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The Case for Engaging North Korea
East Asia
The Case for Engaging North Korea
The best path to long-term stability is encouraging economic reform and growth in the DPRK.
The Case for Engaging North Korea
After the Summit: Where Do US-China Relations Go From Here?
April 11, 2017
After the Summit: Where Do US-China Relations Go From Here?
What's Beijing’s regional strategy in 2017, how should Washington respond, and where did the Xi-Trump summit fit in?
After the Summit: Where Do US-China Relations Go From Here?
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
South Asia
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
Southeast Asia
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
How the new administration should approach Southeast Asia and ASEAN.
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
Nepal's India-China Balancing Act Put to the Test
South Asia
Nepal's India-China Balancing Act Put to the Test
Prachanda's recent outreach to China is his latest attempt to balance ties with both Nepal's neighbors.
Nepal's India-China Balancing Act Put to the Test
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
East Asia
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
Morocco is actively courting more Chinese investment and closer ties.
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
February 23, 2017
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
The India-Bangladesh Wall: Lessons for Trump
South Asia
The India-Bangladesh Wall: Lessons for Trump
Border fences are not particularly effective, but they are enormously expensive.
The India-Bangladesh Wall: Lessons for Trump
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Southeast Asia
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Trump’s second act in the South China Sea will have to be stronger than his first.
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
Southeast Asia
The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
A visit to Beijing by Vietnam's Communist Party chief underscored a major shift in Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations.
The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
South Asia
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
“India will be a leading author in the next chapter of world politics.”
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
January 24, 2017
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
U.S. and Chinese experts offer their outlooks on the bilateral relationship in the coming year.
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
India and China's Tug of War Over Nepal
South Asia
India and China's Tug of War Over Nepal
Nepal's politicians face increasing pressure from both China and India.
India and China's Tug of War Over Nepal
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
South Asia
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
How are the Taliban and Kabul faring in their diplomatic tug-of-war over Afghanistan's neighbors?
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
Oceania
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
New realities are shaping Pacific Island states’ relationships with China, Russia, Australia, and the United States.
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
East Asia
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
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