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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…

February 2, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally ending the Mexican-American War. As you might have guessed, the treaty was signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is…

Blog

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 ...

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

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 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

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

November 2, 2011

Military Operations
Airpower Turns 100

A replica of the Taube airplane similar to the model that Lieutenant Gavotti piloted in 1911. Before humans were capable of heavier-than-air-powered flight, thinkers were already conceiving of ways …

A replica of the Taube airplane that Lieutenant Gavotti piloted in 1911.