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Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?
East Asia
Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?
Despite talk of an emerging China-Russia alliance, Moscow fears growing Chinese dominance in the east.
Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?
India and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific
South Asia
India and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific
India will need to demonstrate diplomatic skill in this emerging region. Working with Australia would be a good start.
India and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific
The China vs. India News War
South Asia
The China vs. India News War
A look at how Beijing and New Delhi are spinning events across their border.
The China vs. India News War
Sunk Costs: China and the Pirates
September 26, 2013
Sunk Costs: China and the Pirates
China’s response to piracy has had broader implications for its overall foreign policy. Part one of a two-part series.
Sunk Costs: China and the Pirates
Shinzo Abe’s Diplomatic Mission
East Asia
Shinzo Abe’s Diplomatic Mission
The Japanese PM makes an overture to the Chinese president at the recent G20 summit. More is needed.
Shinzo Abe’s Diplomatic Mission
ASEAN in the Power Web
Southeast Asia
ASEAN in the Power Web
The regional body will need to work hard, if it is to maintain its position at the center of Asia-Pacific power relations.
ASEAN in the Power Web
Russia’s Growing Ties with Vietnam
Southeast Asia
Russia’s Growing Ties with Vietnam
Recent deals leave Beijing disgruntled and represent an additional layer of complexity in the regional security web.
Russia’s Growing Ties with Vietnam
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
East Asia
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
Rumors of the pivot’s death are exaggerated. A flexible strategy could give the U.S. a sustained presence.
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
September 16, 2013
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
Most orbital debris is U.S. or Russian in origin. But China’s space program exacerbates an urgent issue.
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
History Wars: A Long View of Asia's Territorial Disputes
September 15, 2013
History Wars: A Long View of Asia's Territorial Disputes
The Diplomat takes a look at the long and complex background to some of the region’s most intractable disputes.
History Wars: A Long View of Asia's Territorial Disputes
North Korea: To Talk or To Provoke?
East Asia
North Korea: To Talk or To Provoke?
Trustpolitik may be a start, but all parties need to return to the table at some point.
North Korea: To Talk or To Provoke?
China’s Developing World Edge
East Asia
China’s Developing World Edge
The IMF and World Bank should take a leaf from China’s focus on developing world infrastructure.
China’s Developing World Edge
North Korea Changes Its Tune (Again)
East Asia
North Korea Changes Its Tune (Again)
A look at how Pyongyang backed away from its latest provocation, and what that might mean for the future.
North Korea Changes Its Tune (Again)
Do We Still Need Embassies?
September 04, 2013
Do We Still Need Embassies?
Modern technology and cost pressures prompt some to argue they are irrelevant. But embassies still have a role.
Do We Still Need Embassies?
The Shanghai Ballet: A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy?
East Asia
The Shanghai Ballet: A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy?
A successful U.K. debut may have some useful lessons for Beijing.
The Shanghai Ballet: A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy?
Asia Eyes The Arctic
August 26, 2013
Asia Eyes The Arctic
The admission this year of six new permanent observers to the Arctic Council was a pivotal moment, in more ways than one.
Asia Eyes The Arctic
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