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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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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

Community Corrections and Stability Maintenance

September 25, 2014

During the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress last November, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced the abolition of Re-education Through Labor (RTL), or laojiao, the largest formal institution of administrative...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Chinese Designs on the Arctic? Chill Out

September 25, 2014

It is not fashionable, these days, to downplay China’s interest in the Arctic. Recent news that Beijing plans to publish a guidebook on Arctic shipping, that China will receive preferential treatment along the Northern Sea Route...

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

Vostok 2014 and Russia’s Hypothetical Enemies (Part One)

September 23, 2014

On September 19, Russia’s Armed Forces commenced the combat training year’s major highlight to which many of their activities were dedicated: staging the operational-strategic exercise Vostok 2014 in the Russian Far East....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Russia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Anti-Privilege Campaign Hits the Chinese Middle Class

September 10, 2014

On September 4, China’s State Council announced a series of ambitious and wide-reaching reforms of the Chinese college admissions system, designed to increase fairness and reduce pressure on China’s high school students. China’s...

Category: In a Fortnight, China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results

September 10, 2014

Following deadly attacks in Beijing, Kunming and Urumqi over the last year, the Xinjiang government has intensified its efforts to regulate Uyghur religious activities. The provincial government has once again reinforced its ban...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang

Undocumented Uyghur Migrants Find New Route to Southeast Asia

September 10, 2014

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 Malaysia, often with the hope of...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang, Southeast Asia

Power to the Provinces: The Devolution of China’s Maritime Rights Protection

September 10, 2014

In March 2013, China passed legislation integrating four of its five maritime law enforcement (MLE) agencies into the newly-created China Coast Guard, under the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) (see also China Brief, March 28,...

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

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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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China

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

September 25, 2014 04:06 PM

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...


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Northeast Asia

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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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