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The Government of Bangladesh Needs to Stop Silencing Its Citizens
August 14, 2018
The Government of Bangladesh Needs to Stop Silencing Its Citizens
Bangladeshi citizens deserve to be heard and the government needs to accept responsibility for its failures.
The Government of Bangladesh Needs to Stop Silencing Its Citizens
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
August 14, 2018
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
China's institutional infrastructure is weaker than it might appear at first glance.
Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
August 14, 2018
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
Kunduz, Lashkar Gah, and now Ghazni. Which Afghan city will be next?
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
Dealing with an Ambiguous World Order, from China to the United States
August 10, 2018
Dealing with an Ambiguous World Order, from China to the United States
How to think about a world order in flux.
Dealing with an Ambiguous World Order, from China to the United States
Where Pessimism Is Realism: The Korean Peninsula
August 09, 2018
Where Pessimism Is Realism: The Korean Peninsula
When it comes to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, pessimism is realism.
Where Pessimism Is Realism: The Korean Peninsula
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
August 08, 2018
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
A view from China on the treaties that apply to the territorial dispute between China and Japan.
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
August 07, 2018
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Don't fall into the trap of comparing apples to oranges.
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan
August 07, 2018
How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan
Afghans consider both China and India to be trustworthy neighbors. Together, they can help ensure Afghanistan's future.
How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan
Maintaining the International Order in Asian Seas
August 06, 2018
Maintaining the International Order in Asian Seas
Why international law is the basis for settling maritime disputes.
Maintaining the International Order in Asian Seas
China’s South China Sea Project Must Not Succeed
August 06, 2018
China’s South China Sea Project Must Not Succeed
The international community shouldn’t quietly let China ignore the 2016 decision.
China’s South China Sea Project Must Not Succeed
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
August 03, 2018
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
This goes beyond dislike for the DPP – it’s a long-term strategy from Beijing.
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
Hidden Spies: Countering the Chinese Intelligence Threat
August 03, 2018
Hidden Spies: Countering the Chinese Intelligence Threat
Painting every Chinese student as an intelligence threat is not the way to counter economic and industrial espionage.
Hidden Spies: Countering the Chinese Intelligence Threat
Reconceiving Taiwan as a Pacific Island Country
August 02, 2018
Reconceiving Taiwan as a Pacific Island Country
The claim “Taiwan has always been Chinese” is simply untrue and anachronistic.
Reconceiving Taiwan as a Pacific Island Country
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
July 31, 2018
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
After some setbacks, the U.S. is making progress in its diplomatic struggle with China. 
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
July 31, 2018
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
Though the administration has begun building out this aspect of its Asia strategy, much more remains to be done.
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
July 31, 2018
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
Despite the FBI chief’s recent warning about Chinese espionage, the U.S. government’s reaction could prove counterproductive.
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
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