic trends, that China’s growing economic influence on pivot states (selected states considered to be of crucial strategic importance to the international system) has not translated into greater political influence. China’s pragmatic approach to foreign economic relations under the guise of Hu Jintao’s – supposedly marxist – ‘scientific concept of development’, prioritized economic growth over geopolitical muscle-flexing.

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Stephan De Spiegeleire is senior scientist at HCSS. He has Master’s degrees from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Columbia University in New York, as well as a C.Phil. degree in Political Science from UCLA. He worked for the RAND Corporation for nearly ten years, interrupted by stints at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the WEU’s Institute for Security Studies. Mr. De Spiegeleire started out as a Soviet specialist, but has since branched out into several fields of international security and defense policy.