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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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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

After the Election: The Future of Cross-Strait Relations

January 12, 2016

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 scheduled for January 16. The...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, China, Taiwan, Foreign Policy, Featured

China’s Anti-Graft Campaign in Review

December 7, 2015

China’s anti-graft campaign reached a milestone last month with the early November detention of Shanghai and Beijing Vice Mayors, Ai Baojun and Lu Xiwen, respectively, on corruption charges. At least one official with the rank of...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner

Xi Jinping Consolidates Power While Presiding Over Tilt Toward Ultra-Conservative Ideals

November 2, 2015

Even as President Xi Jinping underscored China’s commitment to reform and globalization during his high-profile trips to the United States and Britain over the past two months, the Fifth Generation leader has masterminded a...

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

Xi Jinping Burnishes Foreign Policy Credentials Despite Lack of Achievement At U.S. Summit

October 2, 2015

Despite a lack of concrete achievements in his summit with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping has accomplished a more important goal for his domestic audience—burnishing his image as a statesman. At a...

Category: Willy’s Corner, China Brief, China, Foreign Policy, Elite

President Xi Suspects Political Conspiracy Behind Tianjin Blasts

September 3, 2015

Almost immediately after the devastating explosions near Tianjin Port at 11 pm, August 12, President Xi Jinping convened his closest aides to check whether there was any political motivation behind one of the most atrocious...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Elite, China

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