Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
November 05, 2014
Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
While Hong Kong protests, is it really the case that democracy could never take root on the mainland?
Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
October 17, 2014
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
One South Korean company has exported 3.16 million tear gas shells to 24 countries since 2011. Most went to Bahrain.
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
Why Is China Interested in a Volatile Yemen?
June 04, 2014
Why Is China Interested in a Volatile Yemen?
China’s stake in the Middle East has prompted it to expand relations with the region's most vulnerable country.
Why Is China Interested in a Volatile Yemen?
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
May 18, 2014
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
Chinese position on the Syrian crisis shows the consistency of its foreign policy.
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
March 27, 2014
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
Large-scale urbanization is an economic necessity for China, but a political risk for the Chinese Communist Party.
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
February 15, 2014
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Washington must take steps to assuage the concerns of friendly nations in the region.
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
February 06, 2014
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
Asia’s economic slowdown threatens to disrupt the Persian Gulf monarchies that were able to weather the Arab Spring.
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
January 22, 2014
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
The nuclear issue may be defused for now, but multiple factors could continue to undermine relations.
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
January 04, 2014
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
The CCP has a history of monitoring political unrest around the world closely. The Arab Spring is no different.
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
South Korea’s Tear Gas
December 26, 2013
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Shipments of the agent to Bahrain reveal the country’s uncertainty in its role as a middle power.
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
September 22, 2013
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
In Cyber War Will Not Take Place, Thomas Rid argues that cyber attacks will bring peace.
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
August 16, 2013
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
Events in Egypt are proving to be every bit as complicated for Beijing as they are for the US.
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
June 12, 2013
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Diplomat spoke with the Pakistani hosts of BBC Urdu’s first TV program.
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
May 09, 2013
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
David Cohen offers possible reasons behind China’s efforts at Middle East peace.
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
February 22, 2013
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
Although sharing many of the same problems as Arab societies, the Arab Spring never arrived in Beijing. Why?
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
Russia, China on
October 29, 2012
Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World
“There is a point at which non-interference becomes complicity in mass murder.”
Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World
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