Search
China’s Struggling Middle Class Deserves Better
February 06, 2016
China’s Struggling Middle Class Deserves Better
“There should be no circuit breaker for policy reform.”
China’s Struggling Middle Class Deserves Better
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
February 06, 2016
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
Also a look at Kazakhstan’s developmental state of mind and its economic hurdles: recommended reads.
What Should U.S. Policy in Central Asia Be?
 How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
February 05, 2016
How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
Recent numbers indicate that some members of the bloc may be more insulated from a downturn than initially thought.
How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
TPP: The Ratification Race is On
February 05, 2016
TPP: The Ratification Race is On
All eyes will be on the United States (and Japan), which can make or break the massive free trade agreement.
TPP: The Ratification Race is On
Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
February 04, 2016
Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
The country’s plan for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is taking shape.
Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
Interview: China Stocks
February 04, 2016
Interview: China Stocks
Shanghai might be struggling, but look to Shenzhen.
Interview: China Stocks
More ISIS Attacks in Indonesia Likely Amid Leadership Rivalry: Report
February 04, 2016
More ISIS Attacks in Indonesia Likely Amid Leadership Rivalry: Report
Battle for influence among pro-ISIS groups likely to fuel violence, a new report argues.
More ISIS Attacks in Indonesia Likely Amid Leadership Rivalry: Report
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal: Case Not Closed With Ongoing International Probes
February 02, 2016
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal: Case Not Closed With Ongoing International Probes
Investigations abroad continue to haunt the nation's premier despite efforts to downplay the scandal at home.
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal: Case Not Closed With Ongoing International Probes
Cambodia Now ASEAN’s Most Corrupt Country
February 02, 2016
Cambodia Now ASEAN’s Most Corrupt Country
The country records the region's worst score in Transparency International’s annual corruption index.
Cambodia Now ASEAN’s Most Corrupt Country
Taiwan: 1992 Consensus on Shaky Ground
February 01, 2016
Taiwan: 1992 Consensus on Shaky Ground
It is time to remove the ambiguity.
Taiwan: 1992 Consensus on Shaky Ground
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
February 01, 2016
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
China's intelligentsia continue to grapple with just how they relate to the state.
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
Incentivizing Multilateralism in the South China Sea
January 31, 2016
Incentivizing Multilateralism in the South China Sea
How might claimants encourage a multilateral approach to the troubled waters?
Incentivizing Multilateralism in the South China Sea
Vietnam’s Economic Reforms to Continue Under New Leadership
January 30, 2016
Vietnam’s Economic Reforms to Continue Under New Leadership
Re-elected General Secretary Trong has no intention of slowing down economic reforms.
Vietnam’s Economic Reforms to Continue Under New Leadership
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
January 29, 2016
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
North Korea tied for the worst score in Transparency International's report, but South Korea has its issues as well.
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
Singapore’s New Political Reforms: What You Need to Know
January 29, 2016
Singapore’s New Political Reforms: What You Need to Know
The city-state premier has proposed key changes to the electoral system.
Singapore’s New Political Reforms: What You Need to Know
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
January 29, 2016
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
Tsai Ing-wen’s victory was greeted with enthusiasm in Tokyo.
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief