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Archive – April 2011

Oriana Mastro, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, published in the Journal of Strategic Studies an article about the March 2009 incident with the USS Impeccable, offering an explanation and analysis of its aftermath in the context of Chinese coercive diplomacy. Article found here:
On April 7, 2011, the US Department of State released its Human Rights Report on China.  Copy here:
China's anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) is the world's first and only weapons system potentially capable of targeting a moving carrier strike group (CSG) from long-range, land-based mobile launchers. Since the 1920s, the U.S. Navy has built its carrier forces around the idea that the air group represents the first and best line of defense for the carrier. The ASBM potentially bypasses the air group and removes it from the defensive equation. CWP Fellow Andrew Erickson discusses this t
The Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), launched by the National Committee on United States-China Relations in 2005, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy community. The program helps twenty young American scholars and specialists working in various disciplines to expand their knowledge of China beyond their own interes
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a public hearing on April 13 on "China’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Players" that will examine emerging issues and new interest groups in China’s foreign policy, as well as China’s relationship with select countries of concern: Iran, North Korea, and Russia.  More information here: