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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

(Available for purchase and free download)

 

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Army Day Themes Laud Party Leadership, Highlights Discord

August 22, 2016 04:41 PM

On August 1st, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) celebrated the 89th anniversary of its founding. Units from the CMC to defense attaché officers overseas host receptions honoring the PLA’s historical achievements from its origins in the 1927 Nanchang Uprising to today. Indicative of the self-congratulatory air, Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan toasted the PLA’s success: “under the leadership of the CCP, the People’s army has … defeated powerful domestic and foreign enemies, overcome...


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Latest Articles

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

Taiwan’s Military Reforms and Strategy: Reset Required

August 22, 2016

According to recently inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s military is in need of “drastic” reforms to address a number of problems including military officers’ lack of strategic guidance, limited resources, and issues...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy

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, Home Page

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, Home Page

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...

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Intellectuals Lobby For More Freedom As President Xi Faces Pushback From Party Rivals

August 1, 2016

Academics, journalists and other free-thinking intellectuals have taken the bold step of calling for more freedom of expression and less Internet censorship. Others want to resuscitate long-stalled political reform. For the first...

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Intellectuals Lobby For More Freedom As President Xi Faces Pushback From Party Rivals

August 1, 2016 03:48 PM

Academics, journalists and other free-thinking intellectuals have taken the bold step of calling for more freedom of expression and less Internet censorship. Others want to resuscitate long-stalled...


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China Gets More Blunt, Goes on Media Offense on South China Sea Issues

June 21, 2016 04:47 PM

At this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue on Asian security, held in Singapore, China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea were in sharp focus. Admiral Sun Jianguo (孙建国) again represented China at...


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