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CommentaryDon’t be Fooled by China’s Belt and Road Rebrand
This is a pivotal week for China as President Xi Jinping welcomes roughly 40 world leaders to Beijing to participate in the second Belt and Road forum. The Belt and Road, Xi’s...
By Daniel Kliman
CommentaryAgainst Atrophy: Party Organisations in Private Firms
Beginning in 2015, foreign companies operating in China began to notice—some for the first time—the increasing presence of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organisations within t...
By Jude Blanchette
CommentaryRussia and China are outwitting America
With U.S. politics as polarized as at any point in modern history, it would seem an unlikely moment for a new bipartisan consensus about U.S. foreign policy to emerge. Yet tha...
By Vance Serchuk
CommentaryLearning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming
A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future confl...
By Elsa B. Kania
VideoDaniel Kliman Interviewed on Bloomberg's 'What'd You Miss?'
As a recent CNAS report indicates, China's investments through its Belt and Road Initiative have brought recipient countries a variety of political, economic, and fiscal chall...
By Daniel Kliman
CommentaryOperation Obstacle Course: How China Has Disrupted Negotiations with North Korea
As the United States pushes North Korea toward denuclearization, it should focus more on the Chinese lifeline to this rogue regime. An ally and neighbor of North Korea, China ...
By Ashley Feng
CommentaryTwo Ways for the United States to Deepen Diplomatic Engagement with ASEAN
The time has come to demonstrate again that the United States seeks to engage partners in Southeast Asia at the highest levels of government. As the region’s economic and secu...
By Chris Estep
PodcastPodcast: The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit
A new set of technological tools—some of them now maturing, others poised to emerge over the coming decade—seem destined to wind up in the hands of autocrats around the world....
By Richard Fontaine, Kara Frederick & Paul Scharre
CommentaryThe Autocrat’s New Tool Kit
Chinese authorities are now using the tools of big data to detect departures from “normal” behavior among Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region—and then to identify each su...
By Richard Fontaine & Kara Frederick
PodcastSayers and Colby at The Heritage Foundation: The Indo-Pacific after INF
After six years of failed attempts to get Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty obligations, the U.S. officially announced its...
By Elbridge Colby, Eric Sayers & Jeff M. Smith
VideoU.N.: North Korea is avoiding sanctions
According to a new United Nations report, North Korea is violating sanctions through ship-to-ship transfers, cyber attacks and building nuclear weapons. Neil Bhatiya, an assoc...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryTake India’s Side, America
The moment of maximum danger in the latest India-Pakistan conflict appears to have passed. But after a major attack by Pakistani militants on an Indian military base in Kashmi...
By Elbridge Colby
CommentaryThe Hanoi Summit – We Asked Neil Bhatiya What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations
With the suspension of the summit in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un, the diplomatic process to resolve the status of North Korea’s dangerous wea...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryThe Hanoi Summit – We Asked Kristine Lee What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations
This past year, Kim Jong-un achieved foreign-policy breakthroughs long sought by his family’s regime through a combination of deft diplomacy, a burgeoning nuclear program, and...
By Kristine Lee
CommentaryFreedom of Navigation in an Era of Great-Power Competition
The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) — maneuvers that challenge excessive maritime claims and demonstrate America’s commitment to freedom of the seas — in...
By CDR Bob Jones
CommentaryAmerica and Japan in a Post-INF World
How long do estimates suggest it would take the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force to destroy all major U.S. air, naval, and logistics bases in Japan? Some have argued that...
By Eric Sayers & Sugio Takahashi
CommentaryThe Latest India-Pakistan Standoff Raises the Stakes for Future Crises
It is far from the first flare-up between India and Pakistan in recent years along the Line of Control, the de facto border in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. But...
By Kristine Lee & Ben Lamont
CommentarySummit Datebook 2: After Hanoi, relieved but still curious
Kim Jong Un undisputedly won the first round of summitry in Singapore last June. He was masterful at playing US President Donald Trump by pocketing a key American bargaining c...
By Duyeon Kim
CommentaryThe Inevitable Return of Muddling Along in North Korea
Since the collapse of nuclear talks in Hanoi last week, North Korea experts have argued about what went wrong. Donald Trump should have structured his offer differently, some ...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentarySummit datebook: From Hanoi, with curiosity
I landed in Hanoi a few days ago, curious. Curious about a once-divided country, now a growing economy, with South Korean footprints all over its business and pop culture, tha...
By Duyeon Kim