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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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Political Factions and Spicy Ginger: Elder Networks in PRC Politics (Part 1)

October 10, 2014 04:18 PM

Part 1: The Patronage Network of Jiang Zemin

Jiang shì lao de la: “Aged ginger is spicier”

Chinese proverb meaning that older people possess more experience and wisdom.

When the new senior leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was revealed to the world following the 18th Party Congress in November 2012, most outside observers were stunned by the extent to which officials linked to former CCP General Secretary Jiang Zemin dominated the leadership transition. Although formally...


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A Spoiled Anniversary: China Reacts to Confucius Institute Controversy

October 10, 2014

On September 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated “Confucius Institute Day,” commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the first Institute’s founding in November 2004, in South Korea. Yet this self-congratulatory atmosphere...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Testing the Limits: China’s Expanding Role in the South Sudanese Civil War

October 10, 2014

South Sudan relapsed into war on December 15, 2013, primarily due to the power struggle between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. China once again found one of its sizable foreign...

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

An Overview of Chinese Fighters and Anti-Chinese Militant Groups in Syria and Iraq

October 10, 2014

In July, Western media reported that China’s Middle East envoy, Ambassador Wu Sike, estimated that as many as 100 Chinese citizens are believed to be members of the Islamic State organization (previously known as...

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

China’s Silk Road Strategy: A Foothold in the Suez, But Looking To Israel

October 10, 2014

China plans to develop a Silk Road economic belt that spans the Eurasian continent and a maritime Silk Road that links the Pacific with the Indian Ocean. We can see on a map that the two Silk Roads will cross in the Middle East...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Transit, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East, Egypt

Xi’s Op-Ed Diplomacy: Selling the “China Dream” Abroad

September 25, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s six-day trip to South Asia during September 14–19, on state visits to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India, redoubled China’s efforts to increase its presence in the Indian Ocean while also trying to...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Featured, Elite, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South Asia, India, Home Page

The Rise of the Military-Space Faction

September 25, 2014

Much has been written about the growing influence of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals on China’s foreign policy. Little has been said about military entrepreneurs and other non-combatant PLA personnel moving into China’s...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Elite, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Xi and Putin in Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia’s Balancing Act

September 25, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mongolia on August 21–22 signaled closer trilateral economic cooperation between China, Russia and Mongolia on their shared vision of a new Silk Road economic corridor. However, this...

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The Rise of the Military-Space Faction

September 25, 2014 03:59 PM

Much has been written about the growing influence of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals on China’s foreign policy. Little has been said about military entrepreneurs and other non-combatant PLA...


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A Spoiled Anniversary: China Reacts to Confucius Institute Controversy

October 10, 2014 04:23 PM

On September 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated “Confucius Institute Day,” commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the first Institute’s founding in November 2004, in South Korea. Yet this...


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