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Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
February 15, 2019
Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
Making predictions for the Chinese Navy a decade in advance is difficult given the PLA’s overall opacity.
Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
February 14, 2019
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
Parsing the new EU-Japan strategic, economic and digital agreements.
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
February 13, 2019
Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
With the legalization of marijuana, Thailand hopes to carve out a stake in the global cannabis industry.
Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific
February 12, 2019
The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific
The promise of Siberian agriculture for Asia's growing demand for food.
The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
February 11, 2019
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
China’s appetite for risk-taking cemented its presence in the conflict-torn young country.
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
The Migrants Indian Democracy Forgot
February 07, 2019
The Migrants Indian Democracy Forgot
The government wants Indians who live overseas to be able to vote. What about Indians who migrated within the country?
The Migrants Indian Democracy Forgot
Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums
February 06, 2019
Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums
“New Order” history is a sensitive topic as Indonesia’s presidential election approaches.
Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums
Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic
February 06, 2019
Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic
Both cases point to a deeper problem with China’s Central and Eastern Europe strategy.
Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
February 05, 2019
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
A Holiday in Xinjiang
February 04, 2019
A Holiday in Xinjiang
What it’s like being a tourist inside a police state.
A Holiday in Xinjiang
The Huawei Dilemma: Insecurity and Mistrust
February 04, 2019
The Huawei Dilemma: Insecurity and Mistrust
Telecommunications networks are a strategic asset, and a vulnerable one.
The Huawei Dilemma: Insecurity and Mistrust
China’s Dour Economic Data
February 01, 2019
China’s Dour Economic Data
China’s economy is in for a rough patch. The response from its leaders will have profound consequences.
China’s Dour Economic Data
Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues
January 31, 2019
Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues
The parliamentary speaker has been forced out, the latest twist in Mongolia's long-simmering political scandals.
Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
January 30, 2019
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
It’s no easy thing to balance a distant ally with a worrisome close neighbor.
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
US-China: A New Consensus for Strategic Competition in Washington
January 30, 2019
US-China: A New Consensus for Strategic Competition in Washington
There have been tensions in the past, but this time is different.
US-China: A New Consensus for Strategic Competition in Washington
China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
January 30, 2019
China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
Having officially laid out its Arctic policy last year, 2018 was an eventful year for China in the far North.
China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
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