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Book By All Means Necessary

By All Means Necessary

China's pursuit of natural resources is restructuring markets, pushing up commodity prices, and transforming resource-rich economies. Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and the global effects of its meteoric growth.

Op-Ed Beijing’s Actions in the South China Sea Demand a U.S. Response

Beijing’s Actions in the South China Sea Demand a U.S. Response

The China National Overseas Oil Coorporation (CNOOC) began drilling in Vietnamese-claimed waters late last week, accompanied by more than seventy vessels, including armed Chinese warships. Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi write that the United States needs to face up to the full magnitude of the Chinese challenge to have any hope of successfully confronting it.

Op-Ed China's Ready to Rumble

China's Ready to Rumble

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses China's burgeoning power and nationalism, and its effects on defense spending and tensions among other Southeast Asian countires.

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Asia will play an increasingly leading role on the international stage in this century. Some of the most pressing issues in East, South, and Central Asia—the rapid economic rise of China and India, North Korea's nuclear program, slowly warming relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India, the potential for conflict between China and Japan, Japan's adjustments to its changing economic fortunes, and the ongoing attempts to rebuild Afghanistan—will significantly affect the course of global events.

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