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The Diplomat Magazine | February 2019
Made in China 2025, Explained
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Making Democracy Work in Malaysia
February 01, 2019
Making Democracy Work in Malaysia
How are civil society organizations faring under the new Malaysian government?
Making Democracy Work in Malaysia
The Coal Miners Dying in Balochistan
February 01, 2019
The Coal Miners Dying in Balochistan
Mining is one of the province’s most profitable industries – and the most deadly.
The Coal Miners Dying in Balochistan
Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers
February 01, 2019
Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers
The modification of the Izumos will upend nearly seven decades of defense thinking in Japan, and across East Asia.
Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers
Made in China 2025, Explained
February 01, 2019
Made in China 2025, Explained
A deep dive into China’s techno-strategic ambitions for 2025 and beyond.
Made in China 2025, Explained
Pavin Chachavalpongpun on Thailand's Politics
February 01, 2019
Pavin Chachavalpongpun on Thailand's Politics
The wild world of Thai politics in 2019 and beyond.
Pavin Chachavalpongpun on Thailand's Politics
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
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