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A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
October 09, 2018
A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
A trade war, an unsolved murder, and the founding of the Chinese Embassy in London.
A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
October 04, 2018
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
Both peoples inhabit the same land – Xinjiang in western China – but their lives could not be more different.
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
The World According to China
October 03, 2018
The World According to China
Understanding the world China seeks to create by 2049, when the PRC turns 100.
The World According to China
North and South Korea’s New Military Agreement
October 02, 2018
North and South Korea’s New Military Agreement
Despite questions, the agreement should be welcomed – including by the U.S.
North and South Korea’s New Military Agreement
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
September 21, 2018
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
Besides new equipment, we need to pay attention to how China is upgrading old systems.
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
September 17, 2018
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
China and Russia are sending a message to the U.S. – and to each other – with their display of military might.
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
Trash to Treasure: A Mongolian Man Turns a Landfill Into a Children’s Park
September 10, 2018
Trash to Treasure: A Mongolian Man Turns a Landfill Into a Children’s Park
A former migrant worker singlehandedly built a children’s park out of a landfill in Ulaanbaatar.
Trash to Treasure: A Mongolian Man Turns a Landfill Into a Children’s Park
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
September 08, 2018
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
Xi Jinping is putting his stamp on all levels of the Chinese-North Korean relationship.
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
September 06, 2018
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
The harm to American interests as a direct result of the Trump-Kim meeting may prove to be quite significant indeed.
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
September 05, 2018
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
Japan is going electromagnetic, with implications for Japanese security policy and the U.S. regional strategy.
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
September 04, 2018
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
As Taiwan pushes to distance itself from China, Kinmen Island wants to build a bridge to Xiamen and “become a peninsula.”
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
September 01, 2018
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
August 30, 2018
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
And why a new Monroe Doctrine won’t help Taiwan in its battle for diplomatic survival.
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia
August 29, 2018
What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia
Changes in the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review could alter the strategic environment in East Asia.
What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia
Why the US Trade War on China Is Doomed to Fail
August 28, 2018
Why the US Trade War on China Is Doomed to Fail
U.S. punitive tariffs are based on a grave misdiagnosis of Chinese economic fundamentals.
Why the US Trade War on China Is Doomed to Fail
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