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 […]
August 30, 2011

Asian Alliances in the 21st Century

By: Dan Blumenthal with Randall Schriver, Mark Stokes, Russell Hsiao, and Michael Mazza | Washington’s policy since the Nixon administration has been to welcome China into […]
August 29, 2011

Air Power Trends in Northeast Asia: Implications for Japan and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Mark Stokes and Oriana Skylar Mastro | The shifting balance of aerospace power in Northeast Asia is creating an increasingly uncertain strategic environment for Japan. […]
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