Bernard D. Cole (U.S. National War College) discusses China's evolving military strategy and provides insight into its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.
Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently.
Kazuhiko Togo surveys Japan’s foreign policies toward China and Russia, and examines the impact of these policies on the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Jeff Smith (Heritage Foundation) discusses Indian foreign policy in light of the tumultuous past year and comments on how New Delhi might strike a balance between autonomy and cooperation in the current strategic environment.
William C. McCahill Jr. (NBR) argues that while abolishing presidential and vice-presidential term limits may have been the most controversial of the two dozen constitutional amendments voted by China's National People's Congress, the changes to China’s government structure were profound and could have long-lasting effects.
Oriana Skylar Mastro (Georgetown University) argues that China is pursuing a military strategy of “regional power projection” to protect its national interests and shape both the regional security architecture and the decision-making of other actors.
Xi Jinping on October 25 introduced the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee. William C. McCahill Jr. (NBR) looks at who they are and whether Xi’s “new era” style of one-man rule can serve China in the 21st century.
Before it adjourned on October 24, the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress enshrined “Xi Jinping Thought” in the party constitution, giving Xi an authority unmatched by any Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. William C. McCahill Jr. (NBR) considers what Xi Jinping Thought might mean and how it might guide China’s future.
Writing in advance of the important 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, Nadège Rolland (NBR) notes that among the possible outcomes, only one is close to a sure thing: Xi will remain in power for the next five years
Brian Eyler and Courtney Weatherby of the Stimson Center explain the complexities of the region's power sector as countries with growing economies are turning to the Mekong River to power their growing ecohnomies and expand energy access.
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