A Plane Crash and Prigozhin’s Lin Biao Moment
By James Gethyn Evans
The downing of a plane that may have killed the leader of the Wagner Group parallels an incident in Mao’s China.
Stop Talking About a ‘Chinese Way of War’
By Rick Chersicla
Sun Tzu and Mao Zedong’s teachings do not embody the theoretical underpinnings of a unique Chinese way of war, but rather demonstrate widely held general principles.
David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Although their respective periods of rule are four decades apart, and China has changed so much in the interim, it is really quite striking just how much Mao and Xi have in common.”
The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party
By Tony Saich
As the CCP celebrates its centennial, how close is the party of Xi Jinping to its founding vision?
From China to the US, the ‘Self-Reliance’ Slogan is Back
By Benjamin R. Young
With Xi Jinping’s neo-Maoist rhetoric and Trump’s calls for African self-reliance, the Cold War ideological concept is back.
When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution
By Chi Wang
Mao’s quest for uncontested power culminated in a national tragedy – and a deeply personal one for the author.
The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual
By Pete Millwood
Trump didn't blunder in hailing Kim; this is how U.S. presidents often treat dictators. Look at Nixon and Mao.
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
By Adam Cathcart
Xi Jinping is putting his stamp on all levels of the Chinese-North Korean relationship.
The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice
By Adam Yang
Amid talk of a peace treaty, a look back at the arduous negotiation process behind the Korean Armistice Agreement.
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
By Ankit Panda
Did the Chinese president need to remove term limits to exercise power and influence over the party?
The Last Jedi and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party
By Robert Farley
What the new Star Wars film and the Chinese Communist Party's founding myths have in common.
China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan
By Ian Easton
Beijing has a clear approach to doing what it has long intended.