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The People’s Republic of China has claimed the whole of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory ever since coming to power in 1949.  However, several other countries have historical claims over some of the islands, and the Law of the Sea Treaty gives several of these countries rights to economic zones that overlap with Chinese claims. …

In February 2019, conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated into the worst violence there is decades.  An Islamic extremist suicide bomber with a vehicle packed with explosives attacked an Indian police convoy in Kashmir, killing 40.  This provoked a military response by India, with Indian Air Force fighter jets carrying out a bombing raid into Pakistan proper for the first time since 1971.  India claimed they were attacking a…

In just five years, Xi Jinping has surprised everyone by altering the vector of China’s development to match his vision for a China that stands as a peer to the United States.  He has done this by methodically concentrating political, economic, and military power into his own hands so that he now stands alone as the supreme leader of China. Xi Jinping has proved different from his predecessors in many ways.  He has gained control over the Communist Party through a deep and wide-ranging…