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The Next Front: China and Indonesia in the South China Sea

“There is no territorial dispute between Indonesia and China,” has been an often-heard refrain from Indonesia’s leaders for decades. But reality belies the statement. While there may be no land dispute between China and Indonesia, there certainly is a...

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Myanmar in China’s Embrace

China’s challenge to America and its drive for global primacy will dominate international politics for the foreseeable future. This contest will play out across the full spectrum of international affairs: economics, politics, science and technology, ideology—and geographic/territorial control. With...

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A Faint Breeze of Change: Malaysia’s Relations with China

The relationship between Malaysia and China is not without conflict, though an outside observer could be forgiven for not realizing it. That is because Malaysia has long kept its differences with China discreet. One point of contention has been...

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Trends in Terrorism: What’s On the Horizon in 2020

As we usher in a new year, what trends in terrorism are likely to dominate the global security landscape in 2020? Geopolitical realignments, emerging technologies, and demographic shifts will all contribute to different manifestations of ideologically and politically motivated...

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Roundtable: The Uyghurs, China, and Islamist Terrorism

Xinjiang is the largest region of China and it borders the countries of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, ...

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China in the 2020 Campaign: Missing in Action

It has long been a truism in American politics that elections focus almost entirely on issues of domestic policy while foreign policy is barely mentioned. As a result, we elect presidents with hardly a clue as to how...

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North Korea, December 2019: Business as Usual, but Pyongyang is Worse Off

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that hopes of a deal between the US and North Korea appear to be ...

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Roundtable: The NDAA: Congress and the Middle East

Last week, Congress reached consensus on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $783 billion bill that funds the Department ...

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The Pensacola Attack and its Implications

Last week Royal Saudi Air Force 2LT Mohammed Alshamrani killed three people and wounded eight others in a terrorist attack ...

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Pork Apocalypse: African Swine Fever and the U.S.-China Trade War

In December 2019, China announced that it would waive its high tariffs on American pork for Chinese importers.  Beijing portrayed ...

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