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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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The PLA’s New Organizational Structure: What is Known, Unknown and Speculation (Part 1)

February 4, 2016 05:56 PM

Note: This article is part of a two-part series examining changes to China’s Military organizational structure and personnel. Part 1 examines what is known and unknown. Part 2 contains speculation as to changes that may occur in the future.

On December 31, 2015, the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began its eleventh major reorganization since 1952. Most previous reorganizations focused on reducing the size of the infantry and bloated higher-echelon headquarters, turning over entire...


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North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

February 8, 2016

On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket that put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit (KCTV, February 6; Xinhua, February 7). South Korea’s spy agency earlier announced that the launch should be viewed...

Category: In a Fortnight, China Brief, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China, Northeast Asia

The Strategic Support Force: China’s Information Warfare Service

February 8, 2016

On December 31, 2015, Xi Jinping introduced the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF; 火箭军), Strategic Support Force (PLASSF; 战略支援部队), and Army Leadership Organ. The move came just within the Central Military Commission’s...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China, Cyber, Military/Security

Xi’s Obsession with “Cultural Renaissance” Raises Fears of Another Cultural Revolution

February 4, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) (1966–76), a political and cultural watershed for China. Chinese rock star and pop culture icon Cui Jian spoke for many when he...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Domestic/Social, Elite, China

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,...

Category: China Brief, Hot Issue, China, Taiwan

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...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China

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...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Energy, China, Middle East, Home Page

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

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Xi’s Obsession with “Cultural Renaissance” Raises Fears of Another Cultural Revolution

February 4, 2016 05:55 PM

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) (1966–76), a political and cultural watershed for China. Chinese rock star and pop culture icon...


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In a Fortnight

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North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

February 8, 2016 03:12 PM

On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket that put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit (KCTV, February 6; Xinhua, February 7). South Korea’s spy agency earlier announced...


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