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Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
December 28, 2016
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
Was the decision to grant PNTR to China a catastrophe or a driver of mutual prosperity?
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
North Korea, Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over President Trump
December 24, 2016
North Korea, Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over President Trump
Pyongyang's hopes that the Trump administration will take a softer approach are misguided.
North Korea, Don't Get Your Hopes Up Over President Trump
The Trouble With John Pilger’s <em>The Coming War on China</em>
December 23, 2016
The Trouble With John Pilger’s The Coming War on China
A closer look at a new documentary.
The Trouble With John Pilger’s The Coming War on China
Why Did India's Media Ignore the Disability Bill?
December 22, 2016
Why Did India's Media Ignore the Disability Bill?
On December 16, India passed a landmark bill. You wouldn't know it from Indian newspapers.
Why Did India's Media Ignore the Disability Bill?
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
Independent Journalism in China Struggles to Survive
December 21, 2016
Independent Journalism in China Struggles to Survive
2016 has been a particularly bad year for non-state controlled media outlets in China.
Independent Journalism in China Struggles to Survive
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
Reforming Taiwan's Immigration Policy
December 21, 2016
Reforming Taiwan's Immigration Policy
Though measures are already in the works, much more remains to be done.
Reforming Taiwan's Immigration Policy
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
December 17, 2016
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
"The pivot to Asia is a pivot to conflict with China."
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
The Case For a New TPP
December 16, 2016
The Case For a New TPP
America did not become "great" by putting itself "first."
The Case For a New TPP
The Problem With the Pivot: Part 1
December 16, 2016
The Problem With the Pivot: Part 1
A critical look at Kurt Campbell's historical case for the U.S. pivot to Asia.
The Problem With the Pivot: Part 1
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
December 15, 2016
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
Discrimination against Ahmadis and other religious minorities adds fuel to the fire of jihadism.
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
When Travel Writing Becomes Propaganda: Sri Lanka Edition
December 14, 2016
When Travel Writing Becomes Propaganda: Sri Lanka Edition
A recent travel piece on the war-torn nation misses the mark badly.
When Travel Writing Becomes Propaganda: Sri Lanka Edition
How Trump Could Feasibly Move Away From the 'One China' Policy
December 14, 2016
How Trump Could Feasibly Move Away From the 'One China' Policy
The "one China" policy is outdated. What would a change actually look like?
How Trump Could Feasibly Move Away From the 'One China' Policy
4 Ways Trump Can Avoid a North Korea Disaster
December 13, 2016
4 Ways Trump Can Avoid a North Korea Disaster
The president-elect should double down on deterrence while he reviews North Korea strategy.
4 Ways Trump Can Avoid a North Korea Disaster
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