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China's Security Concerns and Its National Security Strategy
In an address to RUSI Members, Maj Gen Gong Xianfu, Vice Chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) ...

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Xingjiang mosque china thumb Analysis: The Long Arm of the Law in Xinjiang: Fresh Violence Erupts in China's Muslim Far West 1 May 2013 by Edward Schwarck
Two outbreaks of deadly violence in Xinjiang this week highlight China's failure to bring stability to its troubled far west Muslim frontier. A closer examination of the attacks reveals that Xinjiang's model of 'stability maintenance' continues to spark Uyghur unrest. China Pacific
Jnl 158 2 Hemmings Kuroki Thumb RUSI Journal: Tokyo Trade-Offs: Shinzo Abe's Hedging Strategy Against China 29 Apr 2013
Shinzo Abeís second go as Japanís prime minister comes at a time of economic crisis and tension with China. The previous record of this conservative hard-liner suggests pragmatism will be his key approach to relations with Japanís challenging neighbour China Pacific Japan
North Korea Flag Analysis: A Familiar Crisis: Assessing North Korea's Threats 8 Apr 2013 by Shashank Joshi
In the Korean peninsula, the risk of war remains much lower than is suggested by the atmosphere of crisis, but a great deal will depend on what level of escalation Pyongyang deems necessary for political and deterrent purposes. North Korea Pacific
North Korea: On the Brink of War? Videos: North Korea: On the Brink of War? 4 Apr 2013 by Andrea Berger
RUSI Research Fellow Andrea Berger argues North Korea's recently belligerent statements against the United States will not necessarily lead to war. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues North Korea Pacific
North Korea Nuclear motif Analysis: South Korea's Emergent Missile Defence Capabilities 12 Mar 2013 by Avnish Patel
The continuing development of North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities is testing the readiness and long-term planning of South Korea's missile defences. The plans will undoubtedly be overshadowed by Chinese concerns. Technology Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues North Korea Pacific China
North Korea Nuclear motif Analysis: The Death of Nuclear Talks with North Korea 14 Feb 2013 by Edward Schwarck, Andrea Berger
North Koreaís latest nuclear test has resulted in a familiar chorus of international condemnation. Surprisingly, the only meaningful change in rhetoric has come from the regime itself. Pyongyang now implies its nuclear programme is no longer up for negotiation. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues North Korea Pacific
North Korea Nuclear motif Analysis: What Does North Korea's Warhead Test Tell Us About its Nuclear Capabilities? 12 Feb 2013 by Hugh Chalmers
Seismic signals detected around the world indicate that North Korea has successfully conducted its third nuclear test, and taken a step towards a more potent nuclear deterrent. But without more information, it is very hard to say just how big this step is. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues North Korea Pacific
North Korea Flag News: RUSI Delegation Discuss Nuclear Policy with Senior North Korean Officials 29 Jan 2013
In November 2012, a RUSI delegation travelled to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, for extensive, ground-breaking nuclear talks - the first of their kind by a British organisation in recent years. North Korea Pacific
201301 NB Thomson_thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Lean Times Ahead for the Australian Defence Force 17 Jan 2013
With Australiaís economy performing well, the governmentís recent dramatic reduction of defence spending may prove a mysterious, and retrograde, step in the eyes of its strategic allies. Defence Policy Pacific
201301 NB Hemmings_thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Options for China and Japan in the East China Sea 17 Jan 2013
The changes of leadership in both China and Japan seem to favour a hardening of positions over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, as tensions continue to bubble beneath the surface. China Pacific Japan
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