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China Courts Central Asia
October 04, 2013
China Courts Central Asia
Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.
China Courts Central Asia
Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?
October 01, 2013
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
September 30, 2013
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
September 29, 2013
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
September 26, 2013
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
September 25, 2013
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
September 19, 2013
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
September 17, 2013
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?
September 15, 2013
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
September 13, 2013
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)
September 05, 2013
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?
August 28, 2013
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?
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