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India and China's Tug of War Over Nepal
January 06, 2017
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
January 03, 2017
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
December 27, 2016
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
December 23, 2016
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
December 16, 2016
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
A critical mission for the president-elect
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
December 15, 2016
Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
In Southeast and Northeast Asia, old partners are drifting away from the U.S. and toward China.
Is the US Losing East Asia to China?
China's Zimbabwe Risk
December 07, 2016
China's Zimbabwe Risk
Political infighting in Zimbabwe threatens China's investments and interests in its "all-weather friend."
China's Zimbabwe Risk
Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
December 07, 2016
Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
China and Russia's carefully curated relationship is increasingly having a global impact.
Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'
The Pivot, Past And Future
December 01, 2016
The Pivot, Past And Future
Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is in (largely homegrown) trouble.
The Pivot, Past And Future
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
November 29, 2016
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
Despite repudiating American foreign policy, China now borrows heavily from U.S.-style Middle Eastern diplomacy.
China's Approach to the Middle East Looks Familiar
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
November 23, 2016
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
Why India's media was so ready to buy into the idea that Modi boycotted the Non-Aligned Summit.
The Myth of India’s Non-Aligned Boycott
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
November 16, 2016
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
A visit to China by Germany's economics minister highlighted a blunter approach to bilateral relations.
China and Germany: The Honeymoon Is Over
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
November 10, 2016
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
A closer look at what America’s incoming president might do.
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
November 09, 2016
Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
Russia realizes the importance of partnership with China, but remains suspicious and cautious.
Can China's Ambitious OBOR Mesh With Russian Plans in Eurasia?
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
November 08, 2016
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
A deeper look at what lies ahead for the next administration.
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
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