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North East Asia

CrisisWatch North East Asia

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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22 Aug 2016
[China’s relations with its neighbors have deteriorated significantly, as the region continues to engage in an arms race.] Before, the region was in the process of economic integration, the building of multilateral institutions, and regional governance by consensus. But in recent years, that has all been unraveling. In its place you have an arms race and the building-up of deterrents and the fracturing of multilateral institutions. It’s not good. The Washington Post

Yanmei Xie

Former Senior Analyst, China

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Op-Ed / Asia

The Philippines' Misguided Plan to Stop South China Sea Tensions

Cooperating on oil won't work - but fishing might.

Originally published in The National Interest

Op-Ed / Asia

Avoiding a Military Showdown in the South China Sea

The Hague’s looming decision on a Filipino challenge to Chinese claims could reverse the region’s collision course.

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal

Op-Ed / Asia

Xi Jinping’s Message to America

Xi Jinping’s choice of audience and venues — no doubt fastidiously vetted — convey much more information than his Seattle speech, which unsurprisingly was devoid of surprises.

Originally published in ChinaFile

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Originally published in Financial Times Chinese

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Michael Kovrig

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