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The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
April 14, 2018
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
The swap is the culmination of a longstanding agreement that began almost a decade ago.
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
April 07, 2018
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
The test is the first step toward greater interoperability between the two missile defense platforms.
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
April 03, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
The Islamic State’s South Asia branch complicates regional efforts to move Afghanistan toward peace.
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
March 31, 2018
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
With a flurry of summits on the schedule, how do China and South Korea view North Korean diplomacy and the U.S. position?
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
Will Malaysia’s Upcoming Election Put Chinese Investments at Risk?
March 31, 2018
Will Malaysia’s Upcoming Election Put Chinese Investments at Risk?
How much do Chinese investors need to worry about Malaysia’s next election?
Will Malaysia’s Upcoming Election Put Chinese Investments at Risk?
How China’s New Stealth Fighter Could Soon Surpass the US F-22 Raptor
March 30, 2018
How China’s New Stealth Fighter Could Soon Surpass the US F-22 Raptor
The J-20’s rapidly evolving combat capabilities could make it a world leading aerial warfare platform.
How China’s New Stealth Fighter Could Soon Surpass the US F-22 Raptor
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Uyghur Challenge and the Chinese Security Model
March 30, 2018
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Uyghur Challenge and the Chinese Security Model
As neither China nor Pakistan could afford the failure of the CPEC, local mistrust should be a serious concern.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Uyghur Challenge and the Chinese Security Model
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
March 30, 2018
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
With all the quiet chaos beneath the surface in Moscow, Beijing seems poised to benefit.
Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
March 26, 2018
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
A fall out with the U.S. could leave Pakistan more vulnerable to Chinese economic muscle.
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
China’s Forced Labor Problem
March 21, 2018
China’s Forced Labor Problem
Forced labor in China receives remarkably little attention despite decades as the world’s factory floor.
China’s Forced Labor Problem
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
March 20, 2018
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
China is here to stay, and Western and African countries alike should make the most of it.
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road
March 20, 2018
China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road
How will Beijing provide security for Chinese personnel and infrastructure along the Belt and Road?
China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
March 17, 2018
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
Beijing is fundamentally changing its environmental governance, but will it work?
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
March 15, 2018
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
Throughout Chinese history, one-man rule has been the norm. The abolition of presidential term limits should not surprise anyone.
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
Why Was the Pakistani Prime Minister in Nepal?
March 10, 2018
Why Was the Pakistani Prime Minister in Nepal?
Pakistan and Nepal rarely exchange bilateral visits. This trip -- under the gaze of India and China -- has made waves.
Why Was the Pakistani Prime Minister in Nepal?
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
March 10, 2018
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
Making sense of Xi’s likely extended stay in power by looking at other long-term or strong-handed regional leaders.
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
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