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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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Is China’s Charm Offensive Dead?

July 31, 2014 10:17 AM

A series of seemingly unprovoked actions in the South and East China Sea has been described as an abandonment of the “second charm offensive” launched last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping. However, China has continued to pursue economic and diplomatic cooperation with its Southeast Asian neighbors even as it contests territory with them at sea. Rather than choosing between two different approaches to “periphery diplomacy,” Xi is attempting to unite them in a single, “proactive” strategy...


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Beijing Expands its Multinational Toolkit at CICA Summit

July 31, 2014

President Xi Jinping of China proposed a new Asian security concept on May 21, 2014 at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). He called on Asian countries to pursue...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , China and the Asia-Pacific, China

A ‘New Situation’: China’s Evolving Assessment of its Security Environment

July 31, 2014

From early 2013 through the present, high level Chinese officials have consistently used the phrase “under the new situation” (zai xin xingshi xia) when discussing strategic concerns such as military reform, readiness and foreign...

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‘The No. 1 is Key’: Xi Jinping Holds Forth on the Art of Leadership

July 31, 2014

In the past month or so, Chinese official media have published scores of articles containing President Xi Jinping’s homilies on the art of leadership (lingxiuxue) and in particular, his views of the personal qualities needed to...

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Zhou’s Fall About Institutions, Not Personalities

July 31, 2014

On Tuesday, Chinese official media confirmed the long-anticipated arrest of Zhou Yongkang (Xinhua, July 29). Zhou, a former member of the Politboro Standing Committee and head of China’s state security apparatus, is the first...

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China’s Strategic Rocket Force: Upgrading Hardware and Software (Part 2 of 2)

July 17, 2014

Part One of this article covered the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Force’s (PLASAF) conventional arsenal and the “conventionalization of deterrence”—the creation of doctrines that rely on advanced...

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Quality Over Quantity: A New PLA Modernization Methodology?

July 17, 2014

China announced a renewed push on military reforms in November 2013. A theoretical People’s Liberation Army (PLA) publication titled “Transformation of Generating Mode of Warfighting Capability” (official translation of zhandouli...

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China Seeks to Strengthen Mongolian Trade Links During August Trilateral Summit

July 17, 2014

This year Sino-Mongolian relations have been buffeted by a series of challenging interruptions: the Mongolian government’s standoff with Rio Tinto over expanding underground mining operations at Oyu Tolgoi (OT) which will disrupt...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Energy, Central Asia, Mongolia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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‘The No. 1 is Key’: Xi Jinping Holds Forth on the Art of Leadership

July 31, 2014 10:05 AM

In the past month or so, Chinese official media have published scores of articles containing President Xi Jinping’s homilies on the art of leadership (lingxiuxue) and in particular, his views of the...


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Zhou’s Fall About Institutions, Not Personalities

July 31, 2014 09:48 AM

On Tuesday, Chinese official media confirmed the long-anticipated arrest of Zhou Yongkang (Xinhua, July 29). Zhou, a former member of the Politboro Standing Committee and head of China’s state...


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