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The Sikkim Anniversary
South Asia
The Sikkim Anniversary
Forty years after joining India, Sikkim continues to trouble Sino-Indian relations.
The Sikkim Anniversary
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
East Asia
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
The implications for U.S. policy of China’s New Counterbalance in Asia and Taiwan’s election.
China, the U.S. and the Coming Taiwan Transition
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
December 28, 2015
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
The Diplomat’s authors look at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.
The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Central Asia
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
December 20, 2015
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
The South American country has a growing presence in the Asia-Pacific.
Chile and the Southeast Pacific
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
Southeast Asia
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
A look at ongoing efforts to manage Washington’s oldest Asian alliance.
Exclusive: Managing the Strained US-Thailand Alliance
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
East Asia
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Tibet, Taiwan and China – A Complex Nexus
November 24, 2015
Tibet, Taiwan and China – A Complex Nexus
Recent developments in cross-strait relations raise interesting questions for Tibet’s leadership in exile.
Tibet, Taiwan and China – A Complex Nexus
A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
South Asia
A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
Recent developments in the India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship suggest a major shift may be afoot.
A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
India and Russia: A Course Correction
South Asia
India and Russia: A Course Correction
An upcoming visit by Indian PM Narendra Modi may lend some needed momentum to ties.
India and Russia: A Course Correction
Paris, the EU, and China’s Foreign Policy
November 20, 2015
Paris, the EU, and China’s Foreign Policy
Why China must stand with the EU at this moment of reckoning.
Paris, the EU, and China’s Foreign Policy
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
South Asia
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
Bangladesh's Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin on regional connectivity, maritime disputes, and regional security threats.
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
What Does the Ma-Xi Meeting Mean for China, Taiwan and America?
November 11, 2015
What Does the Ma-Xi Meeting Mean for China, Taiwan and America?
Dr. Robert Sutter discusses the ramifications the Ma-Xi meeting will have for cross-strait relations.
What Does the Ma-Xi Meeting Mean for China, Taiwan and America?
Moral Hazard and the US-ROK Alliance
East Asia
Moral Hazard and the US-ROK Alliance
As long as South Korea is embedded in America’s great power vision, certain issues will remain.
Moral Hazard and the US-ROK Alliance
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
November 09, 2015
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
How to counter China’s maritime claims while defusing U.S.-China military tensions.
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
Southeast Asia
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
The ruling offers a glimpse into what to expect in the decision on the merits.
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
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