When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
May 05, 2016
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
A newly declassified transcript provides insight into a fascinating point in U.S.-China relations.
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
Is it Obvious Why India Cares About Nuclear Weapons?
April 29, 2016
Is it Obvious Why India Cares About Nuclear Weapons?
Was India looking for prestige? Was it looking for security? What about both?
Is it Obvious Why India Cares About Nuclear Weapons?
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
April 22, 2016
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
India has acknowledged that there may not be a good legal case for the return of the diamond.
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
April 08, 2016
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Chinese role in Cuba during the Cold War paid dividends domestically for Mao Zedong.
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
March 29, 2016
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
Discovering how most Muslims see their holy book means treading between the two extremes of radical Islam and liberal Western scholarship.
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
March 21, 2016
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
The North Vietnamese government lobbied extensively to rally international support to its cause during the 60s and 70s.
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
March 07, 2016
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
Historically and culturally, the Middle East and Southeast Asia have been tethered to India and China respectively.
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
Remembering the Partition of India
March 05, 2016
Remembering the Partition of India
Speaking to Nisid Hajari, journalist and author of Midnight’s Fury: The Deadly Legacy of Indian Partition.
Remembering the Partition of India
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
February 19, 2016
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
2,500 years after his death, Cyrus the Great's tomb in Iran remains a site of mystery and wonder.
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
A Brief History of Balochistan
February 12, 2016
A Brief History of Balochistan
How did the Baloch nation come to be?
A Brief History of Balochistan
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
January 22, 2016
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
The ideological struggle driving the Sino-Soviet split stopped mattering in the end.
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
January 22, 2016
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
The January Harvest in South Asia
January 16, 2016
The January Harvest in South Asia
India's winter harvest is celebrated all across the country.
The January Harvest in South Asia
The Truth Behind the Maratha Empire in India
January 05, 2016
The Truth Behind the Maratha Empire in India
A new film in India sparked a debate about the nature of the Maratha Empire.
The Truth Behind the Maratha Empire in India
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
December 24, 2015
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
What would China’s history look like if Chiang Kai-shek had ignored George C. Marshall’s request in 1946?
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
December 04, 2015
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
Asians' perceptions of seapower have changed over time, but not as much as you'd think.
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
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