July 19, 2014

A Saudi Test for China's Global Ambitions

Jasper Wong, The Interpreter

The Associated Press

China will find itself in ever stickier situations as it stakes its interests in other parts of the world and discovers that its traditionally held principles will require an overhaul in light of new and emerging interests.

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July 15, 2014
Asian Nations Fear War with China
David Stout, Time
China’s neighbors fear the worst is yet to come. Strong-arm tactics and tough talk coming from Beijing in the past year have succeeded in convincing neighboring countries that war may just be around the corner, according to... more ››
July 15, 2014
Why We Make More Mistakes Than China
Dingding Chen, The Diplomat
As the competition between China and the United States intensifies, an interesting question is who is going to make more strategic mistakes or be more likely to make grave strategic mistakes. The answer to this question will... more ››
July 15, 2014
The World Welcomes Its New Chinese Overlords
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July 13, 2014
Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal
Julian Ku, The Diplomat
Under black-letter international law, Japan cannot use military force in Taiwan absent China’s consent, even if the Taiwan government requests its assistance. Why? Because the UN Charter’s Article 51 only authorizes... more ››
July 16, 2014
Abe Is Not Trying to Build a New Empire
Michael Auslin, Foreign Policy
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