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Indonesia's CTBT Step
December 27, 2011
Indonesia's CTBT Step
Indonesia’s decision to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty should be seen as a small but welcome step.
Indonesia's CTBT Step
Why World Should Watch Rason
December 22, 2011
Why World Should Watch Rason
The North Korean free trade zone of Rajin-Sonbong isn’t sparking a revolution. But it’s a key starting point.
Why World Should Watch Rason
Can Kim Muddle Through?
December 21, 2011
Can Kim Muddle Through?
The death of Kim Jong-il has left the Asia-Pacific in a state of flux. Expect things to get complicated next year.
Can Kim Muddle Through?
The U.S.-China Straitjacket
December 21, 2011
The U.S.-China Straitjacket
Asia-Pacific nations need to stop seeing their foreign policy through the prism of U.S.-China balance.
The U.S.-China Straitjacket
Handling North Korea 3.0
December 20, 2011
Handling North Korea 3.0
Kim Jong-un’s biggest challenge in trying to consolidate power could be managing political-military tensions.
Handling North Korea 3.0
The West Philippine Sea?
December 15, 2011
The West Philippine Sea?
The Diplomat speaks with Walden Bello about China, the U.S. role in Asia and renaming the South China Sea.
The West Philippine Sea?
U.S.-Pakistan Ties on Brink
December 13, 2011
U.S.-Pakistan Ties on Brink
With talk of possible coup swirling around Pakistan, the U.S. looks close to losing a key strategic partner.
U.S.-Pakistan Ties on Brink
Tweaking China's Soft Power
December 12, 2011
Tweaking China's Soft Power
China’s soft power is widely talked about. But the country’s leaders will need to show flexibility to make it work.
Tweaking China's Soft Power
Taiwan Presses Forward
December 07, 2011
Taiwan Presses Forward
The Diplomat speaks with Taiwan ambassador to the United States about democracy and international isolation.
Taiwan Presses Forward
Nuclear Iran Good for India?
December 06, 2011
Nuclear Iran Good for India?
A nuclear Iran is looking like a growing possibility. Could this actually be a strategic asset for India?
Nuclear Iran Good for India?
China's
December 02, 2011
China's "Cult of the Military"
China’s PLA has often kept a low profile in the nation’s politics. But its influence over policy may be growing.
China's "Cult of the Military"
Latin America's Pacific Gateway
November 30, 2011
Latin America's Pacific Gateway
The Diplomat speaks with Chile’s ambassador to the United States about his country’s plans in the Asia-Pacific.
Latin America's Pacific Gateway
The Real North Korea Threat
November 29, 2011
The Real North Korea Threat
The WMD threat from Kim Jong-il’s regime is real. But a bigger threat could come from its conventional forces.
The Real North Korea Threat
Taiwan Election Primer
November 24, 2011
Taiwan Election Primer
Taiwan’s upcoming election could play a crucial role in cross-strait relations. CSIS outlines what’s at stake.
Taiwan Election Primer
The Australian Canary
November 23, 2011
The Australian Canary
One of Australia’s top foreign policy commentators is skeptical about the U.S. base deal. It’s a much-needed debate.
The Australian Canary
China's End-to End Censoring
November 21, 2011
China's End-to End Censoring
China’s media crackdown is frequently discussed. But it goes deeper than censoring what newspapers report.
China's End-to End Censoring
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