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What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
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
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
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
December 28, 2017
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
What Zhang Yang’s suicide reveals about Xi Jinping’s political situation.
The Mysterious Death of a Chinese General
Mongolia’s Modernizing Military  
December 27, 2017
Mongolia’s Modernizing Military  
Mongolia's military has an expanding role at home and abroad.
Mongolia’s Modernizing Military  
Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
December 26, 2017
Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
80 years after the Nanjing Massacre, historical issues continue to haunt China-Japan relations.
Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
Almond Orchards in Everest’s Shadow
December 25, 2017
Almond Orchards in Everest’s Shadow
A look at changing mountain livelihoods in Nepal.
Almond Orchards in Everest’s Shadow
The Arms Trade Treaty in the Asia-Pacific
December 22, 2017
The Arms Trade Treaty in the Asia-Pacific
Small steps toward improving a difficult relationship.
The Arms Trade Treaty in the Asia-Pacific
Pakistan's State Under Siege
December 21, 2017
Pakistan's State Under Siege
The future of Islamists in Pakistani politics.
Pakistan's State Under Siege
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
December 20, 2017
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
The Chinese government is hoping branded, themed villages can revitalize the countryside.
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
December 20, 2017
How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
How a debate over Islamic martyrdom opened the door for al-Qaeda in Kashmir.
How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
A Secret Visit and Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
December 19, 2017
A Secret Visit and Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
Issues to consider while waiting for the Sino-Tibetan ‘Godot’.
A Secret Visit and Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
December 18, 2017
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
The DOE’s in-house intelligence agency specializes in monitoring nuclear proliferation.
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
Punjab: Murders Without Murderers
December 15, 2017
Punjab: Murders Without Murderers
New evidence draws attention to the thousands of Punjabis “disappeared” in the 1980s and ‘90s.
Punjab: Murders Without Murderers
The Great Leap Forward: China’s Pursuit of a Strategic Breakthrough
December 15, 2017
The Great Leap Forward: China’s Pursuit of a Strategic Breakthrough
Prepare for a new and dangerous phase in international relations.
The Great Leap Forward: China’s Pursuit of a Strategic Breakthrough
Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?
December 13, 2017
Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?
Chinese workers' wages may be rising, but official statistics don't tell the whole story.
Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?
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