The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come
October 18, 2014
The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
October 17, 2014
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
ASEAN navies are rapidly acquiring amphibious capabilities. Their intentions, however, remain unclear.
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
October 16, 2014
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
For half a century, China’s nuclear strategy has been surprisingly consistent. Will it remain so?
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
Finding Allies for China
October 16, 2014
Finding Allies for China
China needs to build more alliances to challenge the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific.
Finding Allies for China
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
October 16, 2014
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
The PLA already contests maritime Asia with the United States.
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
Myanmar’s Rohingya Apartheid
October 14, 2014
Myanmar’s Rohingya Apartheid
A new government strategy looks like a blueprint for additional ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar’s Rohingya Apartheid
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
October 14, 2014
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
Like so many others, I was recently targeted in a cold-blooded assassination for speaking out against extremism.
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
India’s Impressive Space Program
October 13, 2014
India’s Impressive Space Program
The recent Mars orbit caps an impressive track record for the country’s space agency.
India’s Impressive Space Program
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
October 11, 2014
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
The questionable health of the supreme leader has prompted debate about an eventual succession.
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
Putting Hong Kong in Historical Context
October 11, 2014
Putting Hong Kong in Historical Context
‘The Occupy Central movement is about a lot of things that concern China’s present and its future.’
Putting Hong Kong in Historical Context
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
October 10, 2014
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
The country’s tourism sector is taking a hit following a high-profile murder case and a bungled police response.
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
October 09, 2014
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
Stalled on scandals, a missile deal has given the defense relationship a shot in the arm.
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
October 09, 2014
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
As it bullies its neighbors, Russia seems to have chosen a short-sighted approach to power.
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
October 08, 2014
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
The country needs a focus on nuclear power, and legislative reform, if it is to avoid an energy crisis.
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
October 08, 2014
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
Not everyone in Hong Kong has supported the protests.
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
October 08, 2014
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
If reaching a permanent agreement by next month’s deadline proves impossible, the West must lock in the status-quo.
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
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