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China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
March 31, 2017
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
The Arctic states could find much-needed funding for infrastructure improvements through China's Belt and Road.
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
March 27, 2017
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
A look into Sinpo and Mayang-do: the keys to North Korea's ongoing search for a ballistic missile submarine.
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
March 18, 2017
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
Huaxin Street in Taipei is home to many of Taiwan's 40,000 Burmese immigrants.
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
China's Urbancide in Tibet
March 17, 2017
China's Urbancide in Tibet
China's urbanization policies have a particularly telling impact on Tibet.
China's Urbancide in Tibet
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
March 09, 2017
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
The Yulin Naval Base is shaping up to be the most strategically important military base in the South China Sea.
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
March 08, 2017
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
China may be afraid that THAAD will degrade its own nuclear second-strike capability.
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
March 02, 2017
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
Tsai Ing-wen's popularity is falling amid pressure from Beijing and economic uncertainty.
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
March 01, 2017
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
The influence of South Korean consumer goods reveals surprising changes in North Korean society.
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
March 01, 2017
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
Morocco is actively courting more Chinese investment and closer ties.
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
February 22, 2017
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
South Korea’s ongoing political crisis is making it difficult to respond effectively to North Korean provocations.
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
February 22, 2017
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Fortifications on Matsu Island were meant to defend against a communist invasion.
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
February 14, 2017
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
How will China use its fledgling ballistic missile submarine fleet?
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
February 04, 2017
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
Beijing is getting better at selling Asia a benign vision, but most of the region is still having trouble buying it.
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
February 01, 2017
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
Amid President Trump's other moves, don't forget the possibility of the frozen conflict over Taiwan turning hot.
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
What’s Ailing Womenomics?
January 26, 2017
What’s Ailing Womenomics?
Despite government efforts, cultural pressures continue to dissuade many women in Japan from joining the workforce.
What’s Ailing Womenomics?
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