China & Taiwan

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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The Future of the Kuomintang in Taiwan: Reform, Recalibrate, or Stay the Course?

Once again, the future of Kuomintang (KMT), the political party headed by Chiang Kai-shek for decades and that favors a closer relationship with Mainland China, is in doubt due to the results of the recent presidential and legislative elections...

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Eastern Promises: Our German Problem

It’s comforting to believe that frequently rocky US-German relations over the last three years have been due largely to President ...

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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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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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Merkel’s Foreign Policy Muddle

Whether “Queen of Europe” or “Leader of the Free World,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acquired many accolades in nearly ...

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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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Russia’s Long Pivot East

Download Russia’s Long Pivot East Executive Summary  The rise of Asian oil demand over the last 20 years has prompted ...

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