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February 2014

Competing Claims in the South China Sea: Potential Paths Forward and Implications for the United States

Event Summaries and Publications

As part of a strategic initiative aimed at deepening understanding in Congress about U.S. interests in Southeast Asia, a group of senior policy experts addressed the nature of overlapping claims in the South China Sea and the implications for U.S. policy in the region

February 2014

Competition and Confrontation in the East China Sea and the Implications for U.S. Policy

Reports

A roundtable featuring Bonnie Glaser (CSIS) and Mike Mochizuki (The George Washington University) outlined the motives behind China’s actions in the East China Sea and explored Japan’s point of view, as well as the difficult position of the United States as an ally of Japan. This brief report summarizes the discussion.

January 2014

China’s Off-the-Chart Air Pollution: Why It Matters (and Not Only to the Chinese) - Part Two

Health Q&A

In part two of a two-part interview, Daniel K. Gardner, (Smith College) explains how the Chinese government has responded to the country’s air pollution crisis and what challenges it will face in implementing policies and measures developed to address the problem. He also discusses the impact of China’s air pollution not only on its Asian neighbors but also on the United States.

January 2014

The Role of Peacekeeping in Mongolia’s Military Strategy: A New Paradigm for Security

Christopher Pultz

Articles

This article examines the military component of Mongolia’s security strategy and argues that the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) have redefined their objectives and identity by creating a modern military centered on peacekeeping and global peace-support operations.

January 2014

Ripples of Change in Chinese Foreign Policy? Evidence from Recent Approaches to Nontraditional Waterborne Security

Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange

Articles

Discussions on the maritime component of China’s foreign policy often focus on traditional security issues. Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange demonstrate, however, that two cases of Beijing’s involvement in nontraditional waterborne security—the Gulf of Aden and the Mekong River—suggest important trends in how China’s foreign policy might be evolving.

January 2014

Chinese Views of Post-2014 Afghanistan

Zhao Huasheng

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

China’s Off-the-Chart Air Pollution: Why It Matters (and Not Only to the Chinese) - Part One

Health Q&A

In part one of a two-part interview, Daniel K. Gardner, (Smith College) discusses the seriousness of China’s air pollution, the health implications for the Chinese people, the impact on the country’s economy, and the influence of domestic environmental NGOs.

January 2014

UN Operations in Africa Provide a Mechanism for Japan’s Military Normalization Agenda

Commentary

Jeremy Taylor (SOAS, University of London) and Michael Edward Walsh (SOAS, University of London) examine Japan’s role in UN operations in Africa and assess the implications of the country’s contributions to peacekeeping missions for the normalization of the Japanese military.

December 2013

Xi Jinping and the Future of China

Essays

This is one of eleven essays in the "2014 Asia-Pacific Watch List."

December 2013

PLA Developments

Essays

This is one of eleven essays in the "2014 Asia-Pacific Watch List."

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