March 14, 2018

Hard-Charging Chinese Energy Tycoon Falls From Xi Government’s Graces

By: Alexandra Stevenson | THE NEW YORK TIMES | A mysterious Chinese buyer surprised the financial world last year when it swooped in to buy a […]
March 12, 2018

The Secretive China Energy Giant That Faces Scrutiny

By: Bloomberg QuickTake, with assistance by Simon Lee, Jonathan Browning, Alfred Cang, Keith Zhai, Thomas Wilson, Alan Katz, Stephen Stapczynski, Blake Schmidt, Judy Chen, Heng Xie, […]
February 22, 2018

China Is Tightening the Screws on Taiwan. Will Trump Act – and Risk Losing Beijing?

By: Cipher Brief Analysis | THE CIPHER BRIEF | Bottom line: Beijing aimed skyward with its latest attempt to expand areas of influence, unilaterally opening up several flight routes […]
January 17, 2017

The United States and Future Policy Options in the Taiwan Strait

By: Mark Stokes | NOTE: This post draws largely from a Project 2049 study, authored by Mark Stokes and Sabrina Tsai, published in February 2016. With the […]
February 1, 2016

The United States and Future Policy Options in the Taiwan Strait

By: Mark Stokes and Sabrina Tsai | Taiwan is a core interest in U.S. foreign policy. Its values, technological prowess, and geostrategic position align with foundational American values and […]
July 27, 2015

The PLA General Staff Department Third Department Second Bureau: An Organizational Overview of Unit 61398

By: Mark A. Stokes | In May 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced indictments against five Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers on charges […]
May 9, 2014

China’s Air Defense Identification System: The Role of PLA Air Surveillance

By: Mark Stokes | In the wake of the 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum in November 2013, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of National […]
October 14, 2013

The People’s Liberation Army General Political Department: Political Warfare with Chinese Characteristics

By: Mark Stokes and Russell Hsiao | Political warfare is a critical component of Chinese security strategy and foreign policy. All nation-states seek to influence policies of others […]
February 21, 2013

Who will be in the Next Central Financial and Economic Leading Small Group?

By L.C. Russell Hsiao and Mark Stokes | We may be going out on a limb here – but what the heck. With the annual session […]
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