What explains escalating tensions between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea over the past several years? In this Asia Report, we present Dr. Nicholas Khoo’s views on debates over Chinese foreign policy, his understanding of Beijing’s recent actions, and his recommendations for U.S. policymakers.
As Japan debates restarting its dormant nuclear reactor fleet, leaders in Tokyo are under intense international pressure to address Japan’s large stockpile of plutonium. This Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest examines China’s reaction to the repatriation of Japan’s plutonium to the United States, the future of Japan’s plutonium reserve, and the direction of nuclear security in Asia.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ended on Sunday night after bringing countless cheers and tears to spectators around the world. In this Policy Alert, we examine commentary from Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil on their performances and controversies that emerged in the world’s largest sports festival.
At at November 14 conference co-sponsered by RPI and the IERES Central Asia Program, panelists discussed the role of nuclear issues for countries in Central Asia, the status of programs in established nuclear powers such as China, India, and Japan, and the links developing between these countries.
In October’s Policy Brief, RPI author Andrew Kuchins examines how Russia’s foreign policy has evolved over the past two years from the lens of President Vladimir Putin’s leadership, conflict in the Middle East, and U.S.-Russia relations.
Pakistan is undergoing a period of unprecedented transition after recent elections marked the first time two civilian governments succeeded each other peacefully. Will Pakistan’s emerging civilian government grapple with control over nuclear decisionmaking? This Policy Brief provides an understanding of how control over the Pakistani nuclear arsenal evolved over time and what the future might hold should the civilian government continue to consolidate its power.
Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, recently wrote an op-ed for the New Indian …Read More »
Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Identity and Power in Asia project co-director and associate dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Brooking’s Michael O’Hanlon recently co-wrote an op-ed in The National …Read More »
Allen Carlson, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Cornell University, discusses the implications of the Kunming Terrorist attack for China’s national identity and ethnic conflict.
In Emily T. Yeh’s excellent new book, Taming Tibet …
RPI Author Gregg Brazinsky (GWU) recently appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the lead up to the Korean War, significant battles, military and foreign policy decisions made by the Truman administration, and conditions which lead up to the cease-fire which took place July 27, 1953.