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Palestine
Palestine


Origins Of The Palestine Mandate – Analysis

By Adam Garfinkle Like everything else historical, the Palestine Mandate has a history with a chronological beginning, a middle, and, in this case, an end. From a strictly legal point of view, that beginning was September 29, 1923, and the end was midnight, May 14, 1948, putting the middle expanse at just short of 25 […]

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean


Chinese Submarines And Indian ASW In The Indian Ocean – Analysis

By Felix K. Chang How to deal with Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean has become a practical question for India.  In December 2013, China let it be known that one of its nuclear attack submarines would sail through the Indian Ocean over the following two months.  It was the first time that China confirmed […]

Religion


The State Of International Religious Freedom And Why It Matters – Speech

By Robert George I truly am honored to be speaking here at FPRI, a stellar organization that is dedicated to providing sound research and analysis to aid in the conduct of the foreign policy of this nation. And I am especially honored that you have selected me to deliver this year’s Annual Templeton Lecture on […]

Taiwan
Taiwan


Occupy Central/Sunflower: Popular Resistance In Greater China – Analysis

By Tom Gold Since early October, many of us have been mesmerized by scenes of the student-led “Occupy Central” or “Umbrella Movement” demonstrations in the government compound and throughout Hong Kong. Earlier this year, similar events occurred in Taipei in what became known as the Sunflower Movement. Coincidentally, as the Occupy Central movement was getting […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Weaponizing Ebola? – Analysis

By John R. Haines “Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.  There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by […]

South China Sea
South China Sea


Even Indonesia: Concerns Over China’s Reach In South China Sea – Analysis

By Felix K. Chang China’s maritime disputes with its Asian neighbors over the Senkaku Islands, the Spratly Islands, and the Paracel Islands have made these collections of islets well known.  (In China, they are known as the Diaoyu, Nansha, and Xisha Islands, respectively.)  So far, Indonesia has largely stayed out of the fray—so much so […]