This piece is the first installation of a two-part series on the Chinese One Belt, One Road strategy. To read the second installation, click here. When I arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, a landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia and the smallest and ...

Recently, the Huffington Post released a widely popular three minute compilation video of Donald Trump repeating the word China with varying degrees of contempt. As apparent in the video, candidate Trump has made attacking China a major plank in his ...

Andre Gray The Japanese restrictions on collective defense and power projection outlined in the famed Article 9 have produced in Japan’s culture a deep pacifist sentiment, which plays an essential part in the country’s postwar identity. The new legislation will ...

For all the excitement about Euromaidan and the Ukraine crisis over the last 18 months, it seems that many have forgotten why Vladimir Putin so desperately wanted to keep Kyiv in Russia’s orbit in the first place. Starting as early ...

“If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.” This Japanese proverb asserts that risk is necessary in order to realize significant achievement. In the past few years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shown that ...

In January 2014, North Korea announced that the annual Pyongyang Marathon would be open to amateur foreign runners. (In previous years, the event was only open to elite foreign runners.) Pyongyang seemed to be finally opening up to the rest ...

Kenneth Lee Just a week before the tragic earthquake in Nepal, a group of earthquake specialists gathered in the capital, Kathmandu, to discuss how to prepare the region for the impending “big one”. For decades, experts have warned that the ...

Xi’s Selective Punishment Author: Murong Xuecun Source: The New York Times Published Date: January 16, 2015 Chinese president Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign has won him great fame in both state and international media. However, there is always a suspicion that ...

This piece is the third part of Glimpse’s “Contemporary Geopolitics Series” The Pacific Rim In Alfred Thayer Mahan’s seminal work, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, he argued that sea power was the key to national might. Sea ...

Despite the existence of previous cyber incidents more severe than the recent attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the last month has seen cybersecurity penetrate the American psyche and affect day-to-day news like never before. The involvement of a major movie ...