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2016/06/02 | J. Michael Cole

China’s Great Fear of the Looking Glass

An increasingly assertive Chinese Communist Party doesn’t want us to look too closely into China’s eroding human rights situation and activities abroad. We must keep at it, or we’ll all lose.

2016/06/02 | Timothy S. Rich

North Korea’s Brinkmanship Isn’t Irrational

Rather than focusing on the idiosyncrasies of the North Korean regime or ignoring patterns of behavior, greater attention should be placed on efforts to enhance North Korea’s own sense of stability.

2016/06/01 | J. Michael Cole

Taipei in a Tight Spot on South China Sea Claims

President Tsai’s ability to change Taiwan’s policy on the territorial dispute is constrained by the need to keep cross-strait relations on an even keel.