U.S. Confronts China Over Airspace in South China Sea

I had not given much thought to the flight plan of the airline I recently booked to go back to the U.S. from Vietnam, but recent events in the airspace over the South China Sea prompted an online search. As I discovered, my commercial flight will be flying not far from where a U.S. surveillance plane was warned on Wednesday to leave by a Chinese radar operator. Read more »

Local needs matter more than imaginary struggles in Central Asia

Another op-ed on Central Asia for the Global Times, one of China’s English dailies. This time focused on looking beyond Great Games in Central Asia. Local needs matter more than imaginary struggles in Central Asia Global Times | 2012-12-17 19:25:05 By Raffaello Pantucci Last month, Russia was reportedly ready to provide weapons worth $1.1 billion [...] Read more »

China rapidly becoming primary player in post-war Central Asia

An op-ed for China’s Global Times today, this one with Alex as part of our bigger project looking at China in Central Asia. The article was actually a response to Pan Zhiping’s piece in the newspaper which took cause with some of our conclusions in our longer National Interest piece. China rapidly becoming primary player [...] Read more »

EU-China ties fall short of expectations

A new op-ed for the Global Times timed to come out alongside the EU-China Summit taking place in Brussels. The title is a bit at odds with the text I feel, but there we go. Also, their Chinese edition published my earlier article for them on EU power in Asia, for those who want to [...] Read more »

Europe’s soft power gives it significant role in Asia

An article for another new outlet, the Global Times, the more nationalist of the English language newspapers published in China. We are going to see if it comes out in the Chinese edition. While not a subject I have written much about of late, it is one I remain engaged in (EU-China relations) and this [...] Read more »