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Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
December 27, 2013

Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?

By Lionel Pierre Fatton
What the recent changes to Japanese defense mean in the context of a return to “normalcy.”
New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access
December 27, 2013

New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

By Rashad Karimov
This new Silk Road is to be made of steel, with overland connections energizing Central Asia.

After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
December 27, 2013

After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation

By J.T. Quigley
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the Okinawa governor an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Asia’s Rich Listers in World’s Top 10
December 27, 2013

Asia’s Rich Listers in World’s Top 10

By Anthony Fensom
It has been a good year for the very richest people in Asia.

Sharks “Tweet” Their Location to Aussie Beachgoers
December 27, 2013

Sharks “Tweet” Their Location to Aussie Beachgoers

By J.T. Quigley
More than 320 GPS-tagged sharks trigger Twitter posts if they swim too close to the coast.
3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare
December 27, 2013

3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare

By James R. Holmes
While PLAN officers might not quote Mao anymore, their strategy bears his mark.

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
December 27, 2013

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

By Kiran Nazish
The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish spoke with Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, who has been one of the very few to have written on the issue in Pakistan. For speaking out on Baloch rights in Pakistan, Talpur has been challenged and attacked repeatedly.
The Case Against India’s Diplomat
December 27, 2013

The Case Against India’s Diplomat

By Omer Aziz
There are complex historical reasons for India’s outrage over the recent arrest of one of its diplomats.

How Ultra-Rich Chinese Men Find Their Wives
December 27, 2013

How Ultra-Rich Chinese Men Find Their Wives

By Charmika Monet
“Luxury Matchmaker Parties” offer women the chance to meet and marry a multi-millionaire.

A Mexican Drug Cartel is Selling Meth in the Philippines
December 27, 2013

A Mexican Drug Cartel is Selling Meth in the Philippines

By J.T. Quigley
Also: Thai protesters brave tear gas and rubber bullets, garment workers in Cambodia stage rally.

Pakistan Begins Producing Block-II JF-17 Aircraft
December 27, 2013

Pakistan Begins Producing Block-II JF-17 Aircraft

By Ankit Panda
The Block-II variant of the JF-17s entered production recently, with more advanced weapon systems and avionics.
The Mass Line Campaign in the 21st Century
December 27, 2013

The Mass Line Campaign in the 21st Century

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping's "mass line" campaign reveals the Party's convoluted relationship with China's citizens.

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