October 13, 2012

China's Uncertain Path

Jonathan Levine, The National Interest

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With the announcement that November 8 will mark the official Chinese leadership transition, the country brings to a close what has at times been a painful process. The decennial communist ritual has been marred this year by a series of embarrassing scandals, including Bo Xilai’s fall from grace and the dismissal of a corrupt railways chief.

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October 10, 2012
The Coming Global Disorder
Bret Stephens, Commentary Magazine
Whatever the precise cause, global order has come undone in the past and may soon come apart again. The undoing will be preceded by a number of seemingly unconnected events and trends whose significance and direction become clear... more ››
October 10, 2012
Japan's Stealth Buildup of Its Coast Guard
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October 10, 2012
China's New Leadership Must Spur Growth
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October 10, 2012
How to Check China
Indian Defence Review
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