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November 9, 2009

China
China’s ’Green Sputnik’?

Last month I testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, D.C. The commission, which is co-chaired by Senator Byron L. Dorgan and Representative Sander M. Levin, mo…

November 12, 2010

China
Where Oh Where is Wen Jiabao?

So much for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s bold words on the need for freedom of speech and democracy. His words haven’t stopped Beijing from executing an epic human rights crackdown—which is only hurt…

Ai Weiwei

March 5, 2011

China
China Isn’t Egypt

A man (R) is arrested by police and taken to a police vehicle after calls for a "Jasmine Revolution" protest, organized through the internet, in front of the Peace Cinema in downtown Shanghai Februar…

China Isn’t Egypt

February 23, 2011

China
Libya: China’s New Middle East Conundrum

A man is arrested by police in front of the Peace Cinema, where internet social networks were calling to join a "Jasmine Revolution" protest, in downtown Shanghai on February 20, 2011. (Carlos Barria…

A man is arrested by police in front of the Peace Cinema, where internet social networks were calling to join a

March 24, 2011

China
China and a Two-Internet World

Baidu's website is seen on a laptop screen in this photo illustration taken in Shanghai on December 15, 2010. (Carlos Barria/Courtesy Reuters) Not much good news coming out of China about the In…

China and a Two-Internet World

August 19, 2011

International Organizations
A "Global" War on Terror: Multilateral Achievements since 9/11

A student lifts a placard as he and others line up to take part in a march to condemn the recent bomb attacks in the city (Danish Siddiqui/Courtesy Reuters). As we approach the tenth anniversary of …

A "Global" War on Terror: Multilateral Achievements since 9/11

April 1, 2011

China
China’s Confused Middle East Policies

Police arrest a man after calls for a "Jasmine Revolution" protest, organised through the internet, in front of the Peace Cinema in downtown Shanghai. (Carlos Barria/Courtesy Reuters) As unrest swe…

Police arrest a man after calls for a

December 17, 2010

China
Inflation is Political Too ...

People look at vegetable prices at a local food market in Shanghai. (Carlos Barria/Courtesy Reuters) Are there many things in Asia more political than inflation?  At a time when governments across t…

Inflation is Political Too ...

September 26, 2011

China
North Korea’s Deepening Economic Dependency on China

Local workers arrive with fresh fish at the port area of North Korean special economic zone of Rason city, located northeast of Pyongyang September 2, 2011 (Carlos Barria/Courtesy Reuters). Yonhap r…

Local workers arrive with fresh fish at the port area of North Korean special economic zone of Rason city, located northeast of Pyongyang September 2, 2011.

September 26, 2011

International Organizations
Modern Life, Modern Ills: The NCD Summit

A man smokes next to a "No Smoking" sign in downtown Shanghai April 27, 2011. (Carlos Barria/ Courtesy Reuters) Beneath the UNGA din about Palestine last week, the United Nations also held its secon…

Modern Life, Modern Ills: The NCD Summit