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Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
December 31, 2013
Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
It was a good year for some of the region’s titans. For others…less so.
Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
Making the Chinese Dream Come True
December 31, 2013
Making the Chinese Dream Come True
If the Chinese Dream is to lead to a more viable social contract, the CPC must review how it produces and packages its messages.
Making the Chinese Dream Come True
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
December 31, 2013
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
The Pentagon is claiming that it has growing access to sources outside China.
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests
December 31, 2013
Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests
The year 2013 will be remembered in Southeast Asia as one of deadly disasters and massive post-election protests.
Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
December 31, 2013
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
An audit shows local government debt at a level that requires action.
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
Abenomics in 2013: Is Japan Back?
December 31, 2013
Abenomics in 2013: Is Japan Back?
Shinzo Abe's economic policies had a great year in 2013 but challenges lie ahead.
Abenomics in 2013: Is Japan Back?
U.S. Intelligence Community Pessimistic About the Future of Afghanistan
December 31, 2013
U.S. Intelligence Community Pessimistic About the Future of Afghanistan
Afghanistan is at a crossroads today but U.S. pessimism is largely overblown.
U.S. Intelligence Community Pessimistic About the Future of Afghanistan
More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead
December 31, 2013
More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead
Chinese state media are reporting another incidence of violence in Xinjiang.
More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead
China’s Tobacco Addiction
December 30, 2013
China’s Tobacco Addiction
Forget pollution, China’s astronomical smoking rates are really fouling up the air - and it's going to be a tough fix.
China’s Tobacco Addiction
New Year’s Eve: Dubai Will Attempt “Largest Fireworks Display” World Record
December 30, 2013
New Year’s Eve: Dubai Will Attempt “Largest Fireworks Display” World Record
The massive pyrotechnic show will act as a prelude to Dubai’s World Expo 2020 win.
New Year’s Eve: Dubai Will Attempt “Largest Fireworks Display” World Record
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
December 30, 2013
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
After a tense 2013, don’t expect the Asia-Pacific to be any less fraught next year.
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
Method in Modi's Melancholy
December 30, 2013
Method in Modi's Melancholy
Is Narendra Modi really in "anguish" about the 2002 Gujarat Riots?
Method in Modi's Melancholy
The Madhes and the Future of Nepal
December 30, 2013
The Madhes and the Future of Nepal
Recent elections appear to have dashed the hopes of Madhesi activists for autonomy.
The Madhes and the Future of Nepal
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
December 29, 2013
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
Unable to make a living, rice cultivators are taking up other livelihoods to make ends meet.
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
Why Do Americans Like Revolutions?
December 29, 2013
Why Do Americans Like Revolutions?
Revolutions are the antithesis to America’s own history, and to its geostrategic and normative interests.
Why Do Americans Like Revolutions?
Pardon Me, Mr. Putin
December 28, 2013
Pardon Me, Mr. Putin
Vladimir Putin has granted amnesty to a slew of political opponents in Russia. Why?
Pardon Me, Mr. Putin
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