January 30, 2011

Spinning the Wheel: Policy Implications of the Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation

By: Julia Famularo | This study examines the long-running dispute between the Chinese Communist Party and the current Dalai Lama over the issue of his reincarnation. […]
December 24, 2010

Economic Implications of China’s 5th Generation Leadership

With Vice President Xi Jinping’s recent appointment as Vice-Chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, Hu Jintao’s successor is all but set. Xi now holds all […]
December 21, 2010

Dark Futures: Thinking About North Korea’s Coming Leadership Transition

The past year has witnessed a remarkable and troubling series of events that indicate Northeast Asia may be entering into a period of profound instability driven […]
December 10, 2010

After the Flood: Pakistan Domestic Security and Implications for Sino-Pakistan Relations

Recovering from its worst flood in 80 years, Pakistan is facing—among a laundry list of woes—gas shortages, food and water scarcity, agricultural losses, infrastructural damage, and a […]
December 9, 2010

Mirage or Reality? Asia’s Emerging Human Rights and Democracy Architecture

By: Kelly Currie | The report examines the history, current status and future trends of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the Bali Democracy […]
November 23, 2010

The Next Steps in Japan-NATO Cooperation

By: Randall Schriver and Tiffany Ma | The Japan-NATO relationship holds greater potential than has been realized to date. A more ambitious, more formal, and more […]
November 9, 2010

China’s Secret Co-orbital Satellites: The Quiet Surge in Space

The emergence of space as a strategic frontier in the Asia-Pacific has raised concerns that China’s nascent space capabilities could be employed in future military operations. […]
November 2, 2010

Urban mining: recycling Japan’s rare earth metals

Significant reserves of rare earths currently reside in Japan’s ‘urban mines,’ or discarded consumer electronics. It has been estimated that these used electronics could yield up […]
October 22, 2010

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Regional Powerhouse or Military Theatre?

According to official statements, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was officially founded to promote peaceful coexistence and dialogue between China, Russia, and Central Asian states. The SCO’s […]
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