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The Diplomat Magazine | January 2019
The Asia-Pacific in 2019:
What to Expect
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The Maldives’ Games of Thrones
January 01, 2019
The Maldives’ Games of Thrones
Ibu Solih and the democrats won a shock victory, but the Maldives’ past suggests more twists and turns to come.
The Maldives’ Games of Thrones
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
January 01, 2019
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
A year of historic diplomacy reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but denuclearization remains a distant dream.
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
US-China Relations at 40
January 01, 2019
US-China Relations at 40
The “normalization of relations” meets the “new normal.”
US-China Relations at 40
The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect
January 01, 2019
The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect
The Diplomat looks at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.
The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
January 01, 2019
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
“The test will be whether PNG will, in the short, medium, and long term, be able to realize the benefits of hosting.”
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
Vietnam’s Invasion of Cambodia, Revisited
December 01, 2018
Vietnam’s Invasion of Cambodia, Revisited
40 years after the invasion that toppled the Khmer Rouge, it’s clear China emerged the ultimate winner.
Vietnam’s Invasion of Cambodia, Revisited
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
December 01, 2018
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
Over the last two years, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has certainly changed Uzbekistan. But how much and why?
Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
December 01, 2018
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
Afghanistan’s election was a battle between traditional strongmen and young optimists.
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
Asia’s Many Space Races
December 01, 2018
Asia’s Many Space Races
It's not just the U.S. and China; there are other equally strategic space races going on in Asia as well.
Asia’s Many Space Races
Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
December 01, 2018
Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
“Uyghurs are being intimidated to the extent that they won’t even dream of disobeying the Party.”
Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
November 01, 2018
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
What to watch for when APEC leaders gather in Port Moresby.
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
Australia: The Morrison Way
November 01, 2018
Australia: The Morrison Way
The summit circuit approaches and Australia’s new prime minister will take his one-man leadership show on the road.
Australia: The Morrison Way
Taiwan: The Frontline of the Disinformation Wars
November 01, 2018
Taiwan: The Frontline of the Disinformation Wars
Shaken by a recent viral falsehood, Taiwan’s online ecosystem is repairing its democratic defense mechanisms.
Taiwan: The Frontline of the Disinformation Wars
A Creeping Coup d’Etat in Pakistan
November 01, 2018
A Creeping Coup d’Etat in Pakistan
Under Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa, Pakistan’s civil-military balance firmly tilted toward the latter yet again.
A Creeping Coup d’Etat in Pakistan
Trumping Asia
November 01, 2018
Trumping Asia
Nearly halfway through his term, what does President Trump’s Asia policy look like?
Trumping Asia
Jeffrey Lilley on Kyrgyzstan's 2 Cold War Heroes
October 01, 2018
Jeffrey Lilley on Kyrgyzstan's 2 Cold War Heroes
Telling the stories of two Kyrgyz legends: Chingiz Aitmatov and Azamat Altay.
Jeffrey Lilley on Kyrgyzstan's 2 Cold War Heroes
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