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Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan
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Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan
A look back at the evolution of gay rights in Taiwan -- and the growth of the movement's opposition.
Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
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How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
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How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
Sanctions don't scare Kim Jong-un. The thought of his own people, educated and awakened, does.
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
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Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
A critical mission for the president-elect
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
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Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
In Southeast and Northeast Asia, old partners are drifting away from the U.S. and toward China.
Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
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After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
Park Geun-hye's impeachment heralds prolonged limbo and potential crisis.
After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
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The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
Most analysis of the call overlooks a crucial component: Tsai's own calculations and the domestic reaction on Taiwan.
The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
China's Zimbabwe Risk
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China's Zimbabwe Risk
Political infighting in Zimbabwe threatens China's investments and interests in its "all-weather friend."
China's Zimbabwe Risk
Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
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Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
China and Russia's carefully curated relationship is increasingly having a global impact.
Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
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The People's Republic of the Disappeared
From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
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After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
What is Taiwan looking for from Donald Trump?
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
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The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
Buddhism in Mongolia has always had a strong connection to geopolitics.
The Dalai Lama in Mongolia: 'Tournament of Shadows' Reborn
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
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China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
Despite repudiating American foreign policy, China now borrows heavily from U.S.-style Middle Eastern diplomacy.
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
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Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
What Xi Jinping can learn from Khrushchev's struggles with reform in the Soviet Union.
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
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William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
An Englishman's rise (and fall) in Qing-dynasty China.
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
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Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
Frustration with corrupt and inept local authorities in Shanxi fuels support for Xi Jinping’s push to be core leader.
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
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