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12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests
December 28, 2016
The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests
How much do Indian and Russian interests converge in the 21st century?
The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
December 27, 2016
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
The thought of a failed nuclear-armed state next door is worrying India more and more.
Is Pakistan’s Stability in India’s Interest?
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
December 09, 2016
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
What will the Obama administration leave the incoming administration on Asia defense policy?
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
December 07, 2016
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
Evidence is gathering that India and Afghanistan will band together to counter Pakistan.
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
November 09, 2016
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
The election of Trump may herald the end of the postwar order.
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
November 03, 2016
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
The India-Nepal reset continues, with the first Indian presidential visit to Nepal in 18 years.
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
October 31, 2016
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
October 20, 2016
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss royal succession in Thailand.
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
The Indus Waters Treaty Is Here to Stay
October 10, 2016
The Indus Waters Treaty Is Here to Stay
India cannot easily and will not abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty.
The Indus Waters Treaty Is Here to Stay
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
October 10, 2016
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez outlined Manila's plans for economic cooperation with China.
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
Imagining South Asia Without Pakistan
October 06, 2016
Imagining South Asia Without Pakistan
What are the geopolitical advantages and disadvantages of there being no Pakistan?
Imagining South Asia Without Pakistan
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
October 04, 2016
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the recent Indian "surgical strikes" and U.S.-ASEAN defense diplomacy.
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
Russia Wants to De-Hyphenate India and Pakistan. Should Delhi Worry?
September 27, 2016
Russia Wants to De-Hyphenate India and Pakistan. Should Delhi Worry?
Moscow’s recent attempt to de-hyphenate its relations with Pakistan and India will only frustrate New Dehli.
Russia Wants to De-Hyphenate India and Pakistan. Should Delhi Worry?
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