The People's Republic of the Disappeared
December 06, 2016
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
December 05, 2016
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
What is Taiwan looking for from Donald Trump?
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
December 03, 2016
The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
Buddhism in Mongolia has always had a strong connection to geopolitics.
The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
December 01, 2016
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
From Borneo to Kyrgyzstan, Asia’s indigenous peoples link environmental conservation and preservation of their heritage.
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
India and NATO: Partners in Arms?
November 30, 2016
India and NATO: Partners in Arms?
The time is ripe for increased cooperation between India and the U.S.-led alliance.
India and NATO: Partners in Arms?
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
November 29, 2016
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
Despite repudiating American foreign policy, China now borrows heavily from U.S.-style Middle Eastern diplomacy.
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
November 28, 2016
Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
Regional governments have been underestimating the environmental and economic costs of Mekong dams.
Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
November 25, 2016
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
Forging peace in Mindanao is a far more challenging task than many appreciate.
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
November 24, 2016
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
What Xi Jinping can learn from Khrushchev's struggles with reform in the Soviet Union.
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
November 23, 2016
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
Why India's media was so ready to buy into the idea that Modi boycotted the Non-Aligned Summit.
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
November 23, 2016
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
An Englishman's rise (and fall) in Qing-dynasty China.
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
November 22, 2016
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
Frustration with corrupt and inept local authorities in Shanxi fuels support for Xi Jinping’s push to be core leader.
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
Myanmar’s Opening: Doing Business in Asia’s Final Frontier
November 18, 2016
Myanmar’s Opening: Doing Business in Asia’s Final Frontier
Myanmar looks to be on the path to a prosperous future and a fast-growing, dynamic economy.
Myanmar’s Opening: Doing Business in Asia’s Final Frontier
Evaluating China's Economy
November 18, 2016
Evaluating China's Economy
Can China keep up its growth and deliver on its "harmony" pact with the Chinese people?
Evaluating China's Economy
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
November 16, 2016
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
A visit to China by Germany's economics minister highlighted a blunter approach to bilateral relations.
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief