January 12, 2014

China's Dictatorship Diplomacy Implodes

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

All around the world China’s support for authoritarian states is backfiring.

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January 7, 2014
Are China, Japan & Korea Fanning Flames of War?
J. Everard, Telegraph
There is no political framework to settle the rancorous confrontation in the South China Sea over the sovereignty of disputed islands between Japan, China and South Korea. more ››
January 7, 2014
Premature Talk of Chinese Hegemony
Tom Switzer, Sydney Morning H'ld
Talk of Chinese hegemony is premature, and reports of America's retreat are greatly exaggerated. Take Obama's decision to fly B-2 and B-52 bombers over Korea and the disputed islands in the East China Sea in March and November,... more ››
January 7, 2014
China and Japan Get All Harry Potter
William Pesek, Bloomberg
London isn’t usually the place to look for clues about rising tensions between China and Japan. But a surreal diplomatic tit-for-tat there speaks volumes about the fast-deteriorating situation in northeast Asia. more ››
January 7, 2014
China's North Korea Opportunity
Harry Kazianis, The Diplomat
The Asia-Pacific is rife with security challenges—and almost all of them in some way involve the People’s Republic of China. In the East and South China Seas, control of islands and reefs create near daily challenges that... more ››
January 6, 2014
Why China and Japan Might Go to War
James Holmes, National Interest
Let's not understate the likelihood of war in East Asia or kid ourselves that the United States can remain aloof should China and Japan enter the lists. It's tough for Westerners to fathom the nature of the competition or the... more ››