July 5, 2012

Sino-Indian Energy Cooperation in Burma: Toward an Integrated Asian Energy Market?

On June 19, 2012 India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) and the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU is intended […]
May 7, 2012

Leadership Transitions in the Second Artillery Force at the 18th Party Congress: Implications for Roles and Missions

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | Since its formation, the Second Artillery’s central responsibility has been nuclear deterrence. Yet, as the strategic environment changed, […]
February 24, 2012

The Wukan Effect

By Ai-Shan Lu | Wukan—a small fishing village in Guangdong Province along the South China Sea—has been the darling of international media ever since an angry […]
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 […]
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