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Model?

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In Robert Farley
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On June 29, 2013
Interesting story here: On June 25, Chinese officials were confronted with what appears to be the first public legal challenge arising from the Snowden affair. Xie Yanyi, a Beijing-based human rights lawyer, announced that the NSA leaker had inspired him to ask the Ministry of Public Security, China’s main security agency, to disclose “information on […]

Overextension

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In Robert Farley
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On May 1, 2013
In this week’s Diplomat column I concern troll China: Nevertheless, it is not clear why China has determined to assertively pursue both of these disputes at the same time. Historically, states with wide-ranging security problems are best advised to resolve those problems one at a time, hopefully in isolation with one another. In this case, […]

The End of Fish

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On April 8, 2013

It’s a good thing the Chinese don’t eat fish because this would be a problem: However, over the past few years, fishery resources in the river have witnessed a severe decline, with the riv

My latest at the Diplomat takes a look at China’s approach to naval aviation: Ranging from the Colossus class carriers distributed across the world at the end of World War II, to the Spanish Dedalo, to the modern Hyuga class Helicopter Destroyer, the USN could and can depend on allies to conduct escort missions. The USN could also […]

Light Pollution

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On March 20, 2013

This piece on Hong Kong’s out of control light pollution is a good reminder of one of the least controlled means of pollution. While maybe it isn’t as damaging as water or air pollution, h

Cornucopia of Asian Food Links

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In General
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On February 25, 2013
A few interesting pieces on Asian food and history. 1. This is an interesting discussion of the origins of pad thai, a dish that is fairly minor within Thai cooking but is the singular dish of Thai food overseas. It’s connections are closely related to a nationalistic, modernizing project developed by Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram […]

Chinese Environment

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On February 21, 2013

We all know that the Chinese environment is just a bit degraded. And then there’s this of course: But luckily the Chinese government has a hot new plan to solve at least the air problem: Ah, yes

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