A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
September 15, 2014
A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
With its treatment of Gao Zhisheng, Beijing shows the extent to which it fears the rule of law.
A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
September 13, 2014
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
What implications will the war on the Islamic State have for U.S. power in the Asia-Pacific?
East Asia and America's War on the Caliphate
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
September 11, 2014
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
A majority of Chinese believe their country will go to war with Japan in the future.
Most Chinese Expect War With Japan
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
September 10, 2014
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
India's external affairs minister is in Kabul. Can she help defuse the electoral crisis in Afghanistan?
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
September 09, 2014
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Some possible inspiration that might help the two leaders get China-Japan relations back on track.
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
September 05, 2014
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will make her first trip to China since assuming her current position.
Obama Advisor Susan Rice to Visit China
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
September 04, 2014
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
Beijing's approach to Hong Kong is a blow to larger hopes for Chinese democracy.
Hong Kong and China: Mourning the Democracy Dream
What Can We Do to Tackle Disaster Risks in Small Island Developing States?
September 01, 2014
What Can We Do to Tackle Disaster Risks in Small Island Developing States?
Vulnerable to natural disasters, small islands developing states need both local and global expertise.
What Can We Do to Tackle Disaster Risks in Small Island Developing States?
Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
August 31, 2014
Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
Instead of shifting blame for ISIS's rise, the West and its allies should look in the mirror.
Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
August 29, 2014
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
How Singapore can play a central role in mediating Southeast Asian territorial disputes.
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
Why Militant Groups Succeed
August 27, 2014
Why Militant Groups Succeed
The success of IS and other militant and rebel groups can be explained by an Arab historian.
Why Militant Groups Succeed
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
August 26, 2014
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
Becoming too dependent on China will have disastrous economic and political consequences for Taiwan.
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
August 26, 2014
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Iranian influence in Iraq is creating the conditions for ISIS to thrive.
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
August 26, 2014
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
Bringing the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ will need a change of national identity narrative in South Korea.
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
 Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
August 25, 2014
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
As sanctions prove ineffective, information is the key to penetrating the Hermit Kingdom.
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
August 25, 2014
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
The debate over whether the U.S. would aid Japan in a fight against China misses the crucial question.
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
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