Articles by Sean Chen

China’s Military Spending: Soft Rise or Hard Threat?

China’s Military Spending: Soft Rise or Hard Threat?

May 6, 2010 | Interpreting China's military expenditure has been a complicated issue with important regional implications. Although China publishes its official defense budget and provides justifications for increases in its military spending, most observers remain skeptical of the accuracy of the official figures and wary of the military modernization efforts. This skepticism has shaped the responses of other Asia-Pacific nations toward China's military modernization.

Emerging Alternatives in Palestine

January 1, 2002 | Since it began 15 months ago, the Palestinian Intifada has had little to show for itself politically, despite the remarkable fortitude of a militarily occupied, unarmed, poorly led, and still dispossessed people that has defied the pitiless ravages of Isr