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Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
March 30, 2012
Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
There were few surprises at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Japan, meanwhile, seems distracted.
Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
BRICS Aim High
March 29, 2012
BRICS Aim High
Leaders at the BRICS summit propose some ambitious plans, including setting up a development bank.
BRICS Aim High
China’s Nuclear Influence
March 27, 2012
China’s Nuclear Influence
China has the most influence over the world’s three nuclear problem states. Will it start to assert it more?
China’s Nuclear Influence
China’s Nuclear Influence
March 27, 2012
China’s Nuclear Influence
China has the most influence over the world’s three nuclear problem states. Will it start to assert it more?
China’s Nuclear Influence
Is Cross-Strait Honeymoon Over?
March 27, 2012
Is Cross-Strait Honeymoon Over?
The leaderships in Taiwan and mainland China must be careful about raising expectations for engagement.
Is Cross-Strait Honeymoon Over?
What Happened to Bo Xilai?
March 16, 2012
What Happened to Bo Xilai?
The firing Bo Xilai was a surprise to many. Was he punished for getting too far outside the mainstream?
What Happened to Bo Xilai?
Will China Stop Iran?
March 05, 2012
Will China Stop Iran?
Beijing may be reluctant to intervene in the Iran crisis. But if an Israeli strike seems imminent, there are several things it can do to pressure Tehran.
Will China Stop Iran?
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
February 24, 2012
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
Much has been made of what Xi Jinping’s past will mean for his presidency. We shouldn’t read too much into it.
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
February 24, 2012
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
Much has been made of what Xi Jinping’s past will mean for his presidency. We shouldn’t read too much into it.
What Xi Jinping’s Past Means
Xi Jinping Arrives in U.S.
February 14, 2012
Xi Jinping Arrives in U.S.
Xi Jinping, expected to succeed Hu Jintao as Chinese president, has arrived in the U.S. for key meetings.
Xi Jinping Arrives in U.S.
China's Police Chief Mystery
February 12, 2012
China's Police Chief Mystery
The apparent detention of Chongqing Police Chief Wang Lijun is a blow to populist politician Bo Xilai. And could be a sign of where China is headed.
China's Police Chief Mystery
Theatrical Culture Wars
February 06, 2012
Theatrical Culture Wars
The implications of theater funding go well beyond the arts. It can say much about a country’s geostrategy.
Theatrical Culture Wars
Why Beijing-Seoul Ties So Fraught
January 28, 2012
Why Beijing-Seoul Ties So Fraught
North Korea looms over ties between China and South Korea. Indeed, the future of the North Korean regime goes to the very heart of longstanding tensions.
Why Beijing-Seoul Ties So Fraught
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
January 27, 2012
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
January 23, 2012
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
China will likely manage a soft landing in 2012. But economic imbalances in the Year of the Dragon will challenge the Chinese Communist Party.
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
January 12, 2012
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
Hu Jintao warned that China was in a cultural war with the West. But the real problems are at home.
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
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