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), […]
October 31, 2011

Asia’s Electric Grid: The Future of Nuclear Power in the Region’s Energy Mix

By: Isabella Mroczkowski | The confluence of a growing economy and increasing standard of living are causing energy demands to increase throughout Asia. Accordingly, Asia is […]
September 21, 2011

China’s “Doctrine of Non-Interference”: The Curious Case of Iran

China’s actions have not been in tune with its foreign policy “doctrine of non-interference.” This is a good thing. On stage, Chinese diplomats continue to promulgate […]
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