Crowding the Waters: The Need for Crisis Management in the East China Sea

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
by ybennett

Postdoctoral Fellow, Adam Liff, and former Fellow, Andrew Erickson, writes that since September 2012, the de facto dispute between Beijing and Tokyo over islands in the East China Sea has become unprecedentedly unstable. China is conducting more military and paramilitary operations in the surrounding waters and airspace than ever, and Japan is scrambling more fighter jets than at any time since record-keeping began in 1958.

Contemporary China Colloquium (CCC) now accepting proposals

Monday, Feb 2, 2015
by ybennett

The Contemporary China Colloquium (CCC) is accepting proposals for presentations to be given during the Spring 2015 semester. We welcome proposals from graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who would like to share their research on contemporary (post-1949) China. The presentations will take place over dinner in a relatively informal workshop setting. Both works-in-progress and polished pieces are welcome. If you are interested in presenting this fall, please send an email to hz2@princeton.edu with the following information:

Congratulations to Chenxi (Chex) Yu, Mark Jia, and Rush Doshi

Monday, Feb 2, 2015
by ybennett

Chex '16, Mark '10, and Rush '11 have been selected for "25 Under 25: Rising Stars in US-China Relations" a program sponsored by the China Hands Magazine of Yale University and the Schwarzman Scholars.  This program selects those who have made outstanding contributions to US-China relations.  Of the 25 selected, these three are graduates or current students of Princeton University.  Full article here.

Racing toward Tragedy?: China's Rise, Military Competition in the Asia Pacific, and the Security Dilemma

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
by ybennett

CWP Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Liff and Princeton Professor John Ikenberry recently published an article in International Security on whether claims that China's rapid economic growth and surging military spending are fomenting destabilizing arms races and security dilemmas are widespread. Such claims make for catchy headlines, yet they are rarely subject to rigorous empirical tests. Whether patterns of military competition in the Asia Pacific are in fact attributable to a security dilemma–based logic has important implications for international relations theory and foreign policy.

Calm in the East China Sea?: What to Make of Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping's Recent Meeting

Monday, Nov 17, 2014
by Yan Bennett

CWP Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Liff writes in the National Interest blog on the present state of Japan-China relations following the APEC meeting in Beijing recently.  He writes, "Despite the hype, widespread media reports calling Beijing’s and Tokyo’s simultaneous November 7 declarations on “improving Japan-China relations” a “joint statement” are inaccurate. Calling them a “breakthrough” is, at best, premature.

Calm in the East China Sea?: What to Make of Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping's Recent Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
by ybennett

CWP PostdoctoraL Fellow Adam Liff writes in the National Interest blog on the present state of Japan-China relations following the APEC meeting in Beijing recently. He writes, "Despite the hype, widespread media reports calling Beijing’s and Tokyo’s simultaneous November 7 declarations on “improving Japan-China relations” a “joint statement” are inaccurate. Calling them a “breakthrough” is, at best, premature.

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