Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
Southeast Asia
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
Australia and the US have very different approaches to engaging with Vietnam on its human rights record.
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
India’s Space Diplomacy
South Asia
India’s Space Diplomacy
The country’s burgeoning space sector could be a useful foreign policy tool.
India’s Space Diplomacy
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
East Asia
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
China-US Reconciliation and the East Asian Security Order
East Asia
China-US Reconciliation and the East Asian Security Order
China and the US need to make another grand bargain and transform the regional security order.
China-US Reconciliation and the East Asian Security Order
Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?
South Asia
Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?
In contrast to the public posturing, the relationship on the ground is more complex and multilayered.
Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?
China's Role in the Middle East
July 17, 2014
China's Role in the Middle East
Dr. John Calabrese on what's at stake for China in Iraq and Beijing's strategy for Middle East engagement.
China's Role in the Middle East
China and Strategic Imbalance
July 14, 2014
China and Strategic Imbalance
‘This is the decade of power transitions in Asia.’
China and Strategic Imbalance
The Geopolitics of Sino-Russian Rapprochement
July 11, 2014
The Geopolitics of Sino-Russian Rapprochement
As Beijing and Moscow make nice, how should Washington respond?
The Geopolitics of Sino-Russian Rapprochement
Indonesia: A Bigger Role in the South China Sea?
Southeast Asia
Indonesia: A Bigger Role in the South China Sea?
As Indonesia goes to the polls, the expectations of its international partners are growing.
Indonesia: A Bigger Role in the South China Sea?
Seoul’s Middle-Power Turn in Samarkand?
East Asia
Seoul’s Middle-Power Turn in Samarkand?
Park Geun-hye’s recent trip to Central Asia was a great deal more than it seemed.
Seoul’s Middle-Power Turn in Samarkand?
EU in Asia: Between a Pivot and a Look East
July 03, 2014
EU in Asia: Between a Pivot and a Look East
The security architecture in Asia is changing rapidly, and the EU needs to respond.
EU in Asia: Between a Pivot and a Look East
History Lessons for China and Japan
East Asia
History Lessons for China and Japan
Both countries have shown the ability to accommodate and cooperate in the past. Can they do so again?
History Lessons for China and Japan
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
East Asia
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
Taiwan needs to decide on a plan for its remaining diplomatic allies before it is too late.
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
South Asia
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
India is likely to pursue a pragmatic approach toward Sri Lanka, one less shackled by Tamil Nadu politics.
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
China and the US: Destined to Cooperate?
East Asia
China and the US: Destined to Cooperate?
Geography, economics, and energy will all push America and China closer together.
China and the US: Destined to Cooperate?
The Complex China-South Korea Relationship
East Asia
The Complex China-South Korea Relationship
An upcoming visit by Xi Jinping to South Korea will likely leave much unsaid.
The Complex China-South Korea Relationship
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