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The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
April 22, 2014
The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
Frequent claims that China has grown more assertive since 2009 ignore the historical record.
The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
April 21, 2014
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
A look at the harsh life of the "ninja" miners of Mongolia.
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
April 19, 2014
Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
Despite development obstacles, Mongolia could boost its economy through careful regional integration.
Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
April 19, 2014
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Japan may be seeking Mongolia's help in approaching North Korea.
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
April 15, 2014
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
As it seeks to reduce its dependence on coal, Beijing’s return to the Silk Road raises some unfamiliar security concerns.
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
April 11, 2014
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
The meeting marks the first time ASEAN ministers have met in the United States.
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
US Promises Increase in Military Aid to Mongolia
April 11, 2014
US Promises Increase in Military Aid to Mongolia
During his stopover in Mongolia, Secretary Hagel promised increased US military aid and training to Mongolia.
US Promises Increase in Military Aid to Mongolia
Elizabeth C. Economy
April 10, 2014
Elizabeth C. Economy
The Diplomat's Justin McDonnell speaks with Elizabeth C. Economy about her recent book on China's quest for resources.
Elizabeth C. Economy
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
April 09, 2014
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
According to a new Pew poll, the Asia-Pacific has the highest level of religious diversity in the world.
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
April 08, 2014
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
In the past year, Mongolia has experienced a vast proliferation of diplomatic contact with its region and the world.
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
April 04, 2014
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
The significance of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Ulan Bator this month should not be overlooked.
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
April 03, 2014
China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
Renewable energy could improve the quality of China’s air, and its international image.
China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
April 02, 2014
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
Ahead of his fourth trip to the region, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US remains committed to the rebalance.
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
March 28, 2014
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
The Crimea incident reflects Putin's domestic aspirations; China is well advised to stay neutral.
Crimea: Ideals and Reality, Glory and Dreams
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
March 24, 2014
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
An icon of a nomadic age now serves as urban housing in Ulan Bator’s underprivileged districts.
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
Taiwan Protesters Issue Ultimatum
March 21, 2014
Taiwan Protesters Issue Ultimatum
Plus, the UN looks at China's human rights, Chinese netizens talk Crimea, and Michelle Obama in China. China links.
Taiwan Protesters Issue Ultimatum
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