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PLA's new military revolution : developing talent
The PLA underwnet a dazzling round of reshuffles of senior officers in the past few months, including the job transfer of former deputy chief of General Staff Zhang Qinsheng. This new round of military personnel changes ...
De-escalation of the Spratly dispute in Sino-Southeast Asian relations
The paper argues that the Spratly dispute has shown signs of de-escalation in recent years. This has occurred however in the absence of significant changes in material terms and in the circumstances pertaining to the dispute ...
Comprehensive security and resilience in Southeast Asia : ASEAN's approach to terrorism and sea piracy
This paper explores how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has sought since 9/11 and the Bali Bombings to tackle the threats of terrorism and sea piracy. It claims that ASEAN has applied its traditional ...
Thinking ahead : Shi'ite Islam in Iraq and its seminaries (hawzah 'ilmiyyah)
In this "position paper", the author tries to develop his thoughts with regard to the future role of Shi'ite Islam and the Shi'ite seminaries (hawzah 'ilmiyyah) in Iraq, looking beyond the country's present occupation by ...
Japan's economic diplomacy towards East Asia : fragmented realism and naive liberalism
With strong trends towards regionalism in East Asia, Japan began to show clearer measures and ideas to promote regional economic integration and cooperation. Japan's economic diplomacy incorporates two distinctive orientations: ...