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Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
February 13, 2016
Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
Scandals, sackings, and run-of-the-mill retirements mean Malcolm Turnbull will have to fill his Cabinet with new faces.
Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
Can China Really Save Central Asian Economies?
February 13, 2016
Can China Really Save Central Asian Economies?
Beijing may not, after all, provide the economic deus ex machina Central Asian governments have hoped for.
Can China Really Save Central Asian Economies?
UK Sees 'Grounds for Concern' About Hong Kong's Freedoms
February 13, 2016
UK Sees 'Grounds for Concern' About Hong Kong's Freedoms
In its latest report to Parliament, London warns that freedoms in Hong Kong are facing "unprecedented pressure."
UK Sees 'Grounds for Concern' About Hong Kong's Freedoms
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
February 13, 2016
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
A glimpse at Kazakh meritocracy and discussion of the West’s policies in the region; recommended links.
How is Russia Losing Ground in Central Asia?
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
February 13, 2016
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Plus, an update on the Tainan earthquake, Yan Xuetong, and what to do about North Korea. Friday China links.
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Satellite Images: China Manufactures Land at New Sites in the Paracel Islands
February 13, 2016
Satellite Images: China Manufactures Land at New Sites in the Paracel Islands
A new helicopter base is seen for the first time at Duncan Island in the South China Sea.
Satellite Images: China Manufactures Land at New Sites in the Paracel Islands
Another Purge in North Korea?
February 12, 2016
Another Purge in North Korea?
South Korean media claims Kim Jong-un has executed the army’s chief of the General Staff.
Another Purge in North Korea?
Cambodia's Hun Sen Wants a South China Sea Apology
February 12, 2016
Cambodia's Hun Sen Wants a South China Sea Apology
Premier hits out at critics who blame ASEAN's unprecedented failure to issue a joint communique in 2012 on Cambodia.
Cambodia's Hun Sen Wants a South China Sea Apology
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
February 12, 2016
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
A strategic partnership could be key to dealing with Indo-Pacific challenges.
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
Time for a New US-ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue
February 12, 2016
Time for a New US-ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue
The Sunnylands Summit is a good opportunity for both sides to formalize regular discussions on rights.
Time for a New US-ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue
US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit: What to Expect
February 12, 2016
US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit: What to Expect
A look at the summit’s objectives, format and potential outcomes.
US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit: What to Expect
A Brief History of Balochistan
February 12, 2016
A Brief History of Balochistan
How did the Baloch nation come to be?
A Brief History of Balochistan
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
February 12, 2016
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
At least one major policy goal is being met.
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
Taiwan’s South China Sea Dilemma
February 12, 2016
Taiwan’s South China Sea Dilemma
Taiwan’s position on the contested waters is linked to its very identity.
Taiwan’s South China Sea Dilemma
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
February 12, 2016
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
A Chinese official mentions plans for the MSR in 2016 -- but nothing truly new.
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best.
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
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