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China’s ADIZ Over South China Sea: Whole, Partial Or None – Analysis

01 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Felix K. Chang* Ever since China declared an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea in late 2013, many wondered whether China would do the same over its claims in the…

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Passover, Chocolate Bars And Women In Israeli Politics – Analysis

30 Apr 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Social Issues

By Tamar Friedman* This week Jews around the world are celebrating the Passover holiday. Just a year ago, the Israeli parliamentary elections happened to coincide with preparation for this holiday, when many Jews do a…

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen. Photo by David Reid, Wikipedia Commons.

Surviving Taiwan’s Lame Duck Period – Analysis

25 Apr 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Shelley Rigger* The interval between the election and inauguration of Taiwan’s new president has yielded both worrying developments and encouraging signs. Ambiguous signals, competing agendas, mixed messages and complex incentives make it hard to…

Russia's Vladimir Putin. Source:, Wikipedia Commons.

Putin’s Conundrum: The Baltic Region, Unconventional Threats And A Rising Russia – Analysis

22 Apr 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Douglas Mastriano* The provocative Russian actions in the Baltic Sea against the USS Donald Cook last week suggest that Moscow is implementing a more aggressive approach towards NATO and the United States in particular….

Hezbolah flag waving in Syria. Photo by Upyernoz, Wikipedia Commons.

The Arab World (Finally!) Proclaims Hezbollah A Terrorist Organization – Analysis

20 Apr 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Tally Helfont* March 2, 2016 is the day that (finally!) heralded official recognition of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by an important bloc of countries in the Arab World. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—comprised…