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

July 17, 2014 04:48 PM

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 non-nuclear weapons to deter U.S. and other international intervention in a regional conflict (read the first part in China Brief, Vol. 14, Issue 13). While PLASAF has made these changes, it has also upgraded its nuclear capabilities, including discussions of ways in...


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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...

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

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

Xi Woos Modi With ‘Peace Through Development’ Approach

July 17, 2014

On July 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping became the second national leader to meet newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (who has paid a state visit to Bhutan), beating Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an...

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

Breaking Western Monopolies: Chinese Military Innovation Bearing Fruit

July 17, 2014

On July 10, several Chinese news outlets announced that China had taken an important step towards achieving “self-reliance” (zizhu baozhang) through the “breaking” (dapo) of a foreign monopoly on military-use computer airborne...

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

Indonesia Avoids Open Territorial Dispute, Despite Concerns

July 3, 2014

Over the past few months, criticism by Indonesian officials of China’s conduct in the South China Sea has fueled speculation about a policy departure in Southeast Asia’s largest state (Jakarta Globe, March 13; PacNet, April 1;...

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

Chinese High Speed Rail Leapfrog Development

July 3, 2014

Since serious Chinese planning of high-speed rail (HSR) networks began in the 1990s under the guidance of the Ministry of Railways (MoR), rail planners have sought to create independently trademarkable Chinese brands capable of...

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

China’s Strategic Rocket Force: Sharpening the Sword (Part 1 of 2)

July 3, 2014

The Second Artillery has made significant progress, particularly in modernizing its hardware, but also operations and training. Its main mission remains deterrence, especially toward U.S. intervention in a regional conflict. This...

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With Zhou’s Circle Down, Xi’s Purge May Turn to Hu

July 3, 2014 11:43 AM

The Xi Jinping administration has chosen June 30, the eve of the Chinese Communist Party’s 93rd birthday, to make two announcements about Beijing’s 18 month-long anti-graft campaign. With these, he...


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Xi Woos Modi With ‘Peace Through Development’ Approach

July 17, 2014 04:38 PM

On July 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping became the second national leader to meet newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (who has paid a state visit to Bhutan), beating Japanese Prime...


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