China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
June 10, 2014
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
By raising the oil rig dispute with Vietnam at the UN, China risks setting a dangerous precedent for itself.
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
April 25, 2014
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
ASEAN will slowly develop and evolve regional peacekeeping coordination capacity.
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
April 10, 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Iran's new ambassadorial nominee to the UN was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
January 22, 2014
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
By not inviting Iran to the Syria summit, the UN has guaranteed Tehran will have not stake in its outcome.
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
December 20, 2013
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
China is sending a naval escort to assist with the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons. Is that a big deal?
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
Putting Iran’s
September 23, 2013
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Iran’s recent charm offensive is likely a ruse. But the only way to find out is to try diplomacy.
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
September 21, 2013
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
A new survey finds that support for the UN is highest in the Asia-Pacific. China is a notable exception.
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
September 10, 2013
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
China’s own sense of vulnerability, not its rivalry with the US, accounts for its opposition to a Syrian intervention.
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
August 13, 2013
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
Plus, a Chinese cargo ship attempts to transverse the Arctic route to Europe. Monday China links.
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
August 09, 2013
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
A historical transformation is underway as China begins sending combat forces to UN operations.
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
A Global Call to Arms Control
July 15, 2013
A Global Call to Arms Control
Nine years after UNSC 1540 passed, progress remains uneven and incomplete.
A Global Call to Arms Control
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
May 23, 2013
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
Japan’s refusal to subsidize pro-North Korean schools in Japan “constitutes discrimination” a UN committee claims.
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
Viewing North Korea’s Nuclear Test through a South Asian Lens
February 14, 2013
Viewing North Korea’s Nuclear Test through a South Asian Lens
North Korea’s recent nuclear test has renewed suspicions over ties with Pakistan.
Viewing North Korea’s Nuclear Test through a South Asian Lens
What Will WTO Membership Mean for Laos?
February 07, 2013
What Will WTO Membership Mean for Laos?
Laos’ recent WTO membership stands to benefit the country significantly. But the gains will take work.
What Will WTO Membership Mean for Laos?
Hun Sen’s Battle for Middle Earth
January 29, 2013
Hun Sen’s Battle for Middle Earth
Cambodia has certainly endured its share of turbulent times. Its long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen will soon go to the polls. The Diplomat profiles him here.
Hun Sen’s Battle for Middle Earth
Human Rights Plague Cambodia's UN Bid
October 24, 2012
Human Rights Plague Cambodia's UN Bid
Becoming a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council once seemed assured. Not anymore.
Human Rights Plague Cambodia's UN Bid
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