ATbar Zhen, Wang (Dr.)

Zhen, Wang (Dr.)

Dr. Wang Zhen, associate professor of international studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), is currently director of the Security Studies Program at the SASS Institute of China Studies. He focuses on international security, China’s foreign policy, and Middle East studies, etc., and is the author of The U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy during the Transformation Period of the Cold War (Beijing, 2013). He is reachable at: [email protected] or [email protected]

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Trump’s Anti-Terrorist Policy left the US in a Predicament

On 27 October, President Donald Trump announced Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was shot and killed, in what was perceived as a remarkable victory for the US war against terrorism.
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China-US Counter-terrorism Cooperation


Will China-US Counter-terrorism Cooperation Continue Under Trump?

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Growth Pains: Risks for Chinese Nationals’ Overseas

In the past few years, incidents involving the safety of Chinese nationals in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Europe and America, have been reported. On April 2, 2014, a young woman from Shanghai was kidnapped from her hotel, also in Sabah state. One month later, a merchant from Guizhou Province was also kidnapped. These incidents foreshadowed a security dilemma that Chinese nationals are increasingly exposed to when traveling abroad.
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Europe May Face a New Wave of Terrorist Attacks


The terrorist attacks that took place on March 22 in Brussels, the “heart of Europe”, killed over 30 people and injured more than 200. Barely half a year after the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, Europe was suffering another round of major terrorist attacks. If what happened in Paris seemed merely an isolated incident, then the Brussels attacks fully testified to the fact that Europe is now facing a new wave of terrorist attacks.

Republished from the Hong Kong China-US Focus

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Why China Has Not Sent Troops to Strike the Islamic State


As the Islamic State forces grew more frenzied last year to wreak havoc in the Middle East, major global powers intensified their military strikes on the terrorist group. China, however, is the only one among the permanent members of the UN Security Council that has not taken military action against IS. That caused a plenitude of whispers among critics on the international scene. Some Western media and scholars drew on the fact to support their accusation that China had been “hitchhiking” in the Middle East.

Republished from the Hong Kong China-US Focus

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