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Eurasian Disunion. Available for purchase and free download from the Jamestown Store.

Book Launch -- Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

September 6, 2016 12:00 PM

You are invited to the official launch of

Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

By Janusz Bugajski and Margarita Assenova

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The PLA’s Latest Strategic Thinking on the Three Warfares

August 22, 2016

Beijing’s response to the unfavorable South China Sea arbitration outcome has highlighted an important aspect of its military strategy, the “three warfares” (三战). Consisting of public opinion warfare (舆论战), psychological warfare...

Category: China Brief, Military/Security, Info Warfare/Media, Home Page, China, China and the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Foreign Policy in South Sudan: the View from the Ground

August 22, 2016

This article draws on a number of interviews conducted in South Sudan by the author in June 2016.

China’s foreign policy in South Sudan is undergoing significant changes due to a deteriorating security situation and uncertain...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, East Africa, China, China and the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Military Promises Aid to Syria

August 22, 2016

China has announced a shift in its foreign policy toward Syria. During a visit to Damascus on August 14, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Rear Admiral Guan Youfei (关友飞) noted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Syria

ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations at 25

August 1, 2016

During his remarks at the 18th ASEAN-China Summit last November in Kuala Lumpur, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang lauded the “new progress” that could be made in the relationship between the two sides as they prepared to commemorate...

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

Growing PLA Transparency as a Means of Employing Soft Power Part 2: PLA External Signaling since the 18th Party Congress

August 1, 2016

This article, the second of a two-part series, examines the PLA’s use of soft power for external signaling. The first article, available, here examines Chinese military soft power as part of internal signaling.

As noted in part...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, China, China and the Asia-Pacific

Missile Defense in Korea Further Roils US-Russian Relations

July 22, 2016

Europe is not the only theater of acute discord between Russia and the United States; nor is the alleged militarization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) the only issue that angers Moscow in this context. Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, Russia

Snapshot: China's Southern Theater Command

July 22, 2016

On December 31, 2015 China began a major overhaul of its structure military organizational structure. This included the abolition of the seven previous Military Regions (军区) and creation of five Theater Commands (战区) (See China...

Category: China Brief, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, Home Page

Africa: China’s Laboratory for Third World Security Cooperation

July 6, 2016

China’s interests and exposure in Africa have grown exponentially over the past two decades. China became Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009 and continues to hold the lead by a wide margin. China is the largest bilateral...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Africa, West Africa

Growing PLA Transparency as a Means of Employing Soft Power, Part 1: PLA Internal Signaling Since the 18th Party Congress

July 6, 2016

As China emerges during the 21st Century as a strong regional power with a growing global footprint, the role of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a means of employing “military soft power” (军事软实力) has garnered close scrutiny...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

China’s Blueprint for Sea Power

July 6, 2016

Powered by the world’s second largest economy and defense budget, China has implemented a consistent, incremental strategy of upholding its outstanding territorial and maritime claims in the Near Seas (Yellow, East, and South...

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ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations at 25

August 1, 2016 05:35 PM

During his remarks at the 18th ASEAN-China Summit last November in Kuala Lumpur, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang lauded the “new progress” that could be made in the relationship between the two sides as...


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The PLA’s Latest Strategic Thinking on the Three Warfares

August 22, 2016 06:46 PM

Beijing’s response to the unfavorable South China Sea arbitration outcome has highlighted an important aspect of its military strategy, the “three warfares” (三战). Consisting of public opinion warfare...


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Northeast Asia

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Xi Visits China’s Northeast, Emphasizes Revitalization, Environment and Food Security

June 1, 2016 10:55 AM

Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited China’s northeastern most province of Heilongjiang. The visit, on May 23–25, included a number of towns along the border...


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