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January 29, 2018

Defense Technology
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Square Civil-Military Fusion: The Missing Link Between China's Technological and Military Rise

Many agree that China is becoming a technology and science superpower. How it translates that advantage into military power is another story.

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

April 21, 2017

China
Feng-Xiaogang-award Chinese Cinema’s Absent Allure

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

October 28, 2016

China
A Looming Power Struggle for China?

If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months.

December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

December 2, 2016

China
bird-flu-south-korea Bird Flu, North Korean Coal Crunch, and More

Rachel Brown, Erik Crouch, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bird flu outbreak puts Asian nations on high alert. A newly identified spate…

June 1, 2015

Israel
How Isolated Is Israel?

It’s common to hear about Israel’s growing isolation in the world, and UN votes are sometimes held up as evidence of this. The BDS movement, especially in Europe, is also adduced to show Israel’s inc…

June 10, 2015

Religion
Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar. Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to use religious policy to assert its authority and increasingly to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations to pro…

July 6, 2016

China
Propaganda Bike China Beijing How Much Should We Read Into China’s New “Core Socialist Values”?

Bochen Han is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Driving through any Chinese city, town, or village today it’s hard to miss the 24-character set of “core socialist val…