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An Interview with Howard Dean
November 16, 2009
An Interview with Howard Dean
The doyen of the Democratic Party discusses Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Obama and the GFC with Daniel Collings.
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 13, 2009
Adventure Haven
After years of political unrest, the Solomon Islands is now reinventing itself as the ultimate destination for adventure-seekers. Dominic Rolfe explains why travellers who want that extra degree of independence on their holidays should head there
Adventure Haven
November 12, 2009
Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
No Place Like Home?
November 10, 2009
No Place Like Home?
After decades in exile, some Tibetans are beginning to question whether the breathtaking location in India that has served as their temporary residence might, despite their best hopes, be taking on the trappings of a more permanent home. Saransh Sehgal meets the exiles living in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
No Place Like Home?
November 09, 2009
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Diplomat speaks with Pakistani commentator Ahmed Quraishi about the country’s current military offensive in Waziristan, relations with the US and what America should do to improve its image in Pakistan.
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Lost Girls
November 06, 2009
The Lost Girls
Parents in India desperate for sons have been taking advantage of advances in medical technology and liberal abortion laws to ensure they don’t have daughters. Shreyasi Singh looks at the reasons behind the dramatic distortions in the country’s sex ratio.
The Lost Girls
An Interview with Juan Cole
November 04, 2009
An Interview with Juan Cole
The Diplomat speaks with leading Afghanistan commentator Juan Cole, author of the Informed Comment blog, about the recent election, the abandoned run-off and the future of US forces in the country.
An Interview with Juan Cole
November 02, 2009
Long Journey Back to Heaven
The Diplomat’s Pakistan correspondent, Mustafa Qadri, meets refugees from the conflict in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and finds anger, trepidation and hope as they return home after this summer’s counter-Taliban military offensive.
Long Journey Back to Heaven
November 01, 2009
The Silent Treatment
In this country they assume you’re an enemy right off the bat,” the elderly Polish-American tourist said as our ancient Soviet airplane descended into the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on the regular Air Koryo flight from the northern Chinese city of Shenyang.
The Silent Treatment
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 30, 2009
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Award-winning photojournalist Stephen Dupont reminisces about his life on the frontline in Afghanistan.
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 28, 2009
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May brought an end to Sri Lanka’s civil war. But the conflict also shed light on a bitter geopolitical struggle taking place against the backdrop of the declining influence of the West and the emerging influence of India and China. Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe explores the implications of Sri Lanka’s evolving foreign policy.
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
October 27, 2009
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
The Diplomat spoke recently with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay about the key economic challenges facing the region, next month’s leaders’ summit, and claims that international summits are simply talking shops.
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
October 22, 2009
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
By the second quarter of this century, Asia will be the centre of gravity of the world economy and China will be leading the world. But while the US used ‘democracy’ as its defining diplomatic principle in the 20th century, the big question is–what will China use?
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
October 02, 2009
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
The Baloch homeland, which straddles the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is a forgotten battleground in one of the world's hotspots. Karlos Zurutuza meets the insurgents fighting for this divided region.
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
September 28, 2009
Asia's Basket Case
Bangladesh has endured a turbulent past, and faces a far from settled future, argues Tanveer Ahmed.
Asia's Basket Case
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
September 28, 2009
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
Where is the best place in the Asia-Pacific for female career advancement? Vivienne Stanton investigates.
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
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