Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
Southeast Asia
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
The debate over maritime jurisdiction is an old one.
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Central Asia
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
Southeast Asia
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
A closer look at a basic yet poorly understood question.
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
Signs and Symbols on the Sino-Russian Border
East Asia
Signs and Symbols on the Sino-Russian Border
A rare glimpse at the border between China and Russia, on a recently divided island.
Signs and Symbols on the Sino-Russian Border
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016
Interview: Patrick Mendis
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena
Interview: Patrick Mendis
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
Southeast Asia
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
"We want to declare to the U.S. embassy and to all the other countries, there are no Rohingya in our country."
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
Central Asia
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
Georgia has become a major hub for China's Silk Road plans, despite being left out entirely in the early stages.
Georgia: The Key to China's 'Belt and Road'
Nepal and Its Neighbors
South Asia
Nepal and Its Neighbors
Changing dynamics between Nepal, China, and India highlight the need for deft diplomacy in Kathmandu.
Nepal and Its Neighbors
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
April 27, 2016
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
How balancing failures are actually extending U.S. hegemony.
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
Indonesia’s Hesitancy on the Global Stage
Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s Hesitancy on the Global Stage
The country has long punched below its weight when it comes to foreign affairs.
Indonesia’s Hesitancy on the Global Stage
The Iran-North Korea Connection
East Asia
The Iran-North Korea Connection
Iran and North Korea have a long history of military cooperation and technology exchanges.
The Iran-North Korea Connection
China's Mediterranean Odyssey
East Asia
China's Mediterranean Odyssey
China has bought Greece’s Piraeus port, but how realistic is Beijing's Mediterranean dream?
China's Mediterranean Odyssey
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
Southeast Asia
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
To maintain its position in the South China Sea, Vietnam needs a strong Russia.
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
India’s ASEAN Approach: Acting East
South Asia
India’s ASEAN Approach: Acting East
How India's approach to ASEAN has evolved, and where it stands now.
India’s ASEAN Approach: Acting East
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
April 03, 2016
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
Host nation Laos is doing its very best to make sure they don’t.
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
Central Asia
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
The Kyrgyz-Uzbek border has rarely been tranquil, but the latest escalation is significant.
An Absence of Diplomacy: The Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Dispute
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