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The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party
July 01, 2021

The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

By Tony Saich
As the CCP celebrates its centennial, how close is the party of Xi Jinping to its founding vision?
Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands
July 01, 2021

Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands

By Jon Letman
Seventy-five years after the U.S. began testing nuclear weapons in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands stand at a new crossroads.

Ashok Desai on the 1991 Economic Reforms in India
July 01, 2021

Ashok Desai on the 1991 Economic Reforms in India

By Abhijnan Rej
“There may be claims of reformers having been [there] in pre-Narasimha Rao governments, but if there were any, they hid themselves very well.”

Reimagining the Future of China-US Competition
June 01, 2021

Reimagining the Future of China-US Competition

By Jacob Parakilas
How governments imagine the future – including the future of war – shapes their responses and planning in the present.

Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?
June 01, 2021

Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?

By Jonathan Schroden
The fate of the Afghan government following the Soviet withdrawal is more complex than sometimes assumed. That has lessons for Kabul today.
Hong Kong’s New Police State
June 01, 2021

Hong Kong’s New Police State

By Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Beijing is establishing a police state in Hong Kong – even if it risks destroying the international city.

Will the South China Sea Spark the Next Global Conflict?
June 01, 2021

Will the South China Sea Spark the Next Global Conflict?

By Richard Javad Heydarian
In Asia’s maritime heartland, all the ingredients of a global cataclysm are conspiring against the post-Cold War period of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.
Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics
June 01, 2021

Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics

By Shannon Tiezzi
“To better understand the unraveling Indian Ocean geopolitics, it is important to study and understand the new maritime identities of the Indian Ocean islands.”

Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections
May 01, 2021

Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections

By Colleen Wood
Local elections provide a window into the state of Kyrgyz politics – and what might come next in the three decade-long game of political musical chairs.

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo
May 01, 2021

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo

By Michael Beltran
The Diplomat spoke with experts, victims, documenters, and communities affected by one of the most polarizing governments in Philippine history.

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
May 01, 2021

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again

By Youngmi Kim
The “old boys” are back after April 7 by-elections in Seoul and Busan.
Beyond Xinjiang: Xi Jinping’s Ethnic Crackdown
May 01, 2021

Beyond Xinjiang: Xi Jinping’s Ethnic Crackdown

By James Leibold
The shifts in ethnic policy go well beyond Xinjiang. This is fundamental rethink of how the CCP manages ethnocultural diversity and its colonial possessions.

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