Time to Take the Russia-China Axis Seriously
November 04, 2014
Time to Take the Russia-China Axis Seriously
The current partnership between Russia and China is far from temporary.
Time to Take the Russia-China Axis Seriously
Why China Might Beat the US in a Naval Clash
August 06, 2014
Why China Might Beat the US in a Naval Clash
Plus, Australia's position in the Asia-Pacific, the Chinese air force, and more. Mid-week links.
Why China Might Beat the US in a Naval Clash
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
June 18, 2014
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
How Asia’s premier security summit can return to the path of true dialogue.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
Asia Plays the Nazi Blame Game
February 05, 2014
Asia Plays the Nazi Blame Game
After weeks of constant WWI analogies, Asia now debates which country is most like Nazi Germany.
Asia Plays the Nazi Blame Game
The New Age of Nationalism
January 30, 2014
The New Age of Nationalism
The 21st century will be defined by nationalism; not religion or culture.
The New Age of Nationalism
Japan’s Abe to Visit Yasukuni War Shrine
December 26, 2013
Japan’s Abe to Visit Yasukuni War Shrine
In a move certain to inflame regional tensions, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit a controversial WWII shrine.
Japan’s Abe to Visit Yasukuni War Shrine
Taiwan’s Philippines Nationalism: More Benign Than PRC?
May 28, 2013
Taiwan’s Philippines Nationalism: More Benign Than PRC?
Why are Taiwanese and Chinese nationalisms perceived so differently despite emanating from the same source?
Taiwan’s Philippines Nationalism: More Benign Than PRC?
January 31, 2013
China's New Militancy
Chinese leaders’ repeated calls for the PLA to be ready to plan, fight, and win wars is an ominous sign.
China's New Militancy
For China and Japan: The Perfect Distraction?
September 17, 2012
For China and Japan: The Perfect Distraction?
Why the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute serves as a dangerous form of distracting nationalism.
For China and Japan: The Perfect Distraction?
Is China's Global Times Misunderstood?
September 14, 2012
Is China's Global Times Misunderstood?
The Global Times is often considered a ‘hardline’ newspaper. A comprehensive reading of the editorial section tells a different story.
Is China's Global Times Misunderstood?
September 07, 2012
"Resource Nationalism" Clouds Indonesia’s Economic Prospects
While protectionist measures are partly due to the upcoming election, they’re increasingly a fact-of-life in Indonesia.
"Resource Nationalism" Clouds Indonesia’s Economic Prospects
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
September 04, 2012
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
President Lee’s island visit was uncalled for given Japan’s repeated apologies over its past.
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
China's Restrained Nationalism
August 28, 2012
China's Restrained Nationalism
Chinese leaders have displayed more self-control when it comes to sovereignty issues than their counterparts in Asia.
China's Restrained Nationalism
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
August 27, 2012
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
The attack takes place in the backdrop of growing tensions over islands in the East China Sea.
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
A Deadly Brew: Resources, Nationalism, and History
August 17, 2012
A Deadly Brew: Resources, Nationalism, and History
Why China and other nations competing for various islands could use joint-development to ease tensions.
A Deadly Brew: Resources, Nationalism, and History
Why Nationalism is Driving China and Japan Apart
August 03, 2012
Why Nationalism is Driving China and Japan Apart
After an extended period of calm, leaders in Tokyo and Beijing are again allowing their relations to be dictated by domestic politics.
Why Nationalism is Driving China and Japan Apart
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