The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
East Asia
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Can it last?
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
East Asia
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
Tsai Ing-wen’s victory was greeted with enthusiasm in Tokyo.
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
New Realities, Old Fears: Escalation on the Korean Peninsula
January 28, 2016
New Realities, Old Fears: Escalation on the Korean Peninsula
When tensions rise, history illuminates U.S. and ROK fears of entrapment and abandonment.
New Realities, Old Fears: Escalation on the Korean Peninsula
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
January 25, 2016
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
In its harsh response to the test, Moscow has its eye on a strategic victory.
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
The ASEAN Economic Community: The Force Awakens?
Southeast Asia
The ASEAN Economic Community: The Force Awakens?
The AEC is here, but can it deliver on its promise?
The ASEAN Economic Community: The Force Awakens?
Zimbabwe: China’s ‘All-Weather’ Friend in Africa
January 11, 2016
Zimbabwe: China’s ‘All-Weather’ Friend in Africa
While many worry about China's economy, Zimbabwe adopts the yuan as its international currency.
Zimbabwe: China’s ‘All-Weather’ Friend in Africa
Should Timor-Leste Turn to Portugal?
Southeast Asia
Should Timor-Leste Turn to Portugal?
Rather than waiting for ASEAN, the less conventional option might prove more effective.
Should Timor-Leste Turn to Portugal?
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
January 05, 2016
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
Why Russia’s Asia-Pacific diplomatic outreach struggles to gain traction.
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
New Momentum for India-Russia Relations?
South Asia
New Momentum for India-Russia Relations?
In a state visit, Indian PM Narendra Modi gives the relationship a boost.
New Momentum for India-Russia Relations?
Justin Trudeau and Canada-China Relations
January 01, 2016
Justin Trudeau and Canada-China Relations
Like father, like son?
Justin Trudeau and Canada-China Relations
The Sikkim Anniversary
South Asia
The Sikkim Anniversary
Forty years after joining India, Sikkim continues to trouble Sino-Indian relations.
The Sikkim Anniversary
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
East Asia
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
The implications for U.S. policy of China’s New Counterbalance in Asia and Taiwan’s election.
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
December 28, 2015
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
The Diplomat’s authors look at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Central Asia
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
December 20, 2015
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
The South American country has a growing presence in the Asia-Pacific.
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
Southeast Asia
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
A look at ongoing efforts to manage Washington’s oldest Asian alliance.
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
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