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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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Defending Uzbekistan’s Sovereignty in Face of the Ukraine Crisis—A Net Assessment of Developments in Uzbekistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014

The involvement of Russia in the current turbulent situation in southeastern Ukraine most likely did not surprise Uzbekistan’s government, as it saw the parallels with the wars in Georgia in 2008 and in Transnistria in 1990. For...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Economics, Military/Security, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , China and the Asia-Pacific, China

A Spoiled Anniversary: China Reacts to Confucius Institute Controversy

October 10, 2014

On September 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated “Confucius Institute Day,” commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the first Institute’s founding in November 2004, in South Korea. Yet this self-congratulatory atmosphere...

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

Political Factions and Spicy Ginger: Elder Networks in PRC Politics (Part 1)

October 10, 2014

Part 1: The Patronage Network of Jiang Zemin

Jiang shì lao de la: “Aged ginger is spicier”

Chinese proverb meaning that older people possess more experience and wisdom.

When the new senior leadership of the Chinese Communist...

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

Testing the Limits: China’s Expanding Role in the South Sudanese Civil War

October 10, 2014

South Sudan relapsed into war on December 15, 2013, primarily due to the power struggle between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. China once again found one of its sizable foreign...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Energy, Economics, Africa, East Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

An Overview of Chinese Fighters and Anti-Chinese Militant Groups in Syria and Iraq

October 10, 2014

In July, Western media reported that China’s Middle East envoy, Ambassador Wu Sike, estimated that as many as 100 Chinese citizens are believed to be members of the Islamic State organization (previously known as...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang, Middle East, Syria

China’s Silk Road Strategy: A Foothold in the Suez, But Looking To Israel

October 10, 2014

China plans to develop a Silk Road economic belt that spans the Eurasian continent and a maritime Silk Road that links the Pacific with the Indian Ocean. We can see on a map that the two Silk Roads will cross in the Middle East...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Transit, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East, Egypt

Russo-Japanese Ties Remain a Casualty of War With Ukraine

October 3, 2014

Russian ties with Japan have clearly suffered serious damage due to Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine. Apparently, there will not be a visit by Russian President Putin to Japan anytime soon, despite previous wishes for such a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Energy, China and the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Xi’s Op-Ed Diplomacy: Selling the “China Dream” Abroad

September 25, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s six-day trip to South Asia during September 14–19, on state visits to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India, redoubled China’s efforts to increase its presence in the Indian Ocean while also trying to...

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

The Rise of the Military-Space Faction

September 25, 2014

Much has been written about the growing influence of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals on China’s foreign policy. Little has been said about military entrepreneurs and other non-combatant PLA personnel moving into China’s...

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

Xi and Putin in Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia’s Balancing Act

September 25, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mongolia on August 21–22 signaled closer trilateral economic cooperation between China, Russia and Mongolia on their shared vision of a new Silk Road economic corridor. However, this...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Mongolia, Central Asia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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Undocumented Uyghur Migrants Find New Route to Southeast Asia

September 10, 2014 04:36 PM

Since 2013, increasing numbers of Uyghurs from Xinjiang Province have attempted to migrate illegally through China’s South Asian neighbors—Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia—to Thailand and then...


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Defending Uzbekistan’s Sovereignty in Face of the Ukraine Crisis—A Net Assessment of Developments in Uzbekistan Since the Start of 2014

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Mongolian-Japanese Economic Partnership Agreement: Counterbalancing China and Russia

August 8, 2014 02:45 PM

On the 40th anniversary of establishing bilateral diplomatic relations, Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Tokyo on July 22, 2014, to sign a Joint...


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