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CHINA'S ISLAMIC HERITAGE

  • Mon, 07/03/2006 - 12:00

In this issue we focus on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and culture, and to appreciating the complex, multi-ethnic influences on modern China.

PLA DOCTRINE ON SECURING ENERGY RESOURCES IN CENTRAL ASIA

  • Mon, 07/03/2006 - 12:00

For the past few years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has reorganized the army into combined arms battle groups in order to perform this mission, which it has labeled the doctrine of "active defense."

AFTER SHANGHAI: GEOPOLITICAL SHIFTS IN EURASIA

  • Thu, 06/29/2006 - 12:00

Central Asian states shuddered as Russia and China embraced a new friend at the June 15 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian leader was the only representative from a non-member state (Iran is an SCO observer) invited to deliver a major address, and, true to form, his anti-U.S. rhetoric rang loud and clear.

Born of America's Indifference, Eurasian Alliance Comes of Age

  • Thu, 06/29/2006 - 12:00

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is the only major international organization from which the United States is excluded.

HRC: WS on the Situation in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

  • Thu, 06/29/2006 - 12:00

Written Statement by the International Federation of the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic and Other Minorities (IFPRERLOM), a non-governmental organization on the Roster

CHINA AND THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AT FIVE

  • Thu, 06/22/2006 - 12:00

It is an established fact among U.S. officials: the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is China's primary multilateral instrument to implement its openly anti-U.S. policy in Central Asia

COMPETING INTERESTS DIVIDE U.S. CHINA POLICY

  • Thu, 06/22/2006 - 12:00

The National Security Strategy of the United States (NSS) released in March states, "The United States will welcome the emergence of a China that is peaceful and prosperous and that cooperates with us to address common challenges and mutual interests."

Long March to Nowhere

  • Wed, 06/21/2006 - 12:00

Three of these four critics share a common belief—they see China rising, uninterrupted. For Albert Keidel, China is ruled not by a decaying Communist Party, but an “agile, energetic government.

The Dark Side of China's Rise

  • Wed, 06/21/2006 - 12:00

China’s economic boom has dazzled investors and captivated the world. But beyond the new high-rises and churning factories lie rampant corruption, vast waste, and an elite with little interest in making things better. Forget political reform. China’s future will be decay, not democracy.

CHINA'S BOOMING ENERGY RELATIONS WITH AFRICA

  • Wed, 06/21/2006 - 12:00

With continuous economic growth averaging an astonishing annual rate of 10 percent over the past quarter century, China has transformed its landscape, become one of the largest economic powerhouses on earth, created development opportunities for its trading partners around the world and, in the process, generated huge demands for new sources of energy and other resources.

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