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The Libertarian Podcast – “Climate Change, China, and International Law”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Parsing the US-China agreement on carbon emissions.

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Strategika – “China and Japan: A Tense Equilibrium” with Mark Moyar

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Why Chinese-Japanese tensions are unlikely to dissipate soon—and why that may prove dangerous.

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Strategika – “What China Really Wants” with Angelo Codevilla

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Explaining the nature of Chinese ambition in East Asia.

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Strategika – “Chinese-Japanese Tensions” with Miles Maochun Yu

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Exploring a history of animosity between two Asian giants.


China’s ADIZ At One Year

by Matthew Waxmanvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A year ago this week, China abruptly declared an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering a large area of the East China Sea, including islands the legal possession of which China disputes with Japan.

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The Future Economic War

by Bing West via Analysis
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Director of the National Security Agency said he expects a major cyberattack against the U.S. in the next decade. “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’” Admiral Michael Rogers said, “that we are going to see something dramatic.”

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China Said To Turn Reef Into Airstrip In Disputed Water

mentioning Admiral Gary Rougheadvia New York Times
Sunday, November 23, 2014

BEIJING — A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said.

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Defense Minister Calls For Mutual Security In Asia

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Global Times
Saturday, November 22, 2014

China's defense minister on Friday called for further strengthening of dispute and crisis management mechanisms and boosting regional security architecture to achieve mutual trust and win-win outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Reforming China’s Commanding Heights

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 17, 2014

MILAN – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive anti-corruption campaign has advanced a number of key objectives: It has gone a long way toward restoring confidence in the Communist Party’s commitment to a merit-based system; countered a decades-old pattern of public-sector domination; reduced the power of vested interests to block reform; and bolstered Xi’s popularity among private-sector actors, if far less so with the bureaucracy.


The U.S.-China Climate “Deal” Does Less Than Has Been Hyped

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, November 13, 2014

I am (as I have previously noted) no expert on climate change.  But reading the text of the much-vaunted U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change makes me think there is a large gap between how the document is being spun and what it actually does.