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Xi Rewrites China’s Hong Kong Policy as ‘One Country, One Destiny’

Photo: Protesters in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2014 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).
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Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement marched Sunday to demand the right to elect the city’s chief executive. In an email interview, Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, discussed the quest for greater democracy in Hong Kong. more

Despite Saakashvili Prosecution, Georgia Moves West

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Last month, Georgian prosecutors filed charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili for misallocating public funds while in office. While Saakashvili is strongly identified with Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy, the new government in Tbilisi has only intensified this policy. more

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China Tries to Rebuild Regional Trust With Maritime Silk Road

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In an email interview, Geoffrey Wade, visiting fellow at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific, discussed the objectives of China’s Maritime Silk Road initiative, the partners involved and the challenges facing its implementation. more

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Peace With the PKK High Priority for Erdogan Presidency

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In an email interview, Mehmet Ümit Necef, associate professor at the Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, discussed the prospect of peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) under the Erdogan presidency. more

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Cuban Import Restrictions Highlight Dilemma of Economic Reform

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Last week, Cuba announced significant restrictions on the number of goods travelers can bring into the country. In an email interview, William LeoGrande, professor of government in the School of Public Affairs at American University, discussed the recent Cuban import restrictions. more