CAS-consigned news articles and research briefs.

Even China Cannot Rescue Nuclear Power from its Woes

April 12, 2022

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? This well-known Irresistible Force paradox comes to mind when considering the role that China could play in shaping the future of nuclear energy. Over the last quarter century or more, China has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to build infrastructure within...

Reflections on the Tragedy of Afghanistan

Nov. 9, 2021

Afghanistan garnered a significant share of media attention when the Taliban took control of the capital city, Kabul. This attention continued during the subsequent chaotic and disorganized US-led evacuation of American citizens and some but not all Afghan allies. As someone who has been researching gender, economic development, conflict, and...

Three Kinds of Courage and the Importance of Telling the Xinjiang Story Over and Over

April 27, 2021

Over the past several years discussions of the “ reeducation camp ” system that targets hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other peoples in Northwest China in the name of counter-terrorism has slowly gathered mainstream media attention. I remember giving a talk to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China in...

Coping with the Coup while Poking Some Fun

March 1, 2021

PDF version of the article. February 1, 2021 (or 1221, as the day is now being called) marked a new era of political involvement in Myanmar. During the night, the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) decided to disregard the November, 2019 election results, which had given the National League for Democracy, Aung...