THINK TANK | China’s Island Building Campaign Could Hint Toward Further Expansions in Indian Ocean by Andrew Erickson and Kevin Bond

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
by dsuchens
By Andrew Erickson and Kevin Bond
China’s creation of military-relevant facilities on its newly-created islands in the South China Sea is a cause for concern for countries in Southeast Asia, and several of its investments in the Indian Ocean are raising more questions over the possibility of China’s first dedicated naval support facility overseas.

Emotional Diplomacy - Official Emotion on the International Stage by Todd H. Hall

Monday, Sep 14, 2015
by dsuchens

In Emotional Diplomacy, Todd H. Hall explores the politics of officially expressed emotion on the international stage, looking at the ways in which state actors strategically deploy emotional behavior to shape the perceptions of others. Examining diverse instances of emotional behavior, Hall reveals that official emotional displays are not simply cheap talk but rather play an important role in the strategies and interactions of state actors.

Identity Politics and Foreign Policy: Taiwan’s Relations with China and Japan, 1895–2012

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

Former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow Yinan He explores how identity narratives have shaped Taiwan’s foreign policy toward China and Japan in her article, "Identity Politics and Foreign Policy: Taiwan’s Relations with China and Japan, 1895-2012." The author argues that the political discourse of the two “others” defining Taiwan’s national identity has been frequently employed by political elites battling over whom the Taiwanese are and where their future lies.


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