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Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
April 19, 2010
Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
Last week’s nuclear security summit showed Asian nations are ready to take a lead, says Richard Weitz. There’s a lot to do.
Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
When Superpowers Fall
April 13, 2010
When Superpowers Fall
China will one day surpass the US in global power. But its reign will be both more and less secure than its predecessor.
When Superpowers Fall
China Will Get Democracy
April 08, 2010
China Will Get Democracy
Expect it by 2030, says Chatham House senior fellow Kerry Brown. But in the short-term, things might get a little rough.
China Will Get Democracy
April 06, 2010
Who Controls Bank of Japan?
And does Japan’s ruling party know what it’s doing? A top economist raises serious concerns–and takes aim at the Fed.
Who Controls Bank of Japan?
Why China Snubs Russia Arms
April 05, 2010
Why China Snubs Russia Arms
Chinese advances and Russian suspicion have led to a shift in the arms sales balance, says Richard Weitz. But for how long?
Why China Snubs Russia Arms
No, China’s Not Arrogant
March 31, 2010
No, China’s Not Arrogant
Chatham House fellow and Wall Street Journal blogger Yiyi Lu says some of the conventional wisdom on China just isn’t very wise.
No, China’s Not Arrogant
China on a Tightrope
March 30, 2010
China on a Tightrope
Economic reform requires political reform, says James Dorn. China’s leaders must loosen control if they want harmony.
China on a Tightrope
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
March 17, 2010
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
Want to understand Kim Jong-il’s regime? A good place to start might be its cartoons, says Geoffrey Cain.
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
March 15, 2010
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
Strange, ritualistic and stuck in a time warp—it’s easy to discount the annual People’s Congress. And a mistake, says Minxin Pei.
China’s Revolutionary Hope?
March 11, 2010
Japan Embracing China?
The Diplomat speaks with Caroline Rose, author of ‘Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?’ about Sino-Japanese ties, the US-Japan alliance and the prospects for an East Asia Community.
Japan Embracing China?
China’s Arctic Play
March 09, 2010
China’s Arctic Play
An admiral stakes a territorial claim—and it looks like there’s more to come.
China’s Arctic Play
March 05, 2010
US Eyeing Asian Arms Race?
Sparking one might be the best chance the US has of maintaining its traditional air combat superiority, says David Axe.
US Eyeing Asian Arms Race?
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
March 02, 2010
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
A US handover of wartime control of forces to its South Korean hosts has locals torn between sovereignty and security guarantees.
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
February 24, 2010
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
Signs of a decaying North Korean regime are a reminder of allied failures, says Christian Whiton. Time to weaken it from within.
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
February 19, 2010
China’s Russian Invasion
Russian officials have mused openly about the prospects of a de facto takeover of the country’s Far East by Chinese immigrants (legal and illegal alike) reports Joshua Kucera. But a booming Chinese economy and disaffection with Moscow might actually be pushing Russians the other way.
China’s Russian Invasion
Japan-US ties in Question
February 17, 2010
Japan-US ties in Question
Described by many as the worst crisis in decades in Japan-US relations, the controversy surrounding the relocation of the US Futenma air base in Okinawa has left Japan’s Prime Minister with the choice of defying its most important ally or breaking a key election pledge. But as David McNeill reports, whatever the outcome, the debate has reinforced Okinawans’ disillusionment with power politics and government promises.
Japan-US ties in Question
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