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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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China’s Global Maritime Presence: Hard and Soft Dimensions of PLAN Antipiracy Operations

May 1, 2015 02:33 PM

Nearing the Twilight of Somali Antipiracy?

The global antipiracy mission off Somalia, a hallmark for collective 21st-century international security, is gradually moving toward a close. There have been no successful Somali pirate attacks since 2012 and, barring a sudden spike in violence, navies may start exiting the Gulf of Aden within the next few years. [1]

Like many states, China has been an important victim and respondent concerning Somali piracy. Over the past six-plus years, its...


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China Takes Stock of U.S.-Japan Alliance as Abe Speaks to Congress

May 1, 2015

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the United States on April 26-May 3, all eyes in China are watching how Abe speaks about ongoing historical memory issues and how he is strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance. By...

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

PLA Special Operations Forces: Organizations, Missions and Training

May 1, 2015

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) special operations forces (SOF) are considered among the “new type” units receiving priority for development (Information Office of the State Council, April 16, 2013). With their roots in...

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

The Top Trends in China’s Military Diplomacy

May 1, 2015

Global outreach is the inevitable course for China’s forces to deal with various threats and to fulfill multiple tasks in the process of realizing the “Chinese Dream” and a strong military. China’s armed forces accelerated their...

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

Game Change in the Western Pacific Region and R.O.C.’s Self-Defense Effort

May 1, 2015

One of the key factors for the Obama administration to pursue in its “Rebalance to Asia” policy is to deal with current and potential security challenges posed by North Korean nuclear and missile threats. Another factor is...

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

Rolling Out the New Silk Road: Railroads Undergird Beijing’s Strategy

April 16, 2015

The much-heralded arrival of the Yixinou train in Madrid last December, after traveling 8,000 miles from Yiwu, China, encapsulated the rapid expansion of China’s railway network across Eurasia and the key role that railroads are...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Transit, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Turkey, Southeast Asia

China’s Evolving Perspectives on Network Warfare: Lessons from the Science of Military Strategy

April 16, 2015

When tracking the development of China’s military capabilities, Western People’s Liberation Army (PLA) watchers encounter frequent challenges in determining which data sources they should draw upon for their analysis. Purely...

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

China’s Maodun: A Free Internet Caged by the Chinese Communist Party

April 16, 2015

China pursues a strategy of aggressive cyberspace management and is in the midst of fostering a military cyber force to further the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) primary interest: to stay in power. Secondary considerations that...

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Willy's Corner

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The Generals’ Growing Clout in Diplomacy

April 3, 2015 03:55 PM

A recent foreign policy debate in the Chinese media has thrown into sharp relief the extent of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals’ influence on the country’s diplomacy. Wang Zhanyang, a...


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China Takes Stock of U.S.-Japan Alliance as Abe Speaks to Congress

May 1, 2015 02:56 PM

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the United States on April 26-May 3, all eyes in China are watching how Abe speaks about ongoing historical memory issues and how he is strengthening the...


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