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Will booming India topple China in Latin America?
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Will booming India topple China in Latin America?

Robert Soutar  openDemocracy  27 January 2016 Much like China since the turn of the century, […]

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Why Washington Needs a New North Korea Strategy
By July 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Why Washington Needs a New North Korea Strategy

Doug Bandow Security, Diplomacy, North Korea, United States Washington should engage diplomatically with the Pyongyang. Doing so might not change anything, but that would be no worse than the status quo. …

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Hard Choices for Family Planners and Parents
By July 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Hard Choices for Family Planners and Parents

The technocrats in charge of China’s one-child policy have the power to force sterilizations, abortions, and intra-uterine device (IUD) implants, as well as punish uncooperative parents by denying them jobs, …

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Changing the Chinese Embassy’s Address to Liu Xiaobo Plaza Is a Silly Idea
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Changing the Chinese Embassy’s Address to Liu Xiaobo Plaza Is a Silly Idea

I rarely agree with the Chinese Embassy in Washington, but an amendment making its way through Congress…

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Five Taiwanese Weapons of War China Should Fear
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Five Taiwanese Weapons of War China Should Fear

J. Michael Cole Security, Defense, State of the Military, Taiwan, China Taipei is long past the time of being able to go…

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Shinzo Abe enlists Australia

Shinzo Abe enlists Australia

If you’re looking for some context for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia this week, and his speech to parliament earlier today, you could do worse than spend five…

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Sino-Russian Gas Deal Shows Center of Gravity Has Shifted From West

Sino-Russian Gas Deal Shows Center of Gravity Has Shifted From West

The recent deal between Russia and China on the delivery of natural gas was precast by confusion and obfuscation. After a decade of tough negotiations, the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping…

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Military & strategy links: Scottish independence, America’s cruisers, Soviet sub comics and more

Military & strategy links: Scottish independence, America’s cruisers, Soviet sub comics and more

If Scottish independence should come to pass, what might defence cooperation between Edinburgh and London look like? With its cruiser fleet aging, the US Navy faces a future air defence gap. But its proposed solution isn’t keeping everyone …

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A conservative clean sweep in Asia?

A conservative clean sweep in Asia?

If Prabowo Subianto does win tomorrow’s presidential election in Indonesia, most if not all of Asia’s elected democracies will be led by realist conservatives who triumphed over candidates less associated with this political position. …

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China’s foreign aid: New facts and figures

China’s foreign aid: New facts and figures

China’s foreign aid program is now the sixth largest in the world. Only the UK, US, Germany, France and Japan provided more last year. This is according to a new paper from the JICA Research Institute estimating China’s …

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