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West Lake Strategic Conversations

IDEAS & Zhejiang University recently hosted the first West Lake Strategic Conversation on Chinese Foreign Policy in Hangzhou with local and IDEAS experts. Look out for more on our developing China Foresight project.


China, the United States and Asia

Both China and the US have interests in Asia, will they be partners or rivals in the region? Catch up with full audio, photos and tweets from Professor Arne Westad's final IDEAS lecture.


International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The Conference is hosted on annual rotation at IDEAS, the University of California Santa Barbara and George Washington University. This year's event in London saw 20 students present over 7 panels and the award of the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize.


Historian Ian Morris appointed Philippe Roman Chair

Professor Morris, best known for his book Why the West Rules - for now, is the latest appointee to the prestigious year long post at IDEAS. Previous holders include Professors Timothy Snyder Anne Applebaum, Ramachandra Guha, and Niall Ferguson


IDEAS Strategic Updates - Open Government in Latin America

Our Strategic Updates series provides topical academic insight into developing issues in international affairs. The latest concerns the impact of global transparency treaties in tackling corruption in Latin America. Read it now.