As Cambodia Approaches China Over the US, It Should Remember Machiavelli's Lessons
August 11, 2015
As Cambodia Approaches China Over the US, It Should Remember Machiavelli's Lessons
Cambodia approaches China, leaving the United States in the dust. Can it retain its freedom?
As Cambodia Approaches China Over the US, It Should Remember Machiavelli's Lessons
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
August 01, 2015
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
Meet the WWII era political scientist who predicted the tilt in the balance of power towards Asia.
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
Asia’s New Geopolitics Takes Shape Around India, Japan, and Australia
July 28, 2015
Asia’s New Geopolitics Takes Shape Around India, Japan, and Australia
Japan, India, and Australia will be instrumental in determining Asia's fate in the 21st century.
Asia’s New Geopolitics Takes Shape Around India, Japan, and Australia
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
July 17, 2015
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
Sure, we have an Iran deal now, but is a nuclear Iran really so unthinkable?
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
Moving Beyond Trilateralism in Asia
June 11, 2015
Moving Beyond Trilateralism in Asia
Are trilaterals a good approach to building common thinking about Asian order?
Moving Beyond Trilateralism in Asia
An India-US Tussle Over Technology Transfer
June 11, 2015
An India-US Tussle Over Technology Transfer
The U.S. and India need to work out important details on technology transfer before they can fully cooperate on defense.
An India-US Tussle Over Technology Transfer
India, Japan and the Geopolitics of Asian Security
June 10, 2015
India, Japan and the Geopolitics of Asian Security
Ankit Panda and Jeff Smith discuss India-Japan relations and the geopolitics of Asian security.
India, Japan and the Geopolitics of Asian Security
India Plucks a Pearl from China's 'String' in Bangladesh?
June 07, 2015
India Plucks a Pearl from China's 'String' in Bangladesh?
Indian cargo vessels will have access to Chittagong port, long seen as one of China's "pearls" on the Indian Ocean.
India Plucks a Pearl from China's 'String' in Bangladesh?
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
June 07, 2015
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
The Indian defense minister may have inadvertently acknowledged the limits of India's conventional deterrence.
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
India 'Acts East': Understanding Modi's Tour of China, Mongolia, and South Korea
May 20, 2015
India 'Acts East': Understanding Modi's Tour of China, Mongolia, and South Korea
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tour of East Asia.
India 'Acts East': Understanding Modi's Tour of China, Mongolia, and South Korea
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
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