North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
October 29, 2014
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
October 28, 2014
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Mercantilism in trade agreement rules-setting makes weaker economies slaves to the interests of economic hegemons.
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
The Geopolitics of Nepal's Federal Structure
October 27, 2014
The Geopolitics of Nepal's Federal Structure
Powerful neighbors and ethnic concerns complicate the drafting of Nepal’s constitution.
The Geopolitics of Nepal's Federal Structure
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
October 27, 2014
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
The United States and China should establish an advance launch notification agreement for long-range missile systems.
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
October 26, 2014
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Some of Afghanistan’s warlords have decided to buy into the political process.
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
October 24, 2014
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
However, a jihadist consolidation could take place in the future.
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
October 24, 2014
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi embody a larger struggle in Vietnam between traditional culture and modernity.
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
October 23, 2014
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history.
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
Following the New Silk Road
October 22, 2014
Following the New Silk Road
Experts are skeptical of the future of what is essentially America’s exit strategy for Afghanistan.
Following the New Silk Road
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
October 21, 2014
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
October 20, 2014
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Can ASEAN members join forces on defense procurement? It’s more complex than it seems.
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
October 18, 2014
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
The WHO says East Asia is more prepared for Ebola than any other region. Still, it must keep its guard up.
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
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?
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