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Biggest Show on Earth
December 09, 2009
Biggest Show on Earth
Stephen Midas reports from the Copenhagen Climate Conference where delegates around the world are working to thrash out an agreement aimed at tackling global warming.
Biggest Show on Earth
December 04, 2009
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The Diplomat speaks with Nina Hachigian, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and co-author of ‘The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise,’ about US president Barack Obama’s recent trip to China, Sino-India tensions and whether China is destined for great power status.
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
November 27, 2009
Growing Pains
Dubbed the ‘Dreamhub’, Seoul’s massive international business district project is meant to be the jewel in the crown of the city’s redevelopment efforts. But as Ben Hancock reports, the plan’s grandeur belies a deep conflict over the future of the city and its residents.
Growing Pains
November 01, 2009
The Silent Treatment
In this country they assume you’re an enemy right off the bat,” the elderly Polish-American tourist said as our ancient Soviet airplane descended into the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on the regular Air Koryo flight from the northern Chinese city of Shenyang.
The Silent Treatment
October 27, 2009
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
The Diplomat spoke recently with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay about the key economic challenges facing the region, next month’s leaders’ summit, and claims that international summits are simply talking shops.
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
October 22, 2009
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
By the second quarter of this century, Asia will be the centre of gravity of the world economy and China will be leading the world. But while the US used ‘democracy’ as its defining diplomatic principle in the 20th century, the big question is–what will China use?
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
China Emerges Stronger, More Influential from Global Turmoil
September 16, 2009
China Emerges Stronger, More Influential from Global Turmoil
Dalian, China – As the world looks hopefully to signs of economic recovery after a year of global financial turmoil and recession, many are turning toward China with renewed confidence, both as a potential investor and a promising new marketplace.
China Emerges Stronger, More Influential from Global Turmoil
September 10, 2009
Why China Military Watchers Got It Wrong
The publication last month of a monograph which dramatically overturns longstanding assumptions about the defense of Taiwan should make sobering reading for US policymakers.
Why China Military Watchers Got It Wrong
August 13, 2009
On the Cyber Warpath
An intelligence specialist considers the implications of the recent attacks by Chinese hackers on the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
On the Cyber Warpath
July 26, 2009
The United States and Asia
The Diplomat spoke recently with Stephen Yates, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Christian Whiton, a former deputy special envoy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, about North Korea, China and US relations with Japan.
The United States and Asia
July 16, 2009
The Truth Test
We may never know exactly what happened when an ethnically charged fight in a toy factory in southern China on June 26 left two Uighur factory workers dead and dozens more injured.
The Truth Test
June 18, 2009
Western Vs. Authoritarian Capitalism
Western Vs. Authoritarian Capitalism
June 18, 2009
China in Latin America
China’s growing influence on international affairs is nowhere more evident than in Latin America, a region pejoratively regarded as the ‘backyard’ of the United States.
China in Latin America
June 18, 2009
Authoritarian regimes
In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell, Francis Fukuyama asked whether the world had reached ‘the end of history’.
Authoritarian regimes
June 14, 2009
Why the World Needs China
Kathleen McLaughlin reports from Beijing on the strengthening economic ties between China and the US.
Why the World Needs China
June 10, 2009
Below the Surface
The 20th anniversary earlier this month of the Tiananmen tragedy has given China-watchers an opportunity to take stock of their analyses over the past two decades. And, given the recent media and policy attention lavished on China’s maritime ambitions, it is worth looking back at Western studies of the Chinese navy and its impressive advances in recent years. However, a closer look at many of those predictions shows, at best, a patchy record of success – and, at worst, some worrying analytical shortcomings.
Below the Surface
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