Category Archives: China

The U.S. Pivot to Nowhere

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. In an address … Continue reading

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The Cold War is Back, and China’s Going to be a Bigger Player This Time

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum. On August 31, 2016 the U.S. Naval War College opened its new Russia Maritime Studies Institute, an … Continue reading

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China Deploys UAVs to Woody Island

In case you missed it, over the US Memorial Day weekend new satellite imagery was published showing some new developments on Woody Island, China’s important governing outpost for its claimed islands in the South China Sea. The space snapshots acquired … Continue reading

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The Impending Fall of China (?)

by Eric Stimson. He is a graduate student in International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. You can find more of his overviews of foreign affairs at Transnational Topics. The People’s Republic of China boasts the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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China’s Silk Road: How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History

by Steve LeVine. He is Quartz’s Washington Correspondent. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics, is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. … Continue reading

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China Ramps Up Rotations at Tibet’s Gonggar Airfield

China has increased the size of rotations at its Lhasa Gonggar airbase located in Tibet, satellite imagery has revealed. DigitalGlobe space snapshots from November 2014 show eight Chengdu Aircraft Corporation J-10s parked on the operations apron at the Lhasa-based civil-military … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Shows Larger Deployments at Hotan, China

While India and Bangladesh settled their land border issues, China and India still maintain their competing claims. Recent satellite imagery may suggest that our state actors are playing an increasingly aggressive game. Located less than 80 miles from the Aksai Chin … Continue reading

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Growing maritime linkages in Indo-Pacific: The role of middle powers

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. The … Continue reading

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Sea Control 100 – South China Sea, Freedom of Navigation and the problem of innocent passage

The dispute in the South China Sea has been an already well covered topic here on In short: China claims most of the waters within its “nine dash line” forming almost 80% of the South China Sea. At a … Continue reading

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#SRFglobal: China, der hungrige Drache

Die letzte Ausgabe von #SRFglobal — das Auslandsmagazins des Schweizer Fernsehens — widmet sich dem Ressourcenhunger Chinas. Mit 109 Millionen Menschen gehört in China ein zunehmender Anteil der Bevölkerung zum Mittelstand — mit dementsprechenden steigenden Ansprüche. Bis 2050 wird China … Continue reading

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