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Return of the Warlords
March 16, 2010
Return of the Warlords
As villages in Afghanistan turn to private militias for security, Sanjay Kumar asks if such outfits mark a return to warlordism.
Return of the Warlords
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
March 15, 2010
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
Strange, ritualistic and stuck in a time warp—it’s easy to discount the annual People’s Congress. And a mistake, says Minxin Pei.
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
March 12, 2010
'Jihadists Take Nuclear Step'
Recent terrorist trends show some worrying signs, says Rajeev Sharma. Are they infiltrating Pakistan’s last line of defence?
'Jihadists Take Nuclear Step'
March 11, 2010
Japan Embracing China?
The Diplomat speaks with Caroline Rose, author of ‘Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?’ about Sino-Japanese ties, the US-Japan alliance and the prospects for an East Asia Community.
Japan Embracing China?
China’s Arctic Play
March 09, 2010
China’s Arctic Play
An admiral stakes a territorial claim—and it looks like there’s more to come.
China’s Arctic Play
India’s Many Tongues
March 08, 2010
India’s Many Tongues
Can a billion people be shepherded toward a single language? And should India’s government try? Shreyasi Singh investigates.
India’s Many Tongues
March 05, 2010
US Eyeing Asian Arms Race?
Sparking one might be the best chance the US has of maintaining its traditional air combat superiority, says David Axe.
US Eyeing Asian Arms Race?
March 04, 2010
E-mailing in Political Change
Can a political party change an oppressive system from abroad? Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, hopes so.
E-mailing in Political Change
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
March 02, 2010
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
A US handover of wartime control of forces to its South Korean hosts has locals torn between sovereignty and security guarantees.
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
March 01, 2010
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
Don’t expect any progress in ties until Pakistan’s military sees something in it for itself, says Sumit Ganguly.
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
February 26, 2010
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
The London conference on Afghanistan’s future was wishful thinking. For real stability, look to China, India, Russia–and Iran.
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
February 25, 2010
Climate Change = War?
Missed in the debate over climate change has been the strategic implications, says Rajeev Sharma. In Asia they could be catastrophic.
Climate Change = War?
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
February 24, 2010
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
Signs of a decaying North Korean regime are a reminder of allied failures, says Christian Whiton. Time to weaken it from within.
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
February 22, 2010
The ‘A’ Word
Malaysia’s has carefully crafted an image as a multi-cultural home for the world’s races and religions. But this picture of harmony is being challenged from all sides–by the government, in the courts and from the pulpit. Luke Hunt travels across the country to report on why.
The ‘A’ Word
February 19, 2010
China’s Russian Invasion
Russian officials have mused openly about the prospects of a de facto takeover of the country’s Far East by Chinese immigrants (legal and illegal alike) reports Joshua Kucera. But a booming Chinese economy and disaffection with Moscow might actually be pushing Russians the other way.
China’s Russian Invasion
Last Shot in Afghanistan
February 19, 2010
Last Shot in Afghanistan
The Diplomat speaks with Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, about the security situation in Afghanistan, talking with the Taliban and the prospects for stability once US-led forces withdraw.
Last Shot in Afghanistan
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