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China's Rise
China's Rise
China’s Aggressive Beginning to 2016

President Xi Jinping appears set to steam ahead with an aggressive foreign policy in 2016.

China's Rise
Chinese Military Building First Africa Base

With the security situation deteriorating everywhere from Nigeria to Burundi to Mali to Libya, China needs to be able to protect its infrastructure and personnel.

China's Rise
Smile North, Kick South?

A trilateral summit in Seoul suggests Beijing may be softening towards Japan and South Korea.

China's Rise
China Improving Its Ballistic Systems

As the Pentagon muddles and U.S. military equipment ages, Beijing is investing in advanced ballistic weapons.

China's Rise
China Retools Military

Don’t be fooled. Personnel cuts are part of broader effort to strengthen the Chinese military.

China's Rise
China Holds a Coming out Party

At its grand Victory Day parade, China claimed to seek peace, but analysts aren’t buying it.

China's Rise
Dreams of Empire

Chinese President Xi has found in Confucianism (as he understands it) an ideology useful to the construction of a Chinese model of modernity—which is intended to contribute to the task of empire-building.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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