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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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The Generals’ Growing Clout in Diplomacy

April 3, 2015

A recent foreign policy debate in the Chinese media has thrown into sharp relief the extent of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals’ influence on the country’s diplomacy. Wang Zhanyang, a liberal academic at the Central...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Elite, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Willy’s Corner

A Modern Cult of Personality? Xi Jinping Aspires To Be The Equal of Mao and Deng

March 6, 2015

Having been in office for just over two years, President Xi Jinping has already laid claim to being the third most powerful politician of post-liberation China, just after Chairman Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, the architect of...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Growing CCDI Power Brings Questions of Politically-Motivated Purge

February 4, 2015

“There is no quota for the anti-graft campaign, and there is no upper limit [regarding the rank of cadres to be disciplined].” This is the latest instruction given by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the clean-governance crusade...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Xi Jinping Consolidates Power by Promoting Alumni of the Nanjing Military Region

January 9, 2015

President Xi Jinping has marked his two years in office by masterminding a thorough loyalty drive among the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is deemed the princeling’s primary power base. On the ideological front, Xi and his...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Elite, China

China’s Soft-Power Deficit Widens as Xi Tightens Screws Over Ideology

December 5, 2014

Even for a country that is notable for its myriad contradictions, the gap between China’s hard and soft power has never been more pronounced. The year 2014 has witnessed the kind of global hard-power projection that is...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Xi Consolidates Power at Fourth Plenum, But Sees Limits

November 20, 2014

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pledged to promote rule of law with Chinese characteristics at the Fourth Plenary Session of its Central Committee. President Xi Jinping, also Party General Secretary, promised that the CCP would...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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