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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...


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Bypassing Russia, Ukraine Becomes Another “Silk Road” Terminus

January 27, 2016

Since an uprising unseated the pro-Russian regime of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014, relations between Kyiv and Moscow have gone from bad to worse. Responding to a recent ban of Ukrainian imports and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus

January 25, 2016

China’s growing global footprint, escalating conflicts and the spread of terrorism in theaters ranging from Syria to Afghanistan and Southeast Asia have created openings for non-state actors to target Chinese interests and...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang

China’s First Overseas Base in Djibouti, An Enabler of its Middle East Policy

January 25, 2016

Although China has yet to achieve superpower status in the realm of security, it is certainly making concerted efforts toward becoming one. On November 26, Chinese Ministry of Defense spokesperson Wu Qian confirmed that China and...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, East Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

New Law Reshapes Chinese Counterterrorism Policy and Operations

January 25, 2016

On December 27, the National People’s Congress approved China’s new Counterterrorism Law, establishing a legal basis for counterterrorism operations and the authorities delegated to the security services for that mission (Xinhua,...

Category: China Brief, Featured, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Xinjiang

The Russo-Japanese Relationship in China’s Shadow

January 13, 2016

The New Year brought new challenges and opportunities to Russian policy in East Asia. On January 3, 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe signaled Japan’s continuing interest in a summit with Russia to normalize bilateral...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Russia

Another Opportunity Lost: Russia and Southeast Asia

December 7, 2015

Southeast Asia is not generally seen as an area of Russia’s core vital interests. But given the priority of Moscow’s Asian pivot, it is an important area both in terms of strategic issues and economic opportunity. Nevertheless it...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia, Russia

Kazakhstan Looks to India, Iran for Access to the World’s Oceans

December 4, 2015

Since achieving independence in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, landlocked Kazakhstan has sought to end its geographical isolation by fostering relations with neighboring countries. In recent weeks, Kazakhstan’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Transit, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South Asia

German and Japanese Leaders Visit Mongolia, Expand Economic Projects

November 18, 2015

Over the past year, Mongolia has worked to institutionalize its foreign policy concept of “trilateralism,” according to which the landlocked Northeast Asian republic is attempting to insert itself into Russia and China’s growing...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Mongolia, China and the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, Germany, China

China’s Turn Toward Regional Restructuring, Counter-Intervention: A Review of Authoritative Sources

November 16, 2015

Note: This piece is based on a longer article published in The Washington Quarterly (Fall 2015, available here).

Beginning after the global financial crisis in 2008, and transforming further with Xi Jinping’s ascent to power in...

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Seventy Years After the End of WWII, the Kuriles Still Roil Russian-Japanese Relations

October 28, 2015

On October 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia plans to build a military base in the Kurile Islands, annexed by the Soviet Union from Japan at the end of World War II (Zerkalo Nedeli, October 22)....

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The Maldives: Losing a Tourist Paradise to Terrorism

January 22, 2016 11:16 AM

Renowned for pristine beaches and crystal blue waters, the Maldives is rapidly gaining prominence as a haven for jihadist recruitment. Maldivian men - reportedly 200 of them – have been streaming to...


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North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

February 8, 2016 03:12 PM

On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket that put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit (KCTV, February 6; Xinhua, February 7). South Korea’s spy agency earlier announced...


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Northeast Asia

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North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

February 8, 2016 03:12 PM

On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket that put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit (KCTV, February 6; Xinhua, February 7). South Korea’s spy agency earlier announced...


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