Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
September 23, 2014
Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
The Director of Intelligence on the Joint Chiefs of Staff sees a "data glut but an information deficit" on China.
Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
The Perils of Hong Kong’s Constitutional Changes
September 21, 2014
The Perils of Hong Kong’s Constitutional Changes
Calling Beijing’s restrictive framework ‘political reform’ is a misnomer.
The Perils of Hong Kong’s Constitutional Changes
Taiwan Is <i>Not</i> Overly Dependent on China
September 19, 2014
Taiwan Is Not Overly Dependent on China
A Taiwan government official responds to a recent Diplomat article.
Taiwan Is Not Overly Dependent on China
Time to End Ban on Weapons Sales to Vietnam
September 18, 2014
Time to End Ban on Weapons Sales to Vietnam
Washington needs a strong partner in Vietnam to counter Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
Time to End Ban on Weapons Sales to Vietnam
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
September 18, 2014
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
Xi Jinping missed an opportunity in not visiting Afghanistan during his South Asia tour.
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
Is Asia the New Silicon Valley?
September 18, 2014
Is Asia the New Silicon Valley?
Plus, al-Qaeda in Myanmar and why are Japanese citizens still buying CDs? General interest links.
Is Asia the New Silicon Valley?
Kissinger’s Order
September 16, 2014
Kissinger’s Order
Henry Kissinger’s new book World Order is a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in Asia, or foreign policy.
Kissinger’s Order
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
September 16, 2014
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
Beijing's reaction to Africa's most serious public health crisis in years represents a shift in its humanitarian policy.
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
On Twitter, ISIS Is More Popular Than China
September 15, 2014
On Twitter, ISIS Is More Popular Than China
Also, China's "creeping invasion" and is India China circa 2001? Some general interest links.
On Twitter, ISIS Is More Popular Than China
A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
September 15, 2014
A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
With its treatment of Gao Zhisheng, Beijing shows the extent to which it fears the rule of law.
A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
September 13, 2014
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
What implications will the war on the Islamic State have for U.S. power in the Asia-Pacific?
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
September 11, 2014
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
A majority of Chinese believe their country will go to war with Japan in the future.
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
September 10, 2014
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
India's external affairs minister is in Kabul. Can she help defuse the electoral crisis in Afghanistan?
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
September 09, 2014
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Some possible inspiration that might help the two leaders get China-Japan relations back on track.
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
September 05, 2014
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will make her first trip to China since assuming her current position.
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
September 04, 2014
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
Beijing's approach to Hong Kong is a blow to larger hopes for Chinese democracy.
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
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