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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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