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Not Over Yet: China’s Progress in the South China Sea


March 24, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

Japanese helicopter carrier Izumo in December 2016   China may be hoping that the recent easing of tensions in the South China Sea marks a turning point in the ...

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Taiwan’s Ex-Presidents: A Carousel of Legal Problems


March 20, 2017 · Thomas J. Shattuck

On March 14, the former president of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, was charged with leaking classified information related to a wiretapping case. This indictment is not the first—or even second—time ...

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The Moroccan King Dismisses an Islamist Prime Minister


March 17, 2017 · Vish Sakthivel

On Wednesday, March 15, the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, dismissed Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane of the leading legal Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) from his ...

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An Update from Iraq


March 10, 2017 · Samuel Helfont

I have spent the past week traveling around the Kurdish Region of Iraq conducting research on the behalf of FPRI and the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) ...

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Trump, Tsai, and the Three Communiques: Prospects for Stability in US-China-Taiwan Relations


March 9, 2017 · Jacques deLisle

The Shanghai Communique of 1972 and the U.S.-China Joint Communiques of 1979 and 1982 have been essential foundations of a bilateral relationship that has remained impressively stable while it ...

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