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August 8, 2013

Japan’s Grandstanding in the East China Sea
August 08, 2013

Japan’s Grandstanding in the East China Sea

The Naval Diplomat salutes the nonchalance with which Japan “unveiled” its new carrier-like helicopter destroyer.

India’s New Central Bank Governor
August 08, 2013

India’s New Central Bank Governor

Raghuram Rajan is to take over at the Reserve Bank of India this autumn. He faces some immediate headaches.

India’s New Mountain Strike Corps: Conventional Deterrence
August 08, 2013

India’s New Mountain Strike Corps: Conventional Deterrence

Recent border incursions prompt India to bolster its conventional deterrence.

Chinese Media Duped By American Satire…Again
August 08, 2013

Chinese Media Duped By American Satire…Again

A number of media outlets in China fell for a joke story in the New Yorker. It wasn’t the first time.

Pakistan Jailbreaks: Peshawar Next?
August 08, 2013

Pakistan Jailbreaks: Peshawar Next?

The recent jailbreak in Dera Islamil Khan was remarkably successful. More could follow.

Temple Hopping: A Trendy Escape for Chinese Youth
August 08, 2013

Temple Hopping: A Trendy Escape for Chinese Youth

Temple stay programs are connecting young Chinese with their nation’s past, and giving them a taste of the quiet life.

The Great Southeast Asian Land Grab
August 08, 2013

The Great Southeast Asian Land Grab

Disputes over land tenure threaten social harmony in a number of ASEAN countries.

Decree 72: Vietnam’s Confusing Internet Law
August 08, 2013

Decree 72: Vietnam’s Confusing Internet Law

A new decree has perplexed Vietnamese Internet users over the sharing of news on social networks.

Lee Kuan Yew Compares Xi Jinping to Nelson Mandela in New Book
August 08, 2013

Lee Kuan Yew Compares Xi Jinping to Nelson Mandela in New Book

Plus, Goldman Sachs foresees $300 billion in transportation infrastructure projects. Thursday ASEAN links.

7.8 Nara Earthquake Scare Triggered by “Misinformation”
August 08, 2013

7.8 Nara Earthquake Scare Triggered by “Misinformation”

Japan had an earthquake scare today that turned out to be little more than a false alarm.

Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
August 08, 2013

Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War

“Smaller Asian countries would be the primary benefactors of a more acute U.S.-China strategic rivalry.”

Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
August 08, 2013

Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions

Renewed U.S. efforts to sanction Iran’s nuclear program could jeopardize Asia energy markets.

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