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Should Xi Take the Blame for China’s Assertive Diplomacy?

China’s “assertiveness” has become a buzzword not only in media coverage but also in a growing body of scholarly works and the Chinese President...

Huawei: The Tale of Two Adversaries

US and China are vying for dominance over the next generation of internet network. China’s telecom giant Huawei is mired in controversy from allegations of...

An Analysis of the China and North Korean Relationship

Since the Korean War in 1950, China has been a key partner of North Korea in the East Asian region when other dominant powers,...
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A Historical Perspective: Why China Prefers “Peaceful Reunification” With Taiwan?

In the speech marking the 40th anniversary of a call from Beijing to end cross-strait military confrontation, the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s message to Taiwan...

Xi’s Road to Unification

President Xi Jinping delivered an Open Letter to Taiwan 2019 on the 2nd January in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of issuing Open...

China’s Reach Has Grown; So Should the Island Chains

Last May, Secretary of Defense James Mattis retitled U.S. Pacific Command to Indo-Pacific Command. While the area of responsibility for the largest of the...

Managing U.S.-China Relations in an Era of Peer Competition

According to the latest U.S. National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy, China is a revisionist power and strategic competitor that ranks among the top three challenges...

Japan’s Active Defenses

The Abe cabinet announced its new ten-year defense plan this week, promising to spend 27 trillion yen ($240 billion) over the next five years...

A New Era of US-China Economic and Strategic Competition in Africa

On December 13, 2018, US National Security Advisor (NSA), John Bolton while speaking at the Heritage Foundation highlighted the key aims and objectives of...

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