- In an official announcement by the Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University today, CWP Alumni Fellow Manjari C. Miller received tenure. Dean Adil Najam said, "Please join me in congratulating our colleague Manjari Miller for her very well-deserved promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
- Seoul needs to formulate a concrete strategy on its troublesome neighbor or risk being permanently sidelined. As the world held its breath watching the Asia-Pacific these past few weeks, parsing statements from Pyongyang, Washington, and Beijing, one voice was conspicuously missing from the fray — Seoul’s.
- Chinese Military Reforms in the Age of Xi Jinping: Drivers, Challenges, and Implications - CWP Alumni Joel WuthnowExecutive Summary China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has embarked on its most wide-ranging and ambitious restructuring since 1949, including major changes to most of its key organizations. ■ The general departments were disbanded, new Central Military Commission (CMC) departments created, and a new ground force headquarters established.
- Part I and II of this conclusion to our series on Hainan’s maritime militia discussed the Hainan Provincial Military District (MD) leadership’s
- In recent years, it has become increasingly common in US media, pundit, and academic circles to describe the diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as newly or increasingly assertive.1 Some observers have even suggested that this new assertiveness refects a fundamental shift in Chinese diplomacy away from Beijing’s more status quo–ori
- The evolution of interstate security crisis-management theory and practice in China - CWP Director Alastair Iain JohnstonAs the frequency and scope of China’s paramilitary and military presence activities in the East and South China Seas have increased in the last few years, officials and analysts inside and outside China have worried more and more about the potential for military crises erupting between China and other actors.
- Identities, Rationality and Taiwan’s China Policy: The Dynamics of Cross-Strait Exchanges - CWP Alumni Chi-hung Wei & Christina LaiAbstract: Identities have been viewed as determining Taiwan’s China policy, but this article argues that identities cannot explain Taipei’s China policy without reference to rationality. The article develops a theoretical framework that synthesises identities and rationality and examines Taipei’s cross-Strait exchange programs.
- Abstract: Post-Cold War, balancing theory has fallen on “hard times.” A question of crucial importance for 21st-century peace and stability concerns how Asia–Pacific secondary states are responding militarily to China's rise.
- From management crisis to crisis management? Japan’s post-2012 institutional reforms and Sino-Japanese crisis (In)stability - CWP Alumni Adam Liff & Andrew EricksonAbstract: Since 2012, China’s assertion of its sovereignty claim to the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has significantly raised the risk of a potentially escalatory political-military crisis with Japan.
- The Elephant in the Room: Is the Emerging Third Pillar Reshaping Asian Architecture and Regional Responses? - CWP Alumni Kuik Cheng ChweeThere was an elephant in the room at the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila as well as at the East Asia Summit (EAS) and other ASEAN-based meetings in Kuala Lumpur last month: the quiet, potential sway of China-centered initiatives and arrangements on the future of Asian architecture, amid the increasing
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