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Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
October 17, 2018
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
It's unfair to evaluate China's past -- and it's future -- through a lens dominated by European thinking.
Will the West’s Imperialist Past Be China’s Future?
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
August 14, 2018
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
China's institutional infrastructure is weaker than it might appear at first glance.
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
August 10, 2018
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
Beijing’s rising capabilities, while not surprising, should raise concerns for the region.  
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
Football and the China Dream
July 06, 2018
Football and the China Dream
Even when playing the same game, China's aims are different.
Football and the China Dream
Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
May 23, 2018
Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
A former U.S. Pacific Fleet Naval Intelligence chief testifies to Congress on China's maritime ambitions.
Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
China’s Quest: To Be a Status Super Power
March 12, 2018
China’s Quest: To Be a Status Super Power
China wants the respect and the space accorded to a superpower, but it doesn’t want the responsibilities.
China’s Quest: To Be a Status Super Power
The CCP Plants the China Dream Abroad
December 09, 2017
The CCP Plants the China Dream Abroad
“The CCP’s arms of influence are targeting foreign societies in ways that have seldom been fully considered.”
The CCP Plants the China Dream Abroad
Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains
December 07, 2017
Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains
Feudalism and imperialism are gone, but China faces new 'mountains': social and environmental issues.
Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
November 28, 2017
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
Insights from Chongyi Feng.
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
The China Path vs The Western Model
October 12, 2017
The China Path vs The Western Model
How Chinese society challenges the CCP’s effort to create a unifying ideology
The China Path vs The Western Model
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
October 07, 2017
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
Beijing has a vested interest in the status quo -- not in the Kim dynasty.
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
Xiongan: A New City for the Xi Jinping Era
May 30, 2017
Xiongan: A New City for the Xi Jinping Era
Why Xiongan is the antithesis of Shenzhen.
Xiongan: A New City for the Xi Jinping Era
China Is Carelessly Losing Its Soft Power Battle, One Project at a Time
February 28, 2017
China Is Carelessly Losing Its Soft Power Battle, One Project at a Time
The case of a Chinese flag flying over an Angolan construction site.
China Is Carelessly Losing Its Soft Power Battle, One Project at a Time
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
December 01, 2016
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Congress will do far more than determine China’s next leaders. It will decide the fate of the Communist Party itself.
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
June 14, 2016
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
By harnessing Chinese chauvinism, the Chinese Dream could help revive China’s historical glory.
Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
May 24, 2016
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
China's possible motives for trying to secure control over the South China Sea.
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
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