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What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
China's Urbancide in Tibet
March 17, 2017
China's Urbancide in Tibet
China's urbanization policies have a particularly telling impact on Tibet.
China's Urbancide in Tibet
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
March 13, 2017
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Despite the scandals, Malaysian prime minister has the moral high ground.
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
March 10, 2017
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
On February 24, 2017, Mongolia and Japan celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations.
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
A Conversation With Mongolia's Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil
February 27, 2017
A Conversation With Mongolia's Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil
Mongolian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsend Munkh-Orgil gives an exclusive interview to The Diplomat.
A Conversation With Mongolia's Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
February 24, 2017
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
The historical roots and modern-day ramifications of Chinese government attempts to control Vajrayana Buddhism.
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
February 23, 2017
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
February 06, 2017
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
30 Years of US-Mongolia Relations
February 02, 2017
30 Years of US-Mongolia Relations
Over the past 30 years, Mongolia and the US have expanded ties from the cultural to the military spheres.
30 Years of US-Mongolia Relations
Pakistan Is Drifting Away From Japan
January 21, 2017
Pakistan Is Drifting Away From Japan
Ties thrived in the early post-war period, but lately Japan-Pakistan relations have stalled out.
Pakistan Is Drifting Away From Japan
Asia-Pacific: Time for New Energy Solutions
January 17, 2017
Asia-Pacific: Time for New Energy Solutions
Regional solutions will be key for the Asia-Pacific’s transition to sustainable energy.
Asia-Pacific: Time for New Energy Solutions
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
December 30, 2016
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
Private banker jailed for 30 months.
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
China Needs to Get Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Mongolia
December 30, 2016
China Needs to Get Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Mongolia
It's Mongolia's right to invite a religious leader to visit. China is exaggerating the political significance.
China Needs to Get Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Mongolia
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
December 28, 2016
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
Was the decision to grant PNTR to China a catastrophe or a driver of mutual prosperity?
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
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