Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Revelations from COVID-19: Beijing’s Untrustworthiness

By Eric Lee Published June 8, 2020

As the global effects of the pandemic rage on, Western countries should take heed of the growing danger Beijing poses to the future of democracy and the liberal international order.

East Asia: A New Wave of Militarization?

By Eric Lee Published May 13, 2020

Although obscured by the sudden emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the military arms buildup in East Asian countries rages on with no end in sight.

The Black Sheep that is Hong Kong - A Discussion of Western Hypocrisy & The Wider Clash Through Huntington

By Eric Lee Published October 13, 2019

As the clash between the United States and China rages on, we can see how Hong Kong can be viewed as a poster child for a greater civilizational rift that both follows and transcends geopolitical rivalries.

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Financial Behemoths & Fiscal Prudence

By Eric Lee Published March 27, 2019

In the face of skyrocketing deficits and record national debt, the United States and other Western countries should look for innovative solutions in the form of sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their fiscal position.

Making the Case for Non-interventionism - The Rise of an Inward-focused America

By Eric Lee Published February 10, 2019

As its relative power wanes, America must stay wary of foreign entanglements and focus inwards on internal problems endemic to its economy and society that jeopardize its future.

The Giant in the East Paves a New Green Future - China's Rise as the New Leader in Renewable Energy

By Eric Lee Published November 19, 2018

With America's de facto abdication from global leadership in the transition away from fossil fuels, China takes the mantle as the new leader in renewable energy production.

Asia's Rise Should Be Our Sputnik Moment

By Eric Lee Published May 6, 2018

As the Asia-Pacific region becomes the world's next geopolitical and economic center, America must forge new agreements and strive for more engagement and integration through shrewd diplomacy while making necessary investments in its workforce and capabilities at home.