What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
June 27, 2016
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
Despite attesting to their closeness and political alignment, hard economic returns are a long time coming.
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
June 27, 2016
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
The Bank is also set to expand its membership roster, focusing primarily on Latin American and African states.
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
June 25, 2016
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. How will that affect Asia?
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
June 21, 2016
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
The Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps, a medical provider slated to offer “free medical services” in Kyrgyzstan, was denied.
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
June 21, 2016
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
Wu Jianmin was a rational dove, seeking to defend China’s national interests.
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
June 19, 2016
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
New details on the June 14 meeting between ASEAN and China shed light on the imbroglio surrounding ASEAN's statement.
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
June 17, 2016
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
Was ASEAN consensus undermined or is there a more mundane bureaucratic explanation for the confusion surrounding the statement?
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
June 17, 2016
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
A London-based PR firm places Russia ahead of China on a list of 'soft power' prowess.
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
June 14, 2016
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
By harnessing Chinese chauvinism, the Chinese Dream could help revive China’s historical glory.
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
June 10, 2016
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
The Indian prime minister was at his best before the U.S. Congress.
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
Tsai Ing-wen’s Cross-Strait Policies: Vague By Design?
June 06, 2016
Tsai Ing-wen’s Cross-Strait Policies: Vague By Design?
Taiwan's new president is vague on cross-strait ties, but that might be by design.
Tsai Ing-wen’s Cross-Strait Policies: Vague By Design?
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
June 03, 2016
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
Images of a new vessel suggest that the China Coast Guard is inducting a new PLA warship into its ranks.
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
May 31, 2016
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
D is for delay. What’s stalled the heretofore promising project?
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
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