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The Rainey Center on China

The Rainey Center has produced compelling analysis and commentary on a variety of policy issues, including on the shifting geopolitical winds as a result of the rise of China. The following is a compendium of such analysis and commentary from some of the Rainey Center’s many policy experts, offering their perspectives on recent events as they pertain to China.

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Protecting Election Security and Integrity in the States

Diminished citizen trust in the integrity of the vote calls into question the results of elections and the legitimacy of the government. American elections are governed at the state level. State legislators must therefore be vigilant in protecting the right to vote and strengthening election security. ‍All Americans desire free, fair, and secure elections. While recent election controversies have created a division between the political parties, there are still numerous common-sense election reforms with bipartisan support. The Rainey Center has identified policy proposals with broad appeal that will increase the security and integrity of elections, strengthening our democracy by protecting the will of the voters.‍

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U.S. Revenge from the Shadows: An Interview with Bob Grenier on the Assassination of Ayman Al-Zawahiri

U.S. Revenge from the Shadows: An Interview with Bob Grenier on the Assassination of Ayman Al-Zawahiri

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Lessons from the Texas Energy Crisis

As unprecedented winter weather swept across Texas, starting Saturday February 13th and continued into the following week, the Texas grid and market monitor — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — was forced into extreme circumstances including planned, rolling blackouts for consumers. These blackouts are both a physical grid issue and market design issue. The existing crisis in Texas highlights the complexities of maintaining a reliable energy system under ever increasing extreme weather stress.

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Exporting Censorship and Internet Sovereignty

The West and China have two different, competing views of the internet based on the values the two government systems promote. The West, led by America, largely values democratic rule, freedom of speech, freedom of association, religious liberty, and the ability to communicate with others free from unreasonable, unwarranted government surveillance. Because of its communist government, China eschews those freedoms, placing the ethereal terms “state security” and “social stability” as some of its principle values.

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