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What’s Next for the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal?
February 16, 2018
What’s Next for the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal?
With a contract reportedly signed, a look at what lies ahead.
What’s Next for the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal?
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
February 16, 2018
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
February 16, 2018
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
Wang Qishan, Xi's right-hand man, may reemerge as vice president after stepping down from his CCP position.
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
Russia Orders 2 T-14 Armata Tank Battalions
February 16, 2018
Russia Orders 2 T-14 Armata Tank Battalions
The Russian Ministry of Defense placed an order for two T-14 and one T-15 battalion in late 2017.
Russia Orders 2 T-14 Armata Tank Battalions
Report: India Requests Classified F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Briefing
February 16, 2018
Report: India Requests Classified F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Briefing
Is the Indian military interested in procuring the F-35A Lightning II from the US?
Report: India Requests Classified F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Briefing
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
February 16, 2018
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
The Trans-Caspian International Transit Route is set to reinvigorate regional economic growth.
China to Europe By Way of Azerbaijan’s Trans-Caspian Gateway
Chinese Media Misrepresents Top China Scholar
February 16, 2018
Chinese Media Misrepresents Top China Scholar
An article by Bates Gill for The Diplomat got purposefully lost in translation.
Chinese Media Misrepresents Top China Scholar
Is This the End of the Two-Party System in Bangladesh?
February 16, 2018
Is This the End of the Two-Party System in Bangladesh?
Less than a year ahead of national polls, the leader of Bangladesh's opposition party has been convicted of corruption.
Is This the End of the Two-Party System in Bangladesh?
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
February 15, 2018
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
The health crisis comes after Beijing's health authorities abruptly called off family/replacement blood donations.
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Why Trump’s Troubling Pakistan Policy Dooms Afghanistan Peace
February 15, 2018
Why Trump’s Troubling Pakistan Policy Dooms Afghanistan Peace
The administration’s approach to Islamabad undermines potential solutions in Afghanistan.
Why Trump’s Troubling Pakistan Policy Dooms Afghanistan Peace
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
February 15, 2018
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
The USAF declared full operational capability for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range on the F-15E.
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
February 15, 2018
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
A Royal Navy frigate will transit the South China Sea to spotlight freedom of navigation.
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
February 15, 2018
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
Seoul brought Pyongyang in from the cold for the Olympics, putting President Moon at the helm of peninsular affairs.
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
February 15, 2018
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
Lessons from the multicultural manufacturing city of Yiwu -- and why other developing countries should be worried.
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
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