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China, Russia, and the Case of the Missing Bridge
November 20, 2018
China, Russia, and the Case of the Missing Bridge
A bridge, a border, and the Belt and Road: a trip to where China and Russia meet.
China, Russia, and the Case of the Missing Bridge
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
November 15, 2018
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
China's Air Force on the Rise: Zhuhai Airshow 2018
November 13, 2018
China's Air Force on the Rise: Zhuhai Airshow 2018
Stealth fighters, thrust vector control, flying wings, radars, and more.
China's Air Force on the Rise: Zhuhai Airshow 2018
Xinjiang: Life During a People's War on Terror
November 12, 2018
Xinjiang: Life During a People's War on Terror
The CCP has co-opted ordinary citizens into war footing.
Xinjiang: Life During a People's War on Terror
Is China Fueling an East Asian Arms Race?
November 10, 2018
Is China Fueling an East Asian Arms Race?
China’s military technology and weapons development are a reality check for regional security.
Is China Fueling an East Asian Arms Race?
What Does Iran Really Think of China?
November 07, 2018
What Does Iran Really Think of China?
Tehran has good reason to doubt that China is a reliable partner.
What Does Iran Really Think of China?
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
November 02, 2018
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
Security guarantees are one thing, but will Pyongyang ever give up the national prestige of having nuclear weapons?
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
Europe’s Challenge to China
October 26, 2018
Europe’s Challenge to China
The EU’s new strategy on “Connecting Europe with Asia” could spell trouble for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”
Europe’s Challenge to China
Is the Golden Age of Chinese Studying Abroad at an End?
October 18, 2018
Is the Golden Age of Chinese Studying Abroad at an End?
Political headwinds could deter Chinese students from universities in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
Is the Golden Age of Chinese Studying Abroad at an End?
Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
October 16, 2018
Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
A close look at the Chinese navy's anti-submarine warfare capabilities, doctrine, and strategy.
Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
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
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