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Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
December 30, 2013

Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014

By Harry Kazianis
After a tense 2013, don’t expect the Asia-Pacific to be any less fraught next year.
The Madhes and the Future of Nepal
December 30, 2013

The Madhes and the Future of Nepal

By Manish Gyawali
Recent elections appear to have dashed the hopes of Madhesi activists for autonomy.

Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
December 29, 2013

Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields

By Angela Erika Kubo
Unable to make a living, rice cultivators are taking up other livelihoods to make ends meet.

Why Do Americans Like Revolutions?
December 29, 2013

Why Do Americans Like Revolutions?

By Zachary Keck
Revolutions are the antithesis to America’s own history, and to its geostrategic and normative interests.

Pardon Me, Mr. Putin
December 28, 2013

Pardon Me, Mr. Putin

By Ankit Panda
Vladimir Putin has granted amnesty to a slew of political opponents in Russia. Why?
Hollywood, Video Games, and the China Conundrum
December 28, 2013

Hollywood, Video Games, and the China Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. entertainment industry is doing a clumsy job of embracing the vast Chinese market.

Celebrating Mao and Visiting Yasukuni Shrine
December 28, 2013

Celebrating Mao and Visiting Yasukuni Shrine

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, China's economic reforms, China's role in the Antarctic, and thoughts on space exploration. Friday China links.
North Korea Could Manufacture Reactor Fuel at Yongbyon Nuclear Complex
December 28, 2013

North Korea Could Manufacture Reactor Fuel at Yongbyon Nuclear Complex

By Ankit Panda
A few links covering developments across Japan and the Korean peninsula before the weekend.

Japan and the United States Renew Commitments to Maritime Security
December 28, 2013

Japan and the United States Renew Commitments to Maritime Security

By Carl Thayer
The U.S. and Japan have taken to strengthening their alliances across Southeast Asia.

"Smart Power" And Humanitarian Assistance
December 28, 2013

"Smart Power" And Humanitarian Assistance

By Robert Farley
The United States has a robust humanitarian assistance capacity in the Pacific and it has multiple objectives.

China and the US-Japan alliance in the East China Sea Dispute
December 27, 2013

China and the US-Japan alliance in the East China Sea Dispute

By Jin Kai
The U.S. faces important choices in the future as it navigates its alliance with Japan and its rivalry with China.
Taiwan Acquires Submarine-Launched Anti-Ship Missiles
December 27, 2013

Taiwan Acquires Submarine-Launched Anti-Ship Missiles

By Zachary Keck
Taiwan announced this week that the U.S. has begun delivering UGM-84L sub-launched Harpoon Block II missiles.

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