July 7, 2020
China’s capabilities and prestige in the Sui and Tang dynasties (581–907) were stronger than the Koguryo Kingdom, but Koguryo resisted China’s tributary system more than other countries during 598–...
July 4, 2020
■ A war with Taiwan remains the primary contingency of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While the near-term prospects of China initiating a war are low due to the enormous economic costs and...
June 30, 2020
Much has been written about China's active engagement and progressive approach to the “responsibility to protect,” a norm that reframes state sovereignty not as a right but as a responsibility. China...
June 29, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership is first and foremost concerned with its domestic survival. Since the late 1970s, the CCP leadership has relied on growth, nationalism, and stability to...
June 28, 2020
Introduction: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has portrayed its response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in heroic terms: battling against an insidious enemy, PLA personnel courageously...
June 20, 2020
The gloves—or masks—are off in Asia. China’s coronavirus mask diplomacy has given way to bare-knuckled geopolitical fistfights with a growing array of its neighbors. In the past few months alone, it...
June 17, 2020
In March 2018, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi responded to a question about the Donald Trump administration’s new “free and open Indo-Pacific” strategy by comparing it to “sea foam in the Pacific...
June 15, 2020
As the US-China rivalry intensifies amid the COVID-19 crisis, more observers have opined that the “hedging” by smaller states—widely interpreted as a “middle position” between being fully aligned...
June 14, 2020
Trump’s policy of suppressing China has not been effective, and the structural contradictions between China and the United States have not yet reached a true tipping point. Recently, the Trump...
June 12, 2020
China’s public policy research community has long been dominated by large state-run research institutes, but in recent years financially and bureaucratically independent think tanks have played a...

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