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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...


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New Law Reshapes Chinese Counterterrorism Policy and Operations

January 25, 2016 04:34 PM

On December 27, the National People’s Congress approved China’s new Counterterrorism Law, establishing a legal basis for counterterrorism operations and the authorities delegated to the security services for that mission (Xinhua, December 27, 2015). Earlier drafts of the law sparked international controversy after Beijing claimed the need for access to the communication and information system encryption keys used by Chinese and foreign companies operating in China. The Chinese state’s role in...


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DPP-Dominated Taiwanese Legislature Begins Session

January 29, 2016

On January 16, Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), swept the presidency with 56 percent of the vote. The election also marked a major win in the concurrent legislative election,...

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In a Fortnight: Xi Jinping’s Middle East Diplomacy

January 25, 2016

In mid-January, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked upon a high-visibility series of visits to Middle Eastern countries, with stops in Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—three centers of power in the region. This marks the...

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China and the United Arab Emirates: Sustainable Silk Road Partnership?

January 25, 2016

Among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is emerging as an important player through its relationship with China. Despite Saudi Arabia and Egypt’s perceived dominance given their size and...

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China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus

January 25, 2016

China’s growing global footprint, escalating conflicts and the spread of terrorism in theaters ranging from Syria to Afghanistan and Southeast Asia have created openings for non-state actors to target Chinese interests and...

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

China’s First Overseas Base in Djibouti, An Enabler of its Middle East Policy

January 25, 2016

Although China has yet to achieve superpower status in the realm of security, it is certainly making concerted efforts toward becoming one. On November 26, Chinese Ministry of Defense spokesperson Wu Qian confirmed that China and...

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The 13th Five-Year Plan: A New Chapter in China’s Maritime Transformation

January 12, 2016

During the past three decades, China has experienced a tremendous transformation in its strategic outlook. It has evolved from a terracentric state with its military, political, economic, and cultural roots firmly planted on the...

Category: China Brief, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, China, South China Sea, East China Sea

DPP Plans to Enhance Taiwan Defense: Prospects and Cross Strait Implications

January 12, 2016

Taiwan’s January 16th presidential election will likely bring Tsai Ing-Wen’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) into power. The DPP has promised investments in defense along with democracy-strengthening measures that respond to...

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After the Election: The Future of Cross-Strait Relations

January 12, 2016 08:26 AM

Barring an upset of momentous proportions, Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to defeat the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party, during presidential elections...


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In a Fortnight

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In a Fortnight: Xi Jinping’s Middle East Diplomacy

January 25, 2016 05:06 PM

In mid-January, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked upon a high-visibility series of visits to Middle Eastern countries, with stops in Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—three centers of power in the...


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