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Halford Mackinder’s Last View of the Round World
March 23, 2015
Halford Mackinder’s Last View of the Round World
During WWII, the great British political geographer updated his Heartland theory, with typical prescience.
Halford Mackinder’s Last View of the Round World
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
March 20, 2015
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
The country risks serious damage to its reputation with its questionable maritime activities.
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
China's Flashpoint on the Land: Southwest Yunnan
March 20, 2015
China's Flashpoint on the Land: Southwest Yunnan
The Diplomat's editors discuss Mongolia, Myanmar-China relations, and the South China Sea.
China's Flashpoint on the Land: Southwest Yunnan
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
March 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S. Altangerel Bulgaa discusses Mongolia's vision for Asia.
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
China and Russia vs. the United States?
March 02, 2015
China and Russia vs. the United States?
Just how likely are China and Russia to ally against the U.S.?
China and Russia vs. the United States?
The Koreas, Diplomacy, and Regional Autonomy
February 27, 2015
The Koreas, Diplomacy, and Regional Autonomy
The days of Korea as the geopolitical football of the region are long gone.
The Koreas, Diplomacy, and Regional Autonomy
Interview: Kevin Rudd
February 26, 2015
Interview: Kevin Rudd
"China is such a large part of the global reality. For me it’s axiomatic that people understand China’s worldview."
Interview: Kevin Rudd
India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group
February 14, 2015
India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group
Why Pakistan is unhappy at U.S. support for India’s bid to join the NSG.
India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group
The Darker Side of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal
February 13, 2015
The Darker Side of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal
The recent “breakthrough” is cause more for concern than it is for celebration.
The Darker Side of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
February 07, 2015
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
China has emerged as a new contender for control over Mackinder’s “Heartland.”
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
Book Review: The History of Akbar, Volume 1
January 30, 2015
Book Review: The History of Akbar, Volume 1
Akhilesh Pillalamarri reviews The History of Akbar, Volume 1.
Book Review: The History of Akbar, Volume 1
China, Japan, and the 21 Demands
January 24, 2015
China, Japan, and the 21 Demands
An event 100 years ago offers critical insights into how a rising hegemon should behave.
China, Japan, and the 21 Demands
China’s Environmental Enforcement Glitch
January 21, 2015
China’s Environmental Enforcement Glitch
Local governments need more funding and training to meet Beijing's ambitious environmental protection goals.
China’s Environmental Enforcement Glitch
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
January 21, 2015
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
Beijing doesn’t have to choose between land and sea predominance. It could have both.
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
January 17, 2015
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
The organization cuts its growth forecast again, and predicts mixed fortunes for the Asia-Pacific in 2015.
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
December 24, 2014
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
A new document from Beijing outlines a strategy for strengthening ethnic unity in China.
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
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