A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
May 13, 2015
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
According to Djibouti's president, China is looking to set up its first overseas naval base in his country.
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
South Asia Is Shooting Itself in the Foot on Trade
May 07, 2015
South Asia Is Shooting Itself in the Foot on Trade
South Asia's geography once encouraged regional trade. Geopolitical rivalries have wiped away that legacy.
South Asia Is Shooting Itself in the Foot on Trade
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
May 01, 2015
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
A deepening U.S.-Japan alliance might actually hurt Japan's security interests
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
Pakistan's Neutrality in the Yemen Crisis: Brought to You by China
April 28, 2015
Pakistan's Neutrality in the Yemen Crisis: Brought to You by China
As the weather changes in Saudi-Pakistani relations, Pakistan will look to its "all-weather" partner China.
Pakistan's Neutrality in the Yemen Crisis: Brought to You by China
<i>Geography and World Power</i> at 100
April 25, 2015
Geography and World Power at 100
An important work of geopolitics was written 100 years ago.
Geography and World Power at 100
With China's Help, the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Might Finally Happen
April 10, 2015
With China's Help, the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Might Finally Happen
The long and complicated story of the pipeline that was ... and then wasn't ... and now might be.
With China's Help, the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Might Finally Happen
Recap: A Community Conversation with <em>Flashpoints</em> Authors
April 07, 2015
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
On March 31, 2015, Flashpoints authors spoke to Reddit's /r/geopolitics community. Here are the highlights.
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
March 12, 2015
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
Pakistan may be Saudi Arabia's best bet for a strong long-term security guarantee.
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
March 06, 2015
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
Russia is intent on returning to classic geopolitics backed up by naval power.
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
February 25, 2015
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
Although unlikely in the near future, the three powers share interests that bind them and pose a challenge to the U.S.
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
February 21, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
Plus, ISIS, public opinion in Myanmar, the Chinese military's weaknesses, aircraft carriers, and more. Weekend links.
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
January 28, 2015
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
China and India’s rivalry threatens peace in the Indian Ocean basin. It’s also sparking a needed flood of development.
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
January 17, 2015
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
Plus, India's DRDO sacks its head, Afghanistan and Pakistan relations, PLA infantry, and more. Weekend links.
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
January 10, 2015
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
The Diplomat's editors kick off 2015 with a discussion of the geopolitical trends to watch in the Asia-Pacific.
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
December 29, 2014
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
Don't hold your breath for a major shift in India-Russia relations in 2015.
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
December 27, 2014
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
A recent essay by Robert Kaplan offers fascinating insight into South Asia's political stability.
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
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