June 03, 2013
Why China Is Not the Solution to the Korean Crisis
Beijing calls