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February 21, 2012
ASEAN Ready for Global Role?
As ASEAN countries try to balance China and the United States, are members ready for the global big time?
ASEAN Ready for Global Role?
February 20, 2012
Iran, West Head for Showdown
The West is putting pressure on to tighten the screws over Iran’s nuclear program. But will it work?
Iran, West Head for Showdown
Security and the Life Sciences
February 16, 2012
Security and the Life Sciences
The recent announcement that scientists created a version of H5N1 influenza virus has implications for Asia.
Security and the Life Sciences
Russia Does its Own Pivot
February 14, 2012
Russia Does its Own Pivot
Russia is increasingly paying attention to developments in Asia. But are positions on Iran and Syria hurting it?
Russia Does its Own Pivot
Taiwan's Election Beacon
February 13, 2012
Taiwan's Election Beacon
Last month’s election in Taiwan had mainlanders talking. The peaceful way it was contested offers China hope.
Taiwan's Election Beacon
February 07, 2012
Kim Jong-un's Campaign
It’s too early to say if Kim Jong-un will continue his father’s military first policies. But it looks that way.
Kim Jong-un's Campaign
The Road to Rio+20
February 01, 2012
The Road to Rio+20
This year’s Rio+20 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development has big implications, including for Asia.
The Road to Rio+20
Congress’ Weak China Hand
January 27, 2012
Congress’ Weak China Hand
The U.S. Congress can be a tough critic of Barack Obama’s China policy. But its done little to slow it.
Congress’ Weak China Hand
Iran Gets Close to Iraq
January 24, 2012
Iran Gets Close to Iraq
With the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Iraq, Iran has been happy to step in as a new ally for Baghdad.
Iran Gets Close to Iraq
Seoul and Beijing’s Troubled Ties
January 20, 2012
Seoul and Beijing’s Troubled Ties
This month’s summit between Lee Myung-bak and Hu Jintao highlighted the strains between Beijing and Seoul.
Seoul and Beijing’s Troubled Ties
January 18, 2012
U.S. Military's A2/AD Challenge
The Pentagon’s Joint Operational Access Concept breathes new life into discussion of Anti-Access/Area Denial.
U.S. Military's A2/AD Challenge
Nepal Balances Interests
January 17, 2012
Nepal Balances Interests
The Diplomat speaks with Nepal’s ambassador to the United States about Tibet, India and ties with China.
Nepal Balances Interests
January 16, 2012
A Path for North Korean Reform?
The time might be ripe for other nations to encourage Chinese-style economic reforms in North Korea. Maybe.
A Path for North Korean Reform?
Asia’s Nuclear Footprints
January 11, 2012
Asia’s Nuclear Footprints
Asia’s ability to ensure the region’s nuclear arms are properly managed will depend on the actions of 3 nations.
Asia’s Nuclear Footprints
January 04, 2012
The Danger of Monotone Asia
Asia needs competing voices and ideas if it is to prosper. No single nation should be seen as speaking for it.
The Danger of Monotone Asia
India, Japan Ties Blossom
January 02, 2012
India, Japan Ties Blossom
Ties between India and Japan have started to blossom this past year. There’s plenty of space for more growth.
India, Japan Ties Blossom
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