February 24, 2012

The Wukan Effect

By Ai-Shan Lu | Wukan—a small fishing village in Guangdong Province along the South China Sea—has been the darling of international media ever since an angry […]
February 14, 2012

Afghanistan’s Transition in Jeopardy

By Randall Schriver and Isabella Mroczkowski | In June of last year President Obama announced that he would withdraw the 33,000 surge troops from Afghanistan by […]
February 13, 2012

China’s Energy Security Dilemma

By: Jenny Lin | China’s “economic miracle” and its energy dilemma stem from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 30 year old policy to achieve “wealth for […]
February 10, 2012

China’s Arctic Century?

By Isabella Mroczkowski | The United States is shifting its focus from the Atlantic across to the Pacific. However, if an Arctic century is on the […]
January 26, 2012

China’s Fengyun Weather Satellite Support to Maritime Surveillance

By: Jenny Lin | Since its inception in 1988, the Fengyun (FY) program has become an international symbol of China’s burgeoning ambitions in space. China’s weather satellite program began with […]
January 18, 2012

Time to Get Serious About Sanctions on Iran

By David Asher | U.S. Treasury Department sanctions against Iran are having a remarkable impact and much more is soon to come. In recent weeks the […]
December 7, 2011

China’s Charity Case: Reforming the Third Sector

Recent scandals involving charity misspending and embezzlement have tarnished the image of China’s non-profit organizations (NPO). News of these controversies has spread like wildfire across Chinese […]
November 19, 2011

Scaling Japan’s Defense Needs: Airpower in Asia and the FX Program

By: Dan Blumenthal | The widespread modernization of Asian air forces is changing the strategic landscape in the Asia-Pacific. The United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, […]
November 11, 2011

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Signals Intelligence and Cyber Reconnaissance Infrastructure

By: Mark Stokes, Jenny Lin, and Russell Hsiao | This study offers a tentative baseline for assessing the GSD Third Department, affiliated Technical Reconnaissance Bureaus (TRBs), […]
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