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Robert Kaplan: The End Of A Stable Pacific

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

Robert Kaplan is the author of “Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific” Kaplan spoke with The WorldPost editor N...

China's Policy Would Avoid 'Thucydides Trap' in Ukraine

Jin Canrong | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Jin Canrong

Under Putin, Russia has become a re-emerging power and is poised to replay its traditional battles with the West. By absorbing Crimea, Russia is sending warnings to both Ukraine and the West. To the former: stay neutral in the diplomatic arena. To the latter: don't you dare draft Ukraine into NATO.

China's Ukrainian Opportunity -- Killing A Few Birds Without Throwing A Single Stone

Eric X. Li | Posted 05.20.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

One of China's overriding strategic objectives is to foster the development of a multi-polar world in which American hegemony is checked and China gradually gains the space to reclaim its leadership role in the Asia Pacific. Russia's reemergence as a great power 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union is conducive to this objective.