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Why the UK Shouldn’t Follow Washington on China
June 01, 2019
Why the UK Shouldn’t Follow Washington on China
A divergence between the China policies of the two traditional trans-Atlantic allies is not new.
Why the UK Shouldn’t Follow Washington on China
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
May 31, 2019
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
Neither the U.S. nor China wants a hot war, but they will continue to contest their differing interests in the region.
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
Would New India-Pakistan Talks Really Matter?
May 31, 2019
Would New India-Pakistan Talks Really Matter?
Even if dialogue resumes, it is doubtful if it will achieve anything short of synchronized progress on a number of areas.
Would New India-Pakistan Talks Really Matter?
Can the US Help Taiwan Keep Its Remaining Diplomatic Relationships?
May 30, 2019
Can the US Help Taiwan Keep Its Remaining Diplomatic Relationships?
Taiwan has lost five partners to China since 2016. Washington might be able to help stem the tide.
Can the US Help Taiwan Keep Its Remaining Diplomatic Relationships?
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
May 28, 2019
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
The country’s new private schools must be allowed to innovate.
Uzbekistan Needs Greater Academic Independence
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
May 27, 2019
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
Pakistani women’s experiences in upending extremism across the border provide valuable lessons for Afghan women.
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
Considering History and Narratives as Spain and the Philippines Approach 500th Anniversary
May 24, 2019
Considering History and Narratives as Spain and the Philippines Approach 500th Anniversary
At the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Spain in the Philippines, which narrative do we celebrate?
Considering History and Narratives as Spain and the Philippines Approach 500th Anniversary
Tragedy and World Order: What Lessons for US Asia Policy?
May 24, 2019
Tragedy and World Order: What Lessons for US Asia Policy?
A new book situates the U.S. relationship with the international order in historical perspective.
Tragedy and World Order: What Lessons for US Asia Policy?
Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
May 24, 2019
Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
Modi’s chest-thumping over Pakistan paid off.
Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
Does China Really Respect Sovereignty?
May 23, 2019
Does China Really Respect Sovereignty?
Both Washington and Beijing claim to champion sovereignty – they just have different ideas of what that looks like.
Does China Really Respect Sovereignty?
The Remarkable Survival of Free Thought and Activism in China
May 23, 2019
The Remarkable Survival of Free Thought and Activism in China
The regime’s repressive efforts are increasing, but they are also failing in important ways.
The Remarkable Survival of Free Thought and Activism in China
Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
May 23, 2019
Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Italy would have been better served showing solidarity with Europe and negotiating with China from a position of strength.
Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
May 20, 2019
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
There can be no demanding justice for those interned in China while refusing to defend the people who attempt to provide it.
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
May 20, 2019
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
Race and civilization are the wrong framing for the U.S.-China competition.
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
May 18, 2019
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
A week-long event dedicated to Asian diversity is laughable in the face of China’s attempts to eradicate Uyghur culture.
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
Asia Will No Longer Tolerate Being a Plastic Waste Dump
May 17, 2019
Asia Will No Longer Tolerate Being a Plastic Waste Dump
China set the trend of refusing foreign plastic waste. Now other Asian countries are following suit.
Asia Will No Longer Tolerate Being a Plastic Waste Dump
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