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The Last Empire Expands: Victor Robert Lee on Beijing's Ambitions Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Cultural Artifact, Aircraft Carrier, North Korea, Beijing, Empire, Skyline

The Last Empire Expands

The world’s last remaining empire is expanding. More than fifty years after the European, Japanese, and American colonial powers largely abandoned their holds on far-flung territories, and more than…

November’s Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) tragically wiped away thousands of lives and brought extreme hardship to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Manila, Beijing, Taiwan, Authors, Philippines, Vietnam

Manila-Beijing-Washington:

November’s Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) tragically wiped away thousands of lives and brought extreme hardship to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. It also wiped away…

What might be called “homeland security” is tight at Natuna Island, and it should be — this may be the next bite China takes out of the South China Sea. Upon landing at Natuna (also called Natuna… Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, South Seas, Beijing, Philippines, Vietnam, New York Skyline, China

Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea: Indonesia?

What might be called “homeland security” is tight at Natuna Island, and it should be — this may be the next bite China takes out of the South China Sea. Upon landing at Natuna (also called Natuna…

Cultural Revolution or Cultural Decapitation? Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Essay Outline Template, Sea Silk, Philippines Culture, Ocean Pollution, Political Ideology, Art Articles, Political Campaign

Cultural Revolution or Cultural Decapitation?

I’ll change her name to Ms. Wang, so she won’t risk retribution from the government. On an overcast November day, Ms. Wang, early forties, guided me through one of the historically important cities…

Article by Victor Robert Lee on the U-shaped line, or nine-dash-line, drawn by China around the South China Sea. Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Reading Groups, 25th Anniversary, Authors, Ears, China, Medium, Image

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, uncover your ears

In February, America’s commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, worryingly exclaimed that China’s sudden announcements of an air defense identification zone over the…

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line in its Himalayan Rivalry With China’s People’s Liberation Army China People, People's Liberation Army, Army Base, Reading Groups, Indian Army, Bhutan, Himalayan, Armed Forces, International Relations

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line in its Himalayan Rivalry With China’s People’s Liberation Army

In late October, on the dirt road that winds north from the Bhutanese town of Paro in the direction of the border with Chinese-controlled Tibet, I pass an Indian army base of more than 600 soldiers…

China Rising: Reporting by Victor Robert Lee on. Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Taiwan, Authors, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Sea, Group

China Rising: Reporting by Victor Robert Lee on the Asia-Pacific

Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee. Victor Robert Lee reports from Sri Lanka on Sirisena's election and China relations. Expanded reporting from Victor Robert Lee in Sri Lanka, with additional photos...

What might be called “homeland security” is tight at Natuna Island, and it should be — this may be the next bite China takes out of the South China Sea. Upon landing at Natuna (also called Natuna… Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, South Seas, Beijing, Philippines, Vietnam, New York Skyline, China

Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?

Until recently, Indonesia seemed immune to the maritime disputes. That could be changing.

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands, Indian Army, Bhutan, Himalayan, Authors, China, Sea, Group

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line

Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between two great powers.

 Jason Bourne, make room for Cono." The action takes us from Brazil to Stanford, Palo Alto and on to Istanbul, Almaty, Kazakhstan Jason Bourne, Reading Groups, Authors, Novels, Website, Image, Collection, Fiction, Romance Novels

Victor Robert Lee's provocative literary spy novel Performance Anomalies

"Move over James Bond and Mr. Jason Bourne, make room for Cono." The action takes us from Brazil to Stanford, Palo Alto and on to Istanbul, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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China’s unabated expansion

There appears to be no stopping Chinas expansionist moves. Ignoring the Philippines complaint for arbitration against Chinas 9-dashed line claim in the South China Sea at the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration last week, China published yet another new map, this time, a 10-dashed line claim over nearly all the islands in the South China Sea.

Taking you through the different steps of planning, preparing and actually doing a Silk Road trip. First, some sources of inspiration to pique your interest, then general health and safety advice. Travel Info, Travel Guide, Reading Groups, Silk Road, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Source Of Inspiration, Africa Travel

6 Books About Kazakhstan Actually Worth Reading | Caravanistan

Carefully selected list of the best books on Kazakhstan by a voracious reader. History, politics, travelogues, fiction, culture and picture books.

Sri Lanka: A Surprising Blow for Democracy Spratly Islands, Reading Groups, Beijing, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Dolores Park, Taiwan

Sri Lanka: A Surprising Blow for Democracy

Voters end an apparent slide towards dictatorship, and confound Beijing’s plans for the region.