All Blog Posts Tagged 'China' (69)

Mega Events: Qatar is too hot, Beijing has no snow

By James M. Dorsey

2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic.

Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup. Similarly, Beijing lacks the snow needed for a Winter Olympics. That didn’t deter the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from awarding the 2022 tournament to Beijing.  

If environmental concerns were…


Added by James M Dorsey on August 1, 2015 at 1:21am — No Comments

Anti-Chinese Protests in Turkey: Relations with China Under Test

By James M. Dorsey

China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.

The deal, a year after then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused China of genocide in Xinjiang, involved a halt to Turkish support for Uighur secessionist groups. It promised mutual economic benefit and…


Added by James M Dorsey on July 15, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

Pitfalls of Turkish-Chinese relations in a microcosm

By James M. Dorsey


Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk’s decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China’s ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road  that Beijing hopes to revive with massive investment in infrastructure across the Eurasian land mass.


In Mr. Ozturk’s case, two Chinese clubs could simply penalize the…


Added by James M Dorsey on July 3, 2015 at 12:36am — No Comments

A Study in Contrasts: Militaries in Political Transitions in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa

By James M. Dorsey

The Economist recently highlighted the contrast between post-revolt Asian societies and Middle Eastern and North African societies in the woes of a pro-longed, messy and bloody transition that is pockmarked by revolt and counter-revolt, sectarianism, the redrawing of post-colonial borders, and the rise of retrograde groups as revolutionary forces.

Almost 30 years after they brutally crushed pro-democracy student protests, Korean police are…


Added by James M Dorsey on June 24, 2015 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

By James M. Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This is a part of the world that is crucial not only to Chinese strategic and economic interests but also to how tensions in the restless Muslim province of Xinjiang will develop.

For much of the four decades of economic reform that has positioned…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 25, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

TransConflict - September 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during September, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

Added by TransConflict on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Gauge Africa Summit Success? Updated, Realistic Perceptions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Fornof

President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will be a success to the extent…


Added by Viola Gienger on August 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

U.S.-China Cooperation on North Korea: What are the Options?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt…


Added by Viola Gienger on June 10, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

UK Envoy Echoes U.S. Concern on China Tensions with Neighbors

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Maral Noori

As China rises, the UK Ambassador to Washington said his country and other European nations are as concerned as the…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Managing conflict as America declines

Those seeking to better manage America’s important but diminished role in the world need to consider a number of questions concerning, for instance, its own interests, capacities and vulnerabilities; trends in conflict and co-operation; and international commitments, the missions required to uphold them, and the mix of military and intelligence capabilities needed to pursue them.…


Added by TransConflict on February 18, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

Fallout from China’s Air Defense Zone Underscores Need for Crisis Mechanisms

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
East Asia’s geopolitical fault lines have just become more…

Added by Viola Gienger on December 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Iran Agreement Sets Agenda for Talks Toward Larger Pact

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click …


Added by Viola Gienger on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Oil and Darfur's Blood: China Thirst for Sudan's Oil


China, a rising super power and one of the fast growing economies in the world is showing unparalleled interest in Sudan. This interest plays itself out at the UN Security Council as well as inside Sudan.  On numerous occasions, China has defied the United Nations Security Council and the international community by it usage or…


Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on May 20, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

How Ping-Pong Changed the World

The opening of relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China was perhaps one of the top three most important moments in Cold War history. Ranking behind perhaps only the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the opening of relations between the two massive countries redefined global politics with a relationship that lasts to this day. This process began with “ping-pong diplomacy,” when in 1971 Chinese ping-pong world champion Zhuang Zedong handed US…


Added by Joshua Peacock on February 10, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Bigger than Kony: An Open Discussion

Sharing a link to my storify-ed livetweets from last night's panel discussion on foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda and the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. Panelists included Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of …


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Atlas Corps Invites Applications for September 2012 Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America

Priority Deadline: April 15, 2012 (see below for details)

Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month,…


Added by Atlas Service Corps on April 2, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... March 7th-14th, 2012.

  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report discussing the threat of the terrorist group Lashkare-Taiba (LeT) in South Asia. The report suggests that the group is the second most dangerous terrorist group in the region, after al-Qaeda.
  • The United States named…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 14, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict… February 29th- March 7th, 2012.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Mediation in Syria-Mission Improbable

As a professional mediator, I am always encouraged by the use of mediation to resolve international conflicts. However, in the case of Syria, I have little confidence that mediation will bring peace to the conflict. Very few of the essential elements for successful mediation are present in this conflict.

The first consideration in convening any mediation is deciding who the parties at the table will be. In this case, the current Syrian government will certainly be a party. However,…


Added by Doug Noll on March 1, 2012 at 3:49pm — 5 Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 22nd-29th, 2012.

  • US Secretary of State Clinton announced she had a “constructive discussion” of common concerns with her counterpart in Pakistan on Thursday; new details about American drone strikes were revealed by Reuters; Pakistani jets…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 29, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

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