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Professor of Politics and International Affairs Princeton University

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Joined Twitter 5/25/11


This is an embarrassment. A sample gem (in case you were wondering why the CCP did it): “Stung by criticism from a… https://t.co/DkByN9C98r
5/25
2020
For an insightful analysis of what Beijing has been up to in Europe and how some Europeans are beginning to respond… https://t.co/sDAFBnJINNThe CCP is anything but subtle. Their greatest fear now is that COVID crisis will cause Europe to reassess relation… https://t.co/eZGR4ZbfWRWell put. https://t.co/PTAwSGq9ZfRemarkably prescient. https://t.co/aHl78rXZcb
5/24
2020
NEW: The US & China could be descending into a new kind of Cold War. Why is this happening? What are the scenario… https://t.co/lt3hmsIBJB
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg @JulianGewirtz Just got your new book. Looking forward to reading it once I finish grading exams!Good thread. Key takeaway: “long-term consolidation of CCP dominance over economy & firms isn’t going anywhere. Lea… https://t.co/Gv8givZuLN
5/22
2020
In a @ForeignPolicy article, NBR counselor @AaronFriedberg details 4 reasons why the #US should encourage a restruc… https://t.co/2At526uTvu
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg @AaronFriedberg His angle is, as @karaswisher puts it, "Xi or Me." Which is of course a false choice.
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg @AaronFriedberg Things must have really changed since [checks notes] Xi Jinping was in charge https://t.co/cWxiyC9OFb
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg"Just to be blunt about it, I think there is a model coming out of countries like China that tend to have very diff… https://t.co/5iBZHlKXdIIt’s worth noting that the most important studies cited here are by analysts who come from outside the academic Chi… https://t.co/ywgRa8v8xa
5/21
2020
Australia did the right thing and took a courageous stance in pushing for an investigation into COVID outbreak. Now… https://t.co/LTaaUuhSXzMust-read from ⁦@ashleytownshend⁩. “Australia is the new frontline for China’s use of disinformation and economic c… https://t.co/JFBLaJ0sVWExcellent piece by ⁦@Scholars_Stage⁩. CCP seeks a world where “Democratization, free markets+universal human rights… https://t.co/n2LGfOSE0I
5/20
2020
While it isn't for us to decide, there's reason to believe that a representative system of government would be bett… https://t.co/FM6D5jgMb7If this applies it suggests that while a transition could be tricky and possibly dangerous, the long-term prospects… https://t.co/cJeEokvUJgThe political science literature (take it with a grain of salt) tells us two things: a) nations in transition from… https://t.co/lcErG9mk8mI am going to remind people that if you don't want Chinese scientists who trained in America to go back and use wha… https://t.co/lcNvVOSopH
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergTired: "The US doesn't need a new Cold War" Inspired: "The US doesn't need any more op eds by important people abo… https://t.co/kvZqZlwx2f
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergIn today’s @WSJopinion , Robert Zoellick (Mr. Z here) critiques those he terms ‘the proponents of a ‘New Cold War.’… https://t.co/iQt4wBPU0k
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergXi’s aspirational totalitarianism may not be an inevitable by-product of China’s long traditions. But it’s a logica… https://t.co/OgWCAtuzch @RuDauntless @rottenbanana101 @DanRDimicco @BoycottHegemony @Alam_Chaudry Beijing's arrogance is always a gift to A… https://t.co/WQHJNf4UJD
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergThis seems quite plausible. https://t.co/uWr7YN91QUThe fix must be in. https://t.co/PZGJ256Dpf
5/19
2020
@Scholars_Stage I feel your pain. @Scholars_Stage How about “problematize”?
