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The Oil Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom
China’s Gulf Connection

A new book offers a helpful primer on Beijing’s deepening relationships in the Gulf.

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U.S.-China Relations
The Wireless Great Power Rivalry

Don’t be fooled by cheery tweets about trade breakthroughs. The Huawei arrest shows that the Trump Administration’s wheels are turning toward full-blown competition with China.

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Foreign Meddling
China’s LinkedIn Honey Traps

While the headlines focus on Russian meddling on Twitter and Facebook, the Chinese have embraced LinkedIn as a tool for spying and influence operations.

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"Facts on the Water"
Will the South China Sea Become a Chinese Lake?

Twelve days at sea on a French warship provide occasion to ponder what lies ahead for the disputed waterway.

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Troubled Waters
Reading the South China Sea

Two recent books offer a helpful guide to Southeast Asia’s most complex maritime dispute.

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Raising the Red Flag
The Curious Case of Mr. Wang and the United Front

How a recent think tank controversy reveals America’s own vulnerability to Chinese influence operations—and the need for a serious public debate on the issue.

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China Down Under
Fifty Shades of Red

Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion is a vital wake-up call about the threat of Chinese influence operations—but its policy prescriptions are painted in very broad brushstrokes.

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