“Chinese policymakers are no longer satisfied with the country’s position as the world’s manufacturer. Their solution is to break Beijing’s dependence on foreign technology, moving from a model of “made in China” to one of “innovated in China.”—Adam Segal writes about Beijing’s push for homegrown technology in “China’s Innovation Wall.”
“More is known about the surface of Mars than about the Arctic Ocean’s deep, but early returns indicate that the Arctic could hold the last remaining undiscovered hydrocarbon resources on earth.”—Scott G. Borgerson discusses the economic and security implications of global warming in Arctic Meltdown in Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008. BBC News recently reexamined the issue, reporting that the Arctic has serious potential to become the next international battleground, owing to its rich mineral resources and ambiguous geographical delineations.
What Obama can learn from Peru, Angola, and Colombia.
How can the Obama administration effectively fight Afghan insurgents? Ben Connable investigates the history of 89 insurgencies in the second half of the twentieth century and suggests turning to the past to strategize for the future in “The End of an Insurgency.”
This summer, Kashmir has been rocked by a fresh outbreak of protests and violence. As long as Indian security forces continue to respond with indiscriminate aggression, a lasting peace remains unlikely. Meenakashi Ganguly writes about resurgent violence in Kashmir in her Letter from Srinagar.