September 9, 2011

New DF-31A ICBM Brigade in Hunan?

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | An amateur photographer posted a video on China’s Youku website on August 24 capturing a probable Dongfeng-31A (DF-31A) convoy transiting downtown […]
August 25, 2011

Japan’s Energy Outlook Post 3-11

Japan is on energy conservation mode. Government buildings are dark and thermostats are set to 28 degrees Celsius. Due to a lack of public support and […]
August 2, 2011

Spotlight on New Second Artillery ICBM Base Leadership

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | A Chinese government-affiliated publication has identified Major General Liu Qide [劉啟德] (b. 1957) as the newly assigned commander of 55 […]
July 5, 2011

Terrorism in Indonesia After Bashir

By Prashanth Parameswaran | Last month, Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was found guilty of terrorism charges and jailed for 15 years. The 72-year old Muslim cleric, which […]
June 27, 2011

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the need for KORUS

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) represents the Obama administration’s first push toward establishing a true multilateral trade framework for conducting trade negotiations in East-Asia. […]
May 18, 2011

China’s Colombian Courtship

With its long history of civil war, drugs, and armed guerrilla groups, Colombia has never been an investor’s paradise. Other than the United States, most other […]
May 9, 2011

The Rise of China’s Eco-cities: A Harbinger of a Sustainable Future?

China is harnessing renewable energy resources in an effort to bolster economic growth, accommodate rural-to-urban migration, and promote environmental sustainability. Among bold initiatives is the State […]
April 18, 2011

Expansion of China’s Ballistic Missile Infrastructure Opposite Taiwan

By Mark Stokes | The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Second Artillery Force appears to be in the midst of a significant expansion of its ballistic missile infrastructure […]
March 14, 2011

The Year of the Tiger: China’s Spy Satellite Surge in 2010

From late 2009 to late 2010, as attention on East Asia was consumed by high tensions on the Korean Peninsula and at the edges of the East China […]
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