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China’s South China Sea Anti-Ship Missile Tests Up the Stakes
July 15, 2019
China’s South China Sea Anti-Ship Missile Tests Up the Stakes
The tests send a sharp message to the United States Navy.
China’s South China Sea Anti-Ship Missile Tests Up the Stakes
Could Hong Kong Become Another Estonia?
July 11, 2019
Could Hong Kong Become Another Estonia?
The independence of the Baltic states also seemed unthinkable -- until it became reality.
Could Hong Kong Become Another Estonia?
Could a ‘Big Freeze’ Be Trump’s Path to a Nobel Prize?
July 11, 2019
Could a ‘Big Freeze’ Be Trump’s Path to a Nobel Prize?
A freeze was never envisioned as the end of talks with North Korea. It may be the beginning of denuclearization.
Could a ‘Big Freeze’ Be Trump’s Path to a Nobel Prize?
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
July 09, 2019
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
The Moon Jae-in government’s claim of putting the victims first doesn’t stand scrutiny.
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
What China Experts Miss about China and the US
July 09, 2019
What China Experts Miss about China and the US
A competitive stance is essential to working with China.
What China Experts Miss about China and the US
1413 Days and Counting: Li Wenzu’s Fight for Her Husband’s Freedom
July 09, 2019
1413 Days and Counting: Li Wenzu’s Fight for Her Husband’s Freedom
4 years after the 709 crackdown, lawyer Wang Quanzhang remains imprisoned. His wife refuses to give up hope.
1413 Days and Counting: Li Wenzu’s Fight for Her Husband’s Freedom
Don’t Let Trump-Kim Summitry Obscure the Difficult Fundamentals of US-North Korea Relations
July 07, 2019
Don’t Let Trump-Kim Summitry Obscure the Difficult Fundamentals of US-North Korea Relations
Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un handshake at Korean border was nice, but fundamental challenges haven’t changed.
Don’t Let Trump-Kim Summitry Obscure the Difficult Fundamentals of US-North Korea Relations
DMZ Summitry and the Fall of the Korean Wall
July 05, 2019
DMZ Summitry and the Fall of the Korean Wall
The June 30 meeting between Trump, Kim, and Moon shows that North Korea's transition to a “normal country” continues.
DMZ Summitry and the Fall of the Korean Wall
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
July 02, 2019
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
The new strategy reflects a more accurate understanding of the region and of the EU’s comparative advantages.
New EU Strategy for Central Asia: All About Balance
Osaka G20: The Important Meeting Most Media Missed
July 02, 2019
Osaka G20: The Important Meeting Most Media Missed
The Sino-Russian partnership has growing appeal for other countries (including India) as the West flounders.
Osaka G20: The Important Meeting Most Media Missed
How Many Xi-Trump Personal Truces Will It Take to End the Trade War?
July 01, 2019
How Many Xi-Trump Personal Truces Will It Take to End the Trade War?
The Osaka “truce” just happened. How long until it falls apart and the trade war cycle repeats itself?
How Many Xi-Trump Personal Truces Will It Take to End the Trade War?
Is It Time for the United States to Recognize Taiwan?
June 29, 2019
Is It Time for the United States to Recognize Taiwan?
No, but all options are on the table.
Is It Time for the United States to Recognize Taiwan?
The Case for Containing China
June 29, 2019
The Case for Containing China
China, like the Soviet Union before it, is a peer competitor of the United States but it is not invincible.
The Case for Containing China
Rethinking Taiwan’s Claims in the South China Sea
June 28, 2019
Rethinking Taiwan’s Claims in the South China Sea
Discarding its “U-shaped line” claim could help Taiwan boost its international image and create distance between itself and Beijing.
Rethinking Taiwan’s Claims in the South China Sea
Why China's Data Regulations Are a Compliance Nightmare for Companies
June 27, 2019
Why China's Data Regulations Are a Compliance Nightmare for Companies
Legal ambiguities leave companies guessing where they must follow the laws and when they can just risk it.
Why China's Data Regulations Are a Compliance Nightmare for Companies
Macron in Japan: Upgrading the Franco-Japanese Strategic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific
June 26, 2019
Macron in Japan: Upgrading the Franco-Japanese Strategic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific
Japan stands out as a key partner as France has been recently developing an Indo-Pacific strategy.
Macron in Japan: Upgrading the Franco-Japanese Strategic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific
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