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Preparing for China's Collapse

Peter Mattis, The National Interest

The China Boom Might Continue

Mark Buchanan, Bloomberg View

China could be on the brink of collapse. Here's how Washington can leverage that to its advantage....(full article)

The ruling Chinese Communist Party is investigating 14 generals for corruption as a nationwide anti-graft campaign widens to encompass the People's Liberation Army (PLA), official ...(full article)

China-based online video website Sohu.com has teamed up with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels to produce a Chinese version of the sketch comedy show....(full article)

There’s a piece over at Bloomberg taking the standard view that India is going to grow faster than China in coming years. Well, maybe, but I don’t think so actually....(full article)

Where will China and India be in a decade, economically speaking? Judging from the abnormal speed at which they have grown in recent decades, most forecasters think they are due fo...(full article)

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How to Deter China - James Holmes, RealClearDefense

Andrew Krepinevich has an important essay in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. The article constitutes his brief for “archipelagic defense” in Asia. Krepinevich...

China's Fertile Ground for Islamic State - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country's Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader M...

Beijing Cracks Down on Party Criticism - Chris Buckley, New York Times

HONG KONG — An 81-year-old survivor of Mao’s purges was convicted in southwestern China on Wednesday for his efforts to remind Chinese of their country’s history.   Tie Liu,...

Hong Kong Activists Stand Up to China - Carol Williams, Los Angeles Times

By his own admission, Joshua Wong isn’t physically intimidating.   An unlikely hero of last year’s Hong Kong protests demanding free elections, the slender 18-year...

The SEC Caves on China - Wall Street Journal

U.S. stock-market regulators say they promote transparency and fair play, but this month the Securities and Exchange Commission quietly carved out a China-size exception: When Chin...

Room for a Chinese Role in Israel-Palestine Conflict - Yiyi Chen, EAF

China is destined to become involved in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is more and more difficult for China to untangle itself from this century long hotbed of confl...

Xi Jinping's Quest for Autonomy - Ryan Mitchell, The Diplomat

The Diplomat has published two excellent and thoughtful responses (here and here) to a piece I wrote last month asking whether the Legalist thought of Han Feizi – “Chin...

Time for Pakistan to Emerge from the Fog - Roger Cohen, New York Times

LAHORE, Pakistan — There is a bit of a hermetic feel to Pakistan these days, as if the country that lies on the ancient road from the West to Asia, a natural bridge, had some...

Why China Is Suddenly Warming to the Arctic - Kong Lingyu, Caixin

TROMSO — Officials in China, now the second-largest economy in the world and a major global emitter of greenhouse gasses, now acknowledge that the country is important in the...

Anti-Mainland Sentiment in Hong Kong - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Two months of sit-ins in Hong Kong ended in December 2014, but the discontent that motivated the protests is far from gone. In some ways, in fact, things have gotten worse. While...

Great Power Competition Returns - Robert Kagan, Brookings Institution

The real impact of the return of great power competition will depend on how the United States responds to these changes. America needs to recognize its central role in maintaining ...

The South China Sea Resource Grab - Michael Fabinyi, The Diplomat

Much recent political commentary has focused on the dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. There is widespread recognition that a key driver of the dispu...

Is This the Century of the Dragon? - Pepe Escobar, TomDispatch

BEIJING -- Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far, far away. On the other hand, the China...

China Would Lose a War Against U.S. - Harry Kazianis, National Interest

Let’s not mince words: a U.S.-China war would be hell on earth. It would likely start World War III. Millions— maybe billions— of people would die if nuclear weap...

U.S. Tensions with Thailand Open Door for China - Felix Chang, FPRI

The reason for that strain was the American reaction to the Thai military’s coup d’état, which overthrew Thailand’s democratically-elected civilian governm...

China's Muhammad Ali Military Strategy - James Holmes, RCDefense

So China has no good strategy to counter American intervention—and may not even care that much about doing so—because Chinese officialdom and commentators seldom use the word ...

Will India Ditch Sri Lanka's Tamils? - MK Bhadrakumar, Indian Punchline

The four-day state visit to India by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, which begins today, becomes a challenging diplomatic initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

China Starting to Look a bit Like 90's SE Asia - W. Pesek, Bloomberg View

China isn't necessarily headed for a crash in 2015. But those counting on the PBOC to prop up growth need to reconsider their confidence....

China's Internet Firewall Is a Global Concern - Boston Globe

The country has for years imposed some of the world’s most rigorous restrictions on the Internet. And its citizens have mostly shrugged and devised clever ways to slip past t...

The World's 10 Fastest Growing Metro Areas - Parilla & Trujillo, Brookings

With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies account for nearly half of global economic output. Through our new Global Metro Monitor rep...

China's Novel Definition of Terrorism - Zunyou Zhou, The Diplomat

Following the 9/11 attacks, the media frequently reported that China was planning to adopt a comprehensive anti-terrorism law. It was not until last November, however, that the Nat...

