Trump’s New Blame Game

November 17, 2017

Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home. As a candidate, Donald Trump rallied voters against a variety of enemies. He vilified Mexicans. He stereotyped Muslims. He went after the Chinese for...

China’s Cyberwarfare Finds New Targets

October 27, 2017

Is China a leader in cyberwarfare? China answers yes. With the massive media coverage of Russian cyber interference in recent Western elections, the time is ripe to examine the issue of cyberwarfare in China. China discusses its own emphasis on cyberwar capabilities in several official...

Do China’s Peacekeeping Operations Enhance its Global Reputation?

August 22, 2017

The People’s Liberation Army has proved to be an effective tool by which to change perceptions about China’s role in the world. China aspires for global leadership, but its intentions have often been undercut by its own reputation. Mercantilist, free-rider and, more recently, aggressive are...

One Belt, One Road: What Lies Ahead for India?

August 16, 2017

India should keep the doors of engagement with China open to carve out a niche for itself in the One Belt, One Road initiative. The old saying, “When the dragon sneezes, the world catches cold” has acquired a completely new meaning after the low-key announcement of the One Belt,...

Is the Dragon Leading Us Into a New World Order?

July 05, 2017

China's Belt and Road initiative has a strong potential to serve as a great source of regional integration, political stability and economic empowerment. Back in the year 2008, an illiterate seer in the remote Indian village of Rajasthan informed this author that “Saina” (a corrupted...

China’s Plan for the Middle East

June 19, 2017

China may be on the way to taking over America’s role as the key regional player in the Middle East. The US missile strike on the Syrian regime’s airbase in Khan Shayrat, followed by an exchange of extreme rhetoric, led to a surge in commentary on US-Russia relations and the potential for...

Russian Support for the Taliban: A New “Great Game”

May 16, 2017

By supporting the Taliban, Russia risks pushing Central Asia further into greater cooperation with the United States and China. The geopolitical implications of Russia’s growing support for the Taliban in Afghanistan are enormous. While the Russian Federation is likely doing this purely to...

Great-Power Politics: Is China Outpacing the US?

May 02, 2017

With a bloated bureaucracy and ossified organizations, China still falls short of the US in terms of human capital, investment and innovation. Today, many scholars and political scientists contend that America’s economic and military leadership is being worn away. The current assertion is...

Is China the Next Hollywood?

March 25, 2017

All major blockbuster films come from Hollywood, but is Chinese influence dictating what is produced? When you think of high-budget blockbuster films watched the world over, you inevitable think of Hollywood. Yet, having seen an unprecedented expansion of its film market, it is predicted that...

Is Trump Getting America Ready for War?

March 24, 2017

Donald Trump apparently wants to put the US on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency. So, let me see if I’ve got this right. North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is about to launch a preemptive...

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