CSR Blog: China’s Vertical Nuclear Proliferation – A short history

By Natalie Craig In October 1964, the People’s Republic of China tested its first nuclear bomb, forever shifting the balance of power in Asia. The Chinese people persisted and struggled forward to build up their nuclear program, coupled with a “no first use” (NFU) policy announced by Zhou Enlai the same year the bomb was …

CSR Blog: Covid Diplomacy- a New Ground for Competition among China, the U.S. and Japan in Southeast Asia

By Natalie Craig For fourteen months, world leaders have altered their foreign policy plans to handle the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a new form of diplomacy – Covid diplomacy. Countries influential in Southeast Asia such as the United States, China and Japan have engaged in various diplomatic efforts in the region throughout the pandemic with …