China’s Myanmar Conundrum
Southeast Asia
China’s Myanmar Conundrum
Myanmar’s domestic politics are central to China’s strategic interests, and are testing Beijing’s core principles.
China’s Myanmar Conundrum
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
April 21, 2015
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
The vulnerable Asia-Pacific needs broader engagement in disaster planning
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
Australia, MIKTA and the Middle Power Question
Oceania
Australia, MIKTA and the Middle Power Question
A seemingly semantic debate is revealing of Australia’s international ambitions and its place in the world.
Australia, MIKTA and the Middle Power Question
Diplomatic Access: Japan
April 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Japan
Japan's ambassador to the U.S. on the U.S.-Japan alliance, the TPP, and overcoming China-Japan tensions.
Diplomatic Access: Japan
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
April 15, 2015
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
A worldview based on "unsentimental calculations of the balance of power" and an understanding of human nature.
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
Sino-Russian Relations and the Lessons of 1996
April 13, 2015
Sino-Russian Relations and the Lessons of 1996
A watershed year for Russia’s ties with China shows the role of domestic politics in driving “great power relations.”
Sino-Russian Relations and the Lessons of 1996
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
Central Asia
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
A nuclear agreement is great, but Tehran will continue to have an adversarial, hostile relationship with the West.
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’
April 10, 2015
China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’
Might the U.S. and China be repeating the mistakes that led to the improbable wars of the past?
China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
Southeast Asia
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
A recent visit embodies the astonishing change in bilateral relations.
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
How China Can Perfect Its 'Silk Road' Strategy
April 09, 2015
How China Can Perfect Its 'Silk Road' Strategy
The challenges facing China's Silk Road strategy -- and how to overcome them.
How China Can Perfect Its 'Silk Road' Strategy
Ukraine and the Russia-China Axis
April 02, 2015
Ukraine and the Russia-China Axis
Current U.S. policy on the Ukraine crisis is driving Russia into China’s embrace.
Ukraine and the Russia-China Axis
An Evolution in China-India Relations?
South Asia
An Evolution in China-India Relations?
Modi's election last year has brought some noticeable changes to relations between Asia’s two great powers.
An Evolution in China-India Relations?
America’s Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: On Track
April 01, 2015
America’s Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: On Track
The Asia rebalance is the most misunderstood foreign policy initiative of the Obama presidency.
America’s Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: On Track
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
Southeast Asia
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
Will Russian use of Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay derail improving Hanoi-Washington ties?
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
South Asia
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
To surpass China in Sri Lanka, India needs to pursue proactive and dynamic diplomacy.
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
March 25, 2015
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
Russia’s traditional dominance of Central Asia is being tested by China’s economic appeal.
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
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