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Kauai’s Quietly Expanding Military Role
May 04, 2017
Kauai’s Quietly Expanding Military Role
A testing site for weapons systems, missiles, and rockets in the middle of the Pacific.
Kauai’s Quietly Expanding Military Role
North Korea’s Mysterious New Islands
May 01, 2017
North Korea’s Mysterious New Islands
China isn’t the only country with suspicious island construction sites.
North Korea’s Mysterious New Islands
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
April 19, 2017
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
The first 24 hours of war on the Korean peninsula could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
April 14, 2017
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
The Case for Engaging North Korea
April 12, 2017
The Case for Engaging North Korea
The best path to long-term stability is encouraging economic reform and growth in the DPRK.
The Case for Engaging North Korea
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
April 12, 2017
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
Beijing’s use of commercial actors to carry out Party-state objectives requires a coordinated response.
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
Chinese Consumers Will Change the Global Economy
April 06, 2017
Chinese Consumers Will Change the Global Economy
As China's massive population begins to spend more, the world will take notice.
Chinese Consumers Will Change the Global Economy
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
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