February 11, 2011

Strengthening Fragile Partnerships: An Agenda for the Future of U.S.-Central Asia Relations

February 17, 2011 A comprehensive new report from the bipartisan Central Asia Study Group and the Project 2049 Institute calls on American and Central Asian leaders to rise […]
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 30, 2010

Beyond the Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM): China’s Next Generation Long Range Precision Strike Systems

By: Mark Stokes | Recent comments by Pacific Command (PACOM) Commander Admiral Robert Willard regarding China’s anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) program have attracted considerable media attention. As […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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