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China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

| October 4, 2014

A spate of dangerous midair encounters between American, Chinese and Russian military aircraft in the Pacific is the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both U.S. adversaries to project power far beyond their borders.

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As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

| May 21, 2014

The long-awaited agreement is a political triumph for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is courting partners in Asia as those in Europe and the United States seek to isolate him over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

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China Steps up Speed of Oil Stockpiling as Tensions Mount in Asia

China Steps up Speed of Oil Stockpiling as Tensions Mount in Asia

| May 18, 2014

Beijing has ordered an “unprecedented” build-up of oil reserves as West prepares for possible oil sanctions against Russia.

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China and the Age of Contempt

China and the Age of Contempt

| May 15, 2014

The United States’ allies in Asia needed reassurance from Washington that, despite missteps in Syria and Ukraine, it was serious about defending the political and economic order in Asia. But reassuring allies also means demonstrating U.S. intent and capability to stand up to China’s revanchism.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

| April 23, 2014

US adversaries are watching the timid response in Ukraine.

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China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

| April 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.

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Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

| April 16, 2014

During Obama’s four-nation tour of Asia that begins on April 23, his toughest challenge will be to reassure skeptical leaders that the United States intends to be more than just a casual observer and instead is genuinely committed to countering an increasingly assertive China in the region.

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Israel Increasingly Courting China as an Ally

Israel Increasingly Courting China as an Ally

| November 12, 2013

Israel hopes to leverage its skills in high-technology and agricultural innovation to win the political support of the Chinese government, which has signaled it wants to play a greater diplomatic role in the Middle East.

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Inside China: Nuclear Submarines Capable of Widespread Attack on U.S.

Inside China: Nuclear Submarines Capable of Widespread Attack on U.S.

| October 31, 2013

Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.

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China Submarines to Soon Carry Nukes, Draft US Report Says

China Submarines to Soon Carry Nukes, Draft US Report Says

| November 8, 2012

China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says.

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