October 7, 2010

North Korea’s Food Security Future

North Korea’s December 2009 currency revaluation triggered disastrous consequences. Many citizens lost life savings and some died of starvation as a result of severe inflation and […]
September 27, 2010

Tip of the Spear: The 13 Missions for the U.S. Marines in Okinawa

The latest from the Project 2049 Institute’s Insight Series By: Tetsuo Kotani | The shifting balance of military power in the Asia-Pacific is altering strategic calculations […]
September 15, 2010

China’s Rare Earth Monopoly

Rare earth elements are a key strategic resource for the 21st century. Although the global market is small compared to commodities such as oil or steel, […]
September 9, 2010

Birds of a Feather Flocking to Beijing

This week, China welcomed Burma’s reclusive dictator Than Shwe for a high profile state visit, which included meetings with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Than Shwe […]
August 30, 2010

Zeroing in on China – Africa trade tariffs

China’s burgeoning trade relationship with Africa was boosted by last month’s announcement that a zero-tariff scheme has been expanded tenfold to include 4762 products and commodities from 26 […]
July 22, 2010

Renewed Violence in Kashmir Provides Window of Opportunity for Militants, Politicians

The deaths of over one dozen young Kashmiri citizens in recent weeks mark a departure from a period of relative calm in the volatile region. The […]
July 20, 2010

Improving Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Efforts

Indonesia has received much credit for significant inroads in eradicating terrorism after the 2002 Bali bombings that left 202 people dead. Since then, Jakarta’s elite counter-terrorism police unit, […]
July 12, 2010

China Yingli’s Green Power a Winner at the World Cup

As Spain clinched its first soccer World Cup victory, China’s green power also emerged as a winner on the field in South Africa. For 8 minutes […]
June 28, 2010

Watering China’s drying capital

In satisfying the thirst for a basic commodity – water – China is making trade-offs between its short term and long term supplies. Already, its capital […]
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