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South Korea at a Crossroads
February 24, 2017
South Korea at a Crossroads
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
South Korea at a Crossroads
The New ‘Normal’ in the East China Sea
February 24, 2017
The New ‘Normal’ in the East China Sea
China and Japan are engaged in a long-term test of wills over disputed waters and territory in the East China Sea.
The New ‘Normal’ in the East China Sea
Governing Myanmar
February 24, 2017
Governing Myanmar
The NLD government’s first year in office was difficult, and more challenges remain ahead.
Governing Myanmar
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
February 24, 2017
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
The historical roots and modern-day ramifications of Chinese government attempts to control Vajrayana Buddhism.
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
The Next Generation of China’s Navy
January 30, 2017
The Next Generation of China’s Navy
As China’s navy undergoes a change in leadership, what lies ahead for the rapidly modernizing service?
The Next Generation of China’s Navy
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
January 30, 2017
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
A potent mix of Islamism, anti-communism, and racial prejudice threatens to boil over.
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
January 30, 2017
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
Time may be running out for meaningful reforms, and transitional justice remains just out of reach.
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
Defying Holy Orders: Afghanistan’s LGBT Community
January 30, 2017
Defying Holy Orders: Afghanistan’s LGBT Community
Kabul’s underground LGBT network faces daily discrimination, intimidation, and abuse, including from authorities.
Defying Holy Orders: Afghanistan’s LGBT Community
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
December 31, 2016
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
The Diplomat looks at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
December 27, 2016
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
New realities are shaping Pacific Island states’ relationships with China, Russia, Australia, and the United States.
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
Five Decades of ASEAN: The History of a Political Miracle
December 27, 2016
Five Decades of ASEAN: The History of a Political Miracle
Fifty years after its founding, ASEAN remains central to prosperity in Southeast Asia.
Five Decades of ASEAN: The History of a Political Miracle
Capital Punishment: New Delhi’s Deadly Smog
December 27, 2016
Capital Punishment: New Delhi’s Deadly Smog
Unprecedented pollution in the capital speaks to the severity of India’s air pollution crisis. 
Capital Punishment: New Delhi’s Deadly Smog
Women Will Save Japan
December 01, 2016
Women Will Save Japan
Improving women's political and economic participation will be central to preserving Japan's status as a global heavyweight.
Women Will Save Japan
Kazakhstan at 25
December 01, 2016
Kazakhstan at 25
The last Soviet republic to declare independence has come a long way since 1991, but challenges remain.
Kazakhstan at 25
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
December 01, 2016
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Congress will do far more than determine China’s next leaders. It will decide the fate of the Communist Party itself.
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Pivot, Past And Future
December 01, 2016
The Pivot, Past And Future
Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is in (largely homegrown) trouble.
The Pivot, Past And Future
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