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What Does Iran Really Think of China?
November 07, 2018
What Does Iran Really Think of China?
Tehran has good reason to doubt that China is a reliable partner.
What Does Iran Really Think of China?
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
November 02, 2018
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
Security guarantees are one thing, but will Pyongyang ever give up the national prestige of having nuclear weapons?
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
November 02, 2018
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
A situation report from Washington assessing the U.S. whole of government opposition to China’s challenges.
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
October 30, 2018
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
The Baloch-dominated border area used to be a source of cooperation for Islamabad and Tehran. What went wrong?
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
Can Bhutan's New Government Avoid Doklam 2.0?
October 29, 2018
Can Bhutan's New Government Avoid Doklam 2.0?
The balancing act between China, India, and Bhutan's own interests continues under a new PM.
Can Bhutan's New Government Avoid Doklam 2.0?
Europe’s Challenge to China
October 26, 2018
Europe’s Challenge to China
The EU’s new strategy on “Connecting Europe with Asia” could spell trouble for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”
Europe’s Challenge to China
Jakarta and Jerusalem: Australia's Israel Embassy Decision
October 23, 2018
Jakarta and Jerusalem: Australia's Israel Embassy Decision
Australia’s potential Israel embassy policy will impact Australia-Indonesia relations.
Jakarta and Jerusalem: Australia's Israel Embassy Decision
The Weaponization of Airspace
October 15, 2018
The Weaponization of Airspace
Sovereignty and Disorder from Above
The Weaponization of Airspace
A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
October 09, 2018
A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
A trade war, an unsolved murder, and the founding of the Chinese Embassy in London.
A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
The World According to China
October 03, 2018
The World According to China
Understanding the world China seeks to create by 2049, when the PRC turns 100.
The World According to China
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
September 18, 2018
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
A relationship previously specific in scope has expanded beyond closed diplomatic corridors, bringing new challenges.
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
The Limits of Nepal’s China Outreach
September 13, 2018
The Limits of Nepal’s China Outreach
Nepal and China finalized the protocol of their Transit and Transport deal. What will that mean in practice?
The Limits of Nepal’s China Outreach
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
September 11, 2018
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
September 08, 2018
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
Xi Jinping is putting his stamp on all levels of the Chinese-North Korean relationship.
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
September 06, 2018
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
The harm to American interests as a direct result of the Trump-Kim meeting may prove to be quite significant indeed.
Where the US Went Wrong on North Korea
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
September 01, 2018
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
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