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Myanmar’s Great Power Balancing Act
August 29, 2014
Myanmar’s Great Power Balancing Act
In balancing its relations with China and India, Myanmar is continuing a well-established practice.
Myanmar’s Great Power Balancing Act
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
August 25, 2014
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
The question goes to the heart of the debate about the utility of nuclear weapons and the rationale for keeping them.
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
August 23, 2014
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
Modi needs to move India beyond platitudes in its engagement with Southeast Asia.
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
Charter Reforms in Southeast Asia: The Good, The Bad, and The Half-Serious
August 20, 2014
Charter Reforms in Southeast Asia: The Good, The Bad, and The Half-Serious
Constitutional changes reflect democracy’s transitive nature in Southeast Asia.
Charter Reforms in Southeast Asia: The Good, The Bad, and The Half-Serious
China’s Not Anti-Religion, It’s Anti-Threat
August 12, 2014
China’s Not Anti-Religion, It’s Anti-Threat
Recent crackdowns on Islam and Christianity are part of a larger campaign to reassert the CCP's social control.
China’s Not Anti-Religion, It’s Anti-Threat
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
August 09, 2014
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
While on a post-presidential trip to Asia, General Grant mediated Sino-Japanese talks over the Ryukyu Islands.
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
Myanmar, ASEAN, and the China Challenge
August 07, 2014
Myanmar, ASEAN, and the China Challenge
As this year's ASEAN Chair, Myanmar will face pressure from the pro- and anti-China camps.
Myanmar, ASEAN, and the China Challenge
Why North Korea Is Courting ASEAN
August 05, 2014
Why North Korea Is Courting ASEAN
North Korea has surprisingly robust relationships with a number of Southeast Asian nations.
Why North Korea Is Courting ASEAN
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
July 31, 2014
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
It decision to end its embargo on weapons sales to Pakistan could have multiple benefits for Moscow.
Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play
The BRICS Bank and China’s Economic Statecraft
July 29, 2014
The BRICS Bank and China’s Economic Statecraft
Can a China-dominated New Development Bank replace the World Bank and the IMF?
The BRICS Bank and China’s Economic Statecraft
Myanmar’s Constitutional Uncertainty
July 21, 2014
Myanmar’s Constitutional Uncertainty
A massive campaign for constitutional reform has ended, with uncertain results.
Myanmar’s Constitutional Uncertainty
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
July 18, 2014
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
The country has seen remarkable change, even if much more needs to be done.
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
The Meaning of the Mandalay Riots in Myanmar
July 12, 2014
The Meaning of the Mandalay Riots in Myanmar
The riot reveals interfaith tensions that threaten the country’s nascent democracy.
The Meaning of the Mandalay Riots in Myanmar
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
July 10, 2014
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
For the country’s working and middle classes, the Hambantota port development will have important consequences.
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
July 10, 2014
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
Many forced from their homes by fighting, conditions are grim for the Kachin people in north-eastern Myanmar.
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
Julie Bishop’s Forward-Looking Trip to Myanmar
July 07, 2014
Julie Bishop’s Forward-Looking Trip to Myanmar
Australia has been stepping up its engagement with the emerging Southeast Asian country.
Julie Bishop’s Forward-Looking Trip to Myanmar
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