5/18
2020
Btw, not ROC-specific but @MMazarr has a fantastic piece coming out in summer @TWQgw responding to advocates of Res… https://t.co/9GKOxadpcV
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergIdea that if democracies go easy on PRC it’ll cooperate on a long list of “transnational issues” is a dangerous ill… https://t.co/eevvyI9M6dWhy “appeasement” needs to be a legitimate part of the conversation on China. Some people will rationally advocate… https://t.co/YijJ3F85kq
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergTrue with any kind of law from Beijing’s perspective https://t.co/ld0wQiP8zY
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5/17
2020
@Rory_Medcalf @smh There’s also some serious straw-manning here re “protectionism”. Not only does partial disengage… https://t.co/CU8Il1LLYf
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergNot to put too fine a point on it, but abandoning Taiwan to the PRC in hopes of achieving “peace in our time” would… https://t.co/MEUpo3rvTv1/ A quick take on this Responsible Statecraft piece on why progressives & restrainers should agree to abandon Taiw… https://t.co/uRgzSLKGyA
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergChina is asking governments to co-sign a letter urging WHO DG Tedros not to raise the issue of restoring Taiwan's s… https://t.co/Drucli8inB
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg @AaronFriedberg Anyone surprised? Not the first time. Ask PIF ASEAN SAARC
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergGood read. Beijing Is Provoking Taiwan, Not Invading It https://t.co/xvsTgTzewp
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergTHREAD➡️ Semiconductors are a key front in our competition with the CCP. Over the past two days, we've seen two hug… https://t.co/IejxhManeC
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergNo kidding: “China trying to divide and rule in Europe” https://t.co/GcfDic1VFn
5/16
2020
@atjlennon @SlaughterAM @tanvi_madan Diversification can also take a variety of forms. For strategic vs purely eco… https://t.co/Uv5qSivRzF“China seeks an increasingly Beijing-centric regional order in which countries defer to its interests and authority… https://t.co/hxfotVRgVI
5/15
2020
A big deal. With more moves likely. https://t.co/PxoHaRbKz8#Decoupling? Our latest @HJS_Org report explains how we - the #FiveEyes (#UK, #US, #Australia, #Canada and… https://t.co/yYsAZMDBID
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5/14
2020
oh this is going to go over well. https://t.co/TvcgV7FX1d
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergIt’s an excellent piece. An example of the ways in which good historical analysis can illuminate contemporary probl… https://t.co/9nE70H8nuFThis is what on-shoring, prudent national industrial planning, and a secure supply chain looks like. Another great… https://t.co/jhfHd2s15R
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergThree recent papers on this topic: 1⃣ https://t.co/5HGARF2wq1 @CharlesEdel 2⃣ https://t.co/0PfJ1D0YC0https://t.co/3SoE1UYdtP
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5/13
2020
This is happening to some degree anyway as companies seek to diversify and reduce risk for purely commercial reason… https://t.co/ZQomdOntXH“Reshoring” everything won’t be feasible economically. But encouraging relocation of some portions of supply chains… https://t.co/m5AqIYLhxQ @AaronFriedberg Right. Question isn’t US vs China it’s what does an allied/trusted supply chain look like.
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergAs always, government policy can (and in this should) help reinforce and guide market force. As described here:… https://t.co/kaKYprROeNYes, but they aren’t all coming back to the USA. Might be preferable if they did from a purely economic stand point… https://t.co/kXBiJdDBcNUnited States dependency on global supply chains and the ongoing erosion of domestic manufacturing capability could… https://t.co/nbXnQgdhx0
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5/12
2020
For more on how the U.S. should position itself for re-globalization, read the 4-part strategy by NBR counselors… https://t.co/9B9rlRvZQX
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergAccording to estimates, the United States now imports virtually all of certain common antibiotics and over-the-coun… https://t.co/OL0IKn6FJi
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg @prchovanec @PLMattis Thx Patrick. Will read w/interest. In addition to official docs, discussion that goes on in s… https://t.co/P2vMS0uwGPA step in the right direction and part of a larger trend toward redistribution of supply chains USG should be worki… https://t.co/2SNmnYgXOyIn this piece for ⁦@ForeignPolicy⁩ I outline why and how US government should encourage restructuring of supply cha… https://t.co/uwwHN5PGMSVery true, and, in the end critically important. But of course also different from dismissing those stated intentio… https://t.co/AUiyh08EHZ
5/11
2020
“What has the CCP done to not be taken seriously?” Good question. Useful thread from @PLMattis https://t.co/NID8pjI5OeNEW: U.S. in talks to get Intel, TSMC & Samsung to build chip factories here. The coronavirus has underscored conce… https://t.co/Jk9FBX1upx
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg“The disruption caused by the pandemic creates an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to reassess and recalibrate the… https://t.co/Z71E543R4d
5/10
2020
