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President Reaffirms '92 Consensus, Opposition Not Committed

mentioning Eric Wakinvia Focus Taiwan
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Taipei, March 5 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou reaffirmed Thursday his administration's position on an understanding that has helped stabilize relations across the Taiwan Strait, an understanding that the main opposition party refuses to recognize.


The Evolving Role Of Military Exercises In Asia

featuring Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMTI Director Mira Rapp Hooper interviews former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead on the evolving role of military exercises in the Asia Pacific.

Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth
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Uncommon Knowledge With Dartmouth Professors Jennifer Lind And William Wohlforth

interview with Jennifer Lind, William Wohlforthvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth on international relations, political theories, and America’s role in the world.

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Why Public Investment?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, February 20, 2015
MILAN – The world is facing the prospect of an extended period of weak economic growth. But risk is not fate: The best way to avoid such an outcome is to figure out how to channel large pools of savings into productivity-enhancing public-sector investment.
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China, Sri Lanka, And The Maritime Great Game

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, February 12, 2015

The surprising decision by the new government of Sri Lanka to reverse course and support a billion-dollar Chinese port project underscores the long shadow of Beijing’s influence in the region, even in countries seemingly determined to push back.


The Incredible Chinese Contract Manufacturers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Contract manufacturers make products for other companies that prefer to focus on product design and marketing. In China, "you can find a specialist in any product," said Stephen Maurer, a Shanghai-based managing director at consulting firm AlixPartners.

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Former US Navy Chief Urges Peaceful Resolution To S China Sea Disputes

featuring Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Want China Times
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gary Roughead, former US chief of naval operation, said China must solve its territorial dispute with Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea through peaceful means in an interview with China's Global Times last year.

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Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 26, 2015

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent paper Tabarrok co-authored with Shruti Rajagopalan on Gurgaon, a city in India that until recently had little or no municipal government. The two discuss the successes and failures of this private city, the tendency to romanticize the outcomes of market and government action, and the potential for private cities to meet growing demand for urban living in India and China.

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Interest, Fear, and Honor

by Thomas Donnellyvia Analysis
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

For both structural and cultural reasons, it seems likely that China’s rise as a global great power will provoke conflict with neighboring states and even farther abroad. Rising powers throughout history have sought to reshape the international balance of power to their liking, and the particular East Asian order that China wishes to restructure–led by the United States but with a hub-and-spoke design that is problematic for collective deterrence and defense –is inherently vulnerable and made more so by the seeming weakness of current US policy.

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Regional Tensions around China and the Role of the US in the Western Pacific

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Analysis
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

China’s endeavor to revive a grand “Chinese Dream” of past glory and preeminence in world affairs is the driving force in creating the current geopolitical tensions in the Asia Pacific region. The US Military superiority and American political hostility toward Chinese communism have been able to check and balance China’s age-old ambition of dominance in the region.