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Kim Jong-il’s Slush Fund Woes?
September 06, 2010
Kim Jong-il’s Slush Fund Woes?
Bureau 39 has been dubbed Kim’s own slush fund. A chain of eateries offers a glimpse into how the North Korean body makes cash.
Kim Jong-il’s Slush Fund Woes?
Pointless US Plan for China?
August 27, 2010
Pointless US Plan for China?
The US has given its AirSea Battle concept much fanfare. But is it really the best response to China’s military build-up?
Pointless US Plan for China?
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
August 27, 2010
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
By running to become Democratic Party of Japan leader, Ichiro Ozawa risks tearing the country’s ruling party apart.
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
The Right US Pacific Strategy?
August 24, 2010
The Right US Pacific Strategy?
It’s been a tumultuous year for the US in the Pacific. Policymakers need to remember China sees things differently from them.
The Right US Pacific Strategy?
China—Pricier, But Still OK
August 22, 2010
China—Pricier, But Still OK
With rising labour costs, doing business is becoming more costly in China. But foreign firms still find it the best value.
China—Pricier, But Still OK
China’s Greedy 'Communists'
August 16, 2010
China’s Greedy 'Communists'
There’s little doubt China has a real estate bubble. The only question now is when taxpayers will have to foot the bill for it.
China’s Greedy 'Communists'
August 11, 2010
China’s Eyes in the Skies
The PLA is in the process of creating an almost impregnable air defence system for China. Washington should take note.
China’s Eyes in the Skies
Will Asia Nix Iran Sanctions?
August 10, 2010
Will Asia Nix Iran Sanctions?
The US is keen for Asia to follow tougher EU sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme. Expect China to drive a hard bargain.
Will Asia Nix Iran Sanctions?
Growth and Freedom in Asia
August 05, 2010
Growth and Freedom in Asia
Does economic growth inevitably lead to democracy? China and Vietnam are growing fast, but political freedom still lags.
Growth and Freedom in Asia
China-Russia Border Poison
August 03, 2010
China-Russia Border Poison
An accident involving barrels of toxic chemicals is only likely to exacerbate long-standing Russian concerns over China.
China-Russia Border Poison
How China Can Shut US Up
August 02, 2010
How China Can Shut US Up
Clinton’s remarks on the South China Sea shouldn’t have surprised China, says Minxin Pei. It must be careful not to overreact.
How China Can Shut US Up
US Starting Asia Space Race?
July 29, 2010
US Starting Asia Space Race?
The launch of the X-37 marks a hike in the space stakes, says David Axe. Will Asian countries see it as a military threat?
US Starting Asia Space Race?
How China Gambit Backfired
July 28, 2010
How China Gambit Backfired
China’s more assertive foreign policy has challenged the Obama administration’s worldview. Expect a new US grand strategy.
How China Gambit Backfired
China’s Dangerous Arrogance
July 23, 2010
China’s Dangerous Arrogance
An increasingly assertive China is creating its own Monroe Doctrine for Asia’s seas—and threatening longstanding freedoms.
China’s Dangerous Arrogance
Beijing's Fragile Swagger
July 22, 2010
Beijing's Fragile Swagger
The US should be more ready to stand its ground with China. It won’t get any respect in Beijing for trying to appease it.
Beijing's Fragile Swagger
Another Korean Nuclear Issue
July 19, 2010
Another Korean Nuclear Issue
South Korea wants to boost its nuclear capacity. In an already proliferation prone part of the world, this has the US worried.
Another Korean Nuclear Issue
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