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Trouble at the Top

Chinese officialdom is in turmoil.

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34 • By ABRAM N. SHULSKY and GARY SCHMITT
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While Russia’s aggressive posture toward Ukraine currently tops our national security agenda, it’s a good bet that, over the longer term, China will remain the foreign country with which the United States will be most concerned. Let’s hope U.S. intelligence is taking advantage of the internal turmoil among the Chinese elite.

Abram N. Shulsky is a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute and Gary Schmitt is director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; they are coauthors of Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence.

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