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On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
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Diego Garcia: Troubling Past, Uncertain Future
July 01, 2019
Diego Garcia: Troubling Past, Uncertain Future
How disputed islands, a US military base, and an exiled people’s fate reflect a transforming world.
Diego Garcia: Troubling Past, Uncertain Future
The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
July 01, 2019
The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
As tensions between the United States and Iran deepen, Asia’s top oil importers watch warily.
The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
India’s Unrealized Maritime Dreams
July 01, 2019
India’s Unrealized Maritime Dreams
The grand story of Indian defense policy has always been that of a mismatch between aspiration and capabilities.
India’s Unrealized Maritime Dreams
On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
July 01, 2019
On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
A political transition has opened new space for expressing discontent, especially among young Kazakhs.
On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
Bilahari Kausikan on Singapore and US-China Competition
July 01, 2019
Bilahari Kausikan on Singapore and US-China Competition
The former diplomat on how small states can navigate U.S.-China competition.
Bilahari Kausikan on Singapore and US-China Competition
Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
June 01, 2019
Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
A look back at the Heisei era, and forward to the reign of Emperor Naruhito.
Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
The Looting of Timor-Leste’s Oil Wealth
June 01, 2019
The Looting of Timor-Leste’s Oil Wealth
Timor-Leste may have fought off two foreign invaders only to have its independence sold off by its own leaders.
The Looting of Timor-Leste’s Oil Wealth
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
June 01, 2019
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019
Thailand’s Stolen Election
An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country’s problems.
Thailand’s Stolen Election
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
June 01, 2019
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
As Kazakhstan undergoes its first power transition, the awakening of public politics is inevitable.
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance
May 01, 2019
How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance
The time is ripe for both sides to modernize their longstanding partnership.
How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
May 01, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
China’s crackdown on Muslims in its far west has become a domestic issue for the Kazakh government.
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
The Kargil War: India and Pakistan 20 Years Later
May 01, 2019
The Kargil War: India and Pakistan 20 Years Later
Parsing the war’s consequences, implications, and relationship to 2019’s Balakot crisis.
The Kargil War: India and Pakistan 20 Years Later
May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
May 01, 2019
May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
100 years later, modern China’s foundational moment has taken on many meanings.
May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
May 01, 2019
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
How is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in faring two years into his presidency?
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
The US and North Korea: Lessons From Hanoi
April 01, 2019
The US and North Korea: Lessons From Hanoi
The mistakes that led to the failed Trump-Kim summit provide useful insights for future diplomacy.
The US and North Korea: Lessons From Hanoi
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