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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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Curing China’s Elephantiasis of the Fleet

May 15, 2015 10:51 AM

China has placed great faith in the unarmed patrol ship as an instrument with which to realize its maritime ambitions. According to a recent U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence report, Chinese maritime law enforcement (MLE) agencies collectively operate over 200 oceangoing ships, giving the country by far the largest blue water “coast guard” in the world. [1] Although many of these perform legitimate administrative functions—managing fisheries, enforcing safety regulations, protecting the...


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Chinese Provinces Aim to Find Their Place Along New Silk Road

May 15, 2015

As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Silk Road initiative continues to build momentum, provincial governments are looking for ways to integrate their own economic plans with the national strategy and thus provide local companies...

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

“One Belt, One Road” Enhances Xi Jinping’s Control Over the Economy

May 15, 2015

Much of the world’s interest in China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) strategy—a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR)—is focused on the geopolitical implications of one of...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner

China and Sri Lanka: In Choppy Waters

May 15, 2015

Sino–Sri Lankan relations are in a state of flux. Bilateral relations, which had surged significantly during the rule of Sri Lanka’s former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005–2015), are strained today. In January, Sri Lanka’s new...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, India, South Asia

China’s Two-Track Approach to Christianity: Vatican vs. Wenzhou

May 15, 2015

Beijing and the Holy See are ostensibly as close to establishing diplomatic relations as they have been in over 60 years; yet, little has changed for mainland Chinese Christians. As Beijing turns the screws of ideological...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, China, Europe

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

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

May 1, 2015

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...

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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

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“One Belt, One Road” Enhances Xi Jinping’s Control Over the Economy

May 15, 2015 10:57 AM

Much of the world’s interest in China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) strategy—a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR)—is focused on the...


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Chinese Provinces Aim to Find Their Place Along New Silk Road

May 15, 2015 11:00 AM

As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Silk Road initiative continues to build momentum, provincial governments are looking for ways to integrate their own economic plans with the national strategy...


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