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France-China Ties on Mend
May 03, 2010
France-China Ties on Mend
Last week’s state visit to China by Nicolas Sarkozy was another sign of improved Franco-Sino ties, says Richard Weitz.
France-China Ties on Mend
South Korea's Secret War
April 27, 2010
South Korea's Secret War
It may want to keep it quiet, but South Korea is developing a modern, more assertive military, says David Axe.
South Korea's Secret War
Politics Strains US-Japan Ties
April 27, 2010
Politics Strains US-Japan Ties
Yukio Hatoyama is putting an election ahead of the US alliance, says former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Starr.
Politics Strains US-Japan Ties
China’s Nuclear Option
April 26, 2010
China’s Nuclear Option
Chinese policymakers say the country’s rapidly modernizing nuclear force is nothing to fear. They could do more to prove it.
China’s Nuclear Option
The Greatest Show on Earth?
April 23, 2010
The Greatest Show on Earth?
Will the billions spent on the Shanghai Expo mark a grand global entrance or expensive flop? John D. Van Fleet reports.
The Greatest Show on Earth?
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
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