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March 04, 2010
E-mailing in Political Change
Can a political party change an oppressive system from abroad? Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, hopes so.
E-mailing in Political Change
March 01, 2010
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
Don’t expect any progress in ties until Pakistan’s military sees something in it for itself, says Sumit Ganguly.
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
February 19, 2010
China’s Russian Invasion
Russian officials have mused openly about the prospects of a de facto takeover of the country’s Far East by Chinese immigrants (legal and illegal alike) reports Joshua Kucera. But a booming Chinese economy and disaffection with Moscow might actually be pushing Russians the other way.
China’s Russian Invasion
Sino-US Ties Aren’t That Bad
February 10, 2010
Sino-US Ties Aren’t That Bad
The Diplomat speaks with Bonnie Glaser, senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Freeman Chair in China Studies, about US-Sino tensions, China’s alleged snub of Barack Obama and the country’s future role in the international community.
Sino-US Ties Aren’t That Bad
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
February 08, 2010
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
After taking a backseat to the United States and Russia in Central Asia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China is finally making its mark in the region, says Joshua Kucera. But while the three powers vie for influence, it could be the 'stans' that are playing the wiliest game of all.
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
February 02, 2010
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
The massacre of dozens of journalists in The Philippines last November grabbed international headlines and shone a light on long-simmering tensions in the country’s south, reports Luke Hunt, who says clan rivalries, terrorist links and corruption have created a combustible mix ahead of May’s general election.
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
January 28, 2010
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
The United States and Pakistan were in an alliance of mutual convenience for much of the Cold War (although at odds for part of it) and have since been in a relationship of almost complete expediency.
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
The Road to Normalcy
January 25, 2010
The Road to Normalcy
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam last May has breathed new life into the democratic process for once marginalised groups in Tamil politics, says Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe. And, as Sri Lankans prepare to head to the polls, he says a new optimism is emerging that their society can be rebuilt.
The Road to Normalcy
An Interview with Evan Feigenbaum
December 24, 2009
An Interview with Evan Feigenbaum
The Diplomat speaks with Evan Feigenbaum, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former US deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, about regional integration and the future of the US role in the Asia-Pacific.
An Interview with Evan Feigenbaum
The Dangers of Dynasties
December 11, 2009
The Dangers of Dynasties
A recent influx of young lawmakers to India’s parliament masks a lack of dynamism in an increasingly dynastic political system. Shreyasi Singh takes a look at the threat of politicians keeping it in the family, and discovers the drive for change is coming from a surprising source.
The Dangers of Dynasties
December 04, 2009
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The Diplomat speaks with Nina Hachigian, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and co-author of ‘The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise,’ about US president Barack Obama’s recent trip to China, Sino-India tensions and whether China is destined for great power status.
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
The History of Sino-India Tensions
Watchers of Asia’s two big rising powers are getting it wrong, says The Diplomat’s Madhav Nalapat. In focusing on economics and a border dispute, they are overlooking the biggest irritant to ties: a soft-spoken monk who was granted asylum in India 50 years ago.
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
The Diplomat speaks with Lawrence Prabhakar, Professor of Political Science at India’s Madras Christian College, about Manmohan Singh’s recent trip to Washington, Indo-US ties and China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean.
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
November 17, 2009
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
The offer to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of a position as an economic adviser to Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has inflamed relations between the two countries. The Diplomat contributor Luke Hunt travels to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Preah Vihear and finds out how Thaksin’s new role has upset the Thai monarchy and quietly amused Beijing.
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 16, 2009
An Interview with Howard Dean
The doyen of the Democratic Party discusses Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Obama and the GFC with Daniel Collings.
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 12, 2009
Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
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