Tibetans Face an Unprecedented Crackdown - Julia Famularo, TNI

Beijing’s far-reaching counterterrorism campaign continues to expand with serious implications for Tibet....

China Needs a New Silk Road of Ideas - Ma Junjie, The Diplomat

Much analysis is missing perhaps the most important potential role of China’s Silk Road aspirations....

Hong Kong Should Aid Border Trading - South China Morning Post

A city built on the backbone of trading should have no difficulty coming up with answers. The parallel-goods traders are only doing what Hong Kong does on a larger scale every day:...

Xi Jinping's War on China - Elizabeth Economy, National Interest

As Xi Jinping nears the two-year mark of his tenure as president of China, he might want to take stock of what is working on the political front and what is not. Here are some earl...

Xi's Talking Points Reveal His Vision for China - S. Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Kerry Brown just noted for The Diplomat that President Xi Jinping is far more willing to speak out than his more reserved predecessor, Hu Jintao. China’s domestic media have ...

Considering a Punitive Expedition Against IS - Steven Metz, WPR

From the moment the United States took on the so-called Islamic State (IS), whether or not to use ground forces has been one of the most contentious issues. Deeply aware of the lin...

Is China Preparing for Currency War? - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

China has entered the global monetary-easing fray, along with more than a dozen other economies, after its central bank surprised investors by cutting reserve requirements 50 basis...

Will China Join the Fight Against ISIS? - Simone van Nieuwenhuizen, NI

Despite China's long-standing diplomatic principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states, Beijing cannot completely control its citizens' involvement in terro...

Can U.S. and China Redefine Great Power Relations? - K. Rudd, HuffPo

EIJING -- I have watched carefully the evolution of China's concept of a "New Type of Great Power Relationship." This has been a core element of President Xi Jinping's foreign poli...

A Plane Crash Across the Strait - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Beijing and Taipei’s responses to a fatal plane crash in Taiwan reveal the complexities of their relationship....

Why Obama's Asia Pivot Is Failing - Harry Kazianis, China Policy Institute

I have always been a big believer in goal setting. A simple idea we all take for granted, yet, goals allow one to make simple judgments when it comes to your own personal successes...

China Has no Need to Confront the West - Wang Yawei, Asia Sentinel

Many observers ponder Russia’s international isolation following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine and the increasing dependence on China – and are p...

The Disaster that Looms over the South China Sea - Sean Mirski, TNI

U.S. policy makers should recognize that the next crisis in the South China Sea could inadvertently start in the waters between a fishing trawler and a zealous coast-guard cutter....

China Unmoved by U.S.-India Courtship - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

A warmer India-U.S. relationship will not hurt China-India relations — unless India makes a suicidal choice....

The Dangers of Asian Multipolarity - Julian Snelder, The Interpreter

'The US has played a great power role in the western Pacific since at least 1898. Indeed its unwillingness to cede to the Japanese exclusive control over the region helped to prese...

The Canal Nicaragua Doesn't Need - Russell Sticklor, World Politics Review

In late December, nearly 100 years to the day after the Panama Canal first opened for business, Nicaragua broke ground on Central America’s second mega-canal project, the aptly n...

Explaining the Global Surplus of Men - David Bauer, Quartz

Men now outnumber women on the planet by 60 million, the highest ever recorded. Preference for sons in India and China is driving the trend, but those two countries are not the onl...

Europe Sits on the Verge of Regime Collapse - John Feffer, TomDispatch

Politically, the center may not hold and things seem to be falling apart. From the left, parties like Syriza in Greece are challenging the EU's prescriptions of austerity. From the...

Prospects for a U.S.-Russia War? The Scholars' View - Maliniak et al, FP

How likely is war between the United States and China or Russia over the next decade? Well, generally speaking, the IR scholars surveyed believe that on the whole, war between thes...

Russian Pipelines Are Chinese Lifelines - Igor Alexeev, Oil Price

China needs Russia’s natural gas and remains a crucial market for Russia to enter, and now Russia’s natural gas exports to China will expand thanks to the Power of Sibe...

The Revenge of Geopolitics - Swati Arun, The Diplomat

Even if states thought that realpolitik was no more, they could not get away from the international system. In hindsight, it is clear that certain members of the system have always...

Trade Goes on as Usual in the S. China Sea - N. Jenny, Global Risk Insights

Despite China's increasing assertiveness regarding its territorial claims in the South China Sea, trade in the region is still unaffected....

China's Period of Strategic Opportunity Ends - K. Brown, The Diplomat

Three-quarters of the way into this era of “strategic opportunity,” and we might argue that this period has already come to an end. Economically and geopolitically, the China o...

China's Long-Haul Indian Ocean Strategy - Kabir Taneja, The Diplomat

The docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to...

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