If you don't want a cold war mentality, maybe don't parade your nuclear weapons through Red Sq... I mean, Tiananmen… https://t.co/nryeW2kSGZ
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg“Globalization is not an unstoppable natural force, propelled solely by technological progress and autonomous marke… https://t.co/OIziFxkg89
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg"Once the pandemic recedes, greater awareness of the potential impact of shocks will accelerate tendencies not towa… https://t.co/EGmFOzTIwd
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5/9
2020
Absolutely https://t.co/J1gRcldsZ2
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergThe United States Needs to Reshape Global Supply Chains https://t.co/YiSutW3EKvI write a new column: The inability of the US to make masks, protective gear, and even swabs shows that it has prem… https://t.co/rcl7oWmDJi
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg“The intensifying U.S.-China rivalry is driven by deeply rooted forces, primarily the narrowing gap in the material… https://t.co/m5eVxLghhk⁦A renewed multilateralism “that recognizes need for decoupling will necessitate closer cooperation w/some and dist… https://t.co/KBkoEWYVyNGreat piece.Europe can say no to China. “Not only is Europe far less reliant on Chinese market than many presume, b… https://t.co/cIzxYaDEvb
5/8
2020
Interesting....especially if the author doesn’t now disappear. https://t.co/Dsawl4V8UV75 years ago today. This is how you do a "mission accomplished" moment. A single sentence. https://t.co/PHOAl0t0C7
Retweeted by Aaron Friedberg“Bipartisan coop on China may be impossible in an election year. But challenges presented by China’s actions — incl… https://t.co/Vr9oDhNOjNFiendishly clever:”hacker was able to take over the computer used by an Indonesian diplomat...The hacker found a do… https://t.co/zQFrVxfSpDhttps://t.co/PuUePQzUg4
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergWhy is it that US-China relations are always portrayed as on the decline or negative when the US takes steps to mov… https://t.co/JzHxDeHXTz
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergHow to score a double own goal, EU style. First, write a sycophantic op-ed. Second, agree to censorship by Chines… https://t.co/4duORqQ86p
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergThis is when #OBOR debts come in handy “Taiwan’s status is determined by a simple majority of the WHO’s 194 member… https://t.co/hE029QEKl6
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5/7
2020
Agree. Trade data shows the trend of falling US imports from China began well before COVID19. We need a more global… https://t.co/tWLhiYQBJK
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergNot sure about headline but interesting. Crisis “a big opportunity for China to quickly test a lot of 5G apps-- inc… https://t.co/KCDK6Us4oaSignals not to “provoke” with appeal to “work together” is a possibility but the implied criticism of an agressive… https://t.co/KzfRP4DEm1
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergUS should welcome partial dispersal of supply chains from China to India, Mexico and other friendly countries. https://t.co/4aklRxLZbp
5/6
2020
Too bad the cia lost all its assets in china who might be able to provide insight into leadership thinking and inte… https://t.co/9Rj5CInZjw
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergThis and yesterday's story on leaked CICR report (mentioning possibility of war) could be expressions of genuine co… https://t.co/072Au9ZuasI’m not usually one to defend political science, but seems like there are other factors and forces that need to sha… https://t.co/HDgESerzFUAnother dimension of decoupling: USG bans some foreign parts and equipment for power plants and the transmission sy… https://t.co/JurIz6vF3d
5/5
2020
Trump administration pushing to rip global supply chains from China: officials | Article [AMP] | Reuters https://t.co/YJOW2b0VbU“If food shortages develop in China, countries in South and (especially) Southeast Asia could come under pressure f… https://t.co/BMISyoSztA @AaronFriedberg Here is a very well researched report by Karen M. Sutter et al with frankly mind boggling stats tha… https://t.co/Js9kuCrK9G
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergHaving delved into an enormous amount of details on what happened, my reaction to this argument is that the detecti… https://t.co/HJzYwNck6n
Retweeted by Aaron FriedbergLooks like an excellent collection of essays on economics of WW2. https://t.co/Q7xbYkFbfnHello academics working on China, if you write a book on civil society in China, or business-Party relations in Chi… https://t.co/463z05hBLk
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5/4
2020
There’s still an air gap here (at least re PRC): was info withheld for purpose of giving time to accumulate medica… https://t.co/gxvK26HnzgThis is quite different than proof virus originated in a lab, of course, but plausible and deeply damaging nonethel… https://t.co/nzfH2qFgco
5/3
2020
To what extent were there differences w/respect to issues of political vs economic reform? How wide was the range… https://t.co/mFL0MYhXM1It certainly begins to show up in discussions in the US in the early 90s, after Tiananmen. Becomes part of the arg… https://t.co/slGJvy1cuCGot it. Wonder when this trope first emerged. I’ve been hearing it as long as I can remember.Also assumes that there are “soft liners” to be found in CCP’s upper ranks. https://t.co/HstdS26puM
5/2
2020

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