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Strategika: “Understanding ISIS,” with Mark Moyar

interview with Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

How the radical Islamist group fits into the broader history of terrorism.


The Latest Issue Of China Leadership Monitor Is Now Available Online

via China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

China Leadership Monitor Winter 2016: Issue 49, is available online.

Economic Policy

Supply-side Structural Reform: Policy-makers Look For a Way Out

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Policy-making with respects to economic reform has been extremely inconsistent since early 2015.

Military Affairs

Promoting “Young Guards”: The Recent High Turnover in the PLA Leadership (Part II: Expansion and Escalation)

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The most noticeable trend under the leadership of Xi Jinping since the 2012 National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been the continuing consolidation of power. In particular, the military has been a key arena in which Xi has strengthened both his personal power and his new administration’s authority. 

Military Affairs

China’s “Goldwater-Nichols”? The Long-Awaited PLA Reorganization Has Finally Arrived

by James Mulvenonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

On 31 December 2015, CCP supremo Xi Jinping announced the most sweeping reorganization of the People’s Liberation Army since the 1950s.

China-Taiwan-United States

The “1992 Consensus” – Adapting to the Future?

by Alan D. Rombergvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In the January 16, 2016, Taiwan presidential and legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party inflicted a devastating defeat on the incumbent Kuomintang.

Great Wall of China
Foreign Policy

Chinese Views on Global Governance Since 2008–9: Not Much New

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

China’s ideology of global governance shows much continuity between the pre- and post-2008–9 periods. Authoritative Chinese views all generally indicate that China’s proposed changes to the existing international order—such as reforms to correct “unjust” arrangements, strengthen the influence of developing countries, expand the idea of state sovereignty into new areas of state behaviors, and buttress the equality of sovereignty—are adjustments only, not radical acts departing from it. 

Analysis and Commentary

US Trade Deficits Or Surpluses With Selected Large Countries

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Comprehensive statistics on US global trade in goods and services with some large countries are available for 2014; goods, but not services, data are available for some countries in 2015, but goods only data provide an incomplete picture of overall U.S. trade balances.

In the News

When The World Is Aflame

featuring Michael McFaul, Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford OpenXChange
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hear from top scholars and international affairs experts about the global issues we face today and the need for greater compassion. Learn what role universities may play in a fragmented world and how they may be a way forward in fixing broken systems. 

Analysis and Commentary

Estonian Digital Residency Update IV: The President Weighs In On "Going Dark"

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The FBI v. Apple flap exploded on the public scene just as I was learning my way around my new Estonian e-Residency card, which promises—among other things—secure communications between card holders. I am currently working on the next piece in my series about Estonian e-Residency, so more on the...


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