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What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?
January 01, 2018
What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?
A program to ban coal heating and switch to gas left households in the cold. What happened?
What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?
Grading India's Neighborhood Diplomacy
January 01, 2018
Grading India's Neighborhood Diplomacy
A report card on Modi’s “neighborhood first” approach to foreign policy.
Grading India's Neighborhood Diplomacy
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
December 30, 2017
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
South Korea's Moon Jae-in has domestic political reasons for reopening the agreement.
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
December 30, 2017
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
Upcoming elections, unless reforms are made, will only increase political instability.
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
December 30, 2017
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
ASEAN made gains on defense diplomacy, but challenges remain for 2018 and beyond.
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
December 30, 2017
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
How did my 2017 outlook measure up to reality?
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
Singapore's Intolerance of Dissent in the Spotlight as Police Take on a 'Recalcitrant' Activist
December 29, 2017
Singapore's Intolerance of Dissent in the Spotlight as Police Take on a 'Recalcitrant' Activist
Jolovan Wham's treatment at the hands of Singaporean authorities highlights the PAP's anxieties.
Singapore's Intolerance of Dissent in the Spotlight as Police Take on a 'Recalcitrant' Activist
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
December 29, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
China’s first homegrown large amphibious aircraft conducted its first flight test on December 24.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
German Ambassador Raises Concerns Over Difficulties Faced by German Businesses in China
December 29, 2017
German Ambassador Raises Concerns Over Difficulties Faced by German Businesses in China
China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the ambassador for being “unprofessional and irresponsible.”
German Ambassador Raises Concerns Over Difficulties Faced by German Businesses in China
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
December 29, 2017
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Xi Jinping met with a Japanese delegation led by Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's LDP, in Beijing.
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
December 29, 2017
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
Russia believes the deployment of these systems will undermine its interests.
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
December 29, 2017
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
The Trump National Security Strategy document flatters India, but how can New Delhi reap the benefits from the United States?
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
December 29, 2017
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
Salyanov's sister, Aida, was recently convicted of abuse of office, charges she and her supporters say were politically motivated.
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
North Korea: New Sanctions, Same Old Story
December 29, 2017
North Korea: New Sanctions, Same Old Story
Another North Korean missile test, another round of UN sanctions.
North Korea: New Sanctions, Same Old Story
2017: The Best of The Diplomat
December 29, 2017
2017: The Best of The Diplomat
The Diplomat is joining the self-reflection party here at the end of 2017 for the first time.
2017: The Best of The Diplomat
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
December 29, 2017
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
Despite Chinese attempts at mediation, differences between Kabul and Islamabad persist.
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
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