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Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
February 22, 2013

Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?

Although sharing many of the same problems as Arab societies, the Arab Spring never arrived in Beijing. Why?

Beijing's North Korea Problem
February 14, 2013

Beijing's North Korea Problem

North Korea’s recent nuclear test presents an interesting problem for China — with no easy solutions.

5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
February 13, 2013

5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy

Few have seriously thought about the probability and the various plausible scenarios of a regime transition in China — until now.

7 Reasons China and Japan Won't Go To War
February 10, 2013

7 Reasons China and Japan Won't Go To War

Even as tensions between Beijing and Tokyo grow by the day, there are good reasons to believe outright conflict can be avoided.

How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
February 08, 2013

How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?

As tensions rise, Linda Jakobson looks at how China’s leader-in-waiting may be involved—and the role of dysfunctional decision-making.

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The "Chinese Dream"
February 05, 2013

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The "Chinese Dream"

Many talk of China “rising.” Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a “century of humiliation” — and not a rise from nothing.

Japan's Demographic Disaster
February 03, 2013

Japan's Demographic Disaster

Japan is faced with an unprecedented population challenge that will have social, economic, and political consequences for years to come.

January 31, 2013

China's New Militancy

Chinese leaders’ repeated calls for the PLA to be ready to plan, fight, and win wars is an ominous sign.

Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?
January 29, 2013

Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?

Maybe. But the United States would need to consider the consequences…and what happens next.

Would China Block Korean Unification?
January 27, 2013

Would China Block Korean Unification?

With some arguing China is turning North Korea into a 21st-century tributary state, it can’t stop its reunification with the South.

America's Pivot: One Big Contradiction
January 25, 2013

America's Pivot: One Big Contradiction

“If Washington isn’t comfortable with a more powerful China…making China wealthier by trading with it doesn’t make much sense.”

Asia's Other Island Spat...Between Japan and Russia
January 24, 2013

Asia's Other Island Spat...Between Japan and Russia

As tensions mount in the East and South China Seas, a dispute over islands between Tokyo and Moscow has also been left unresolved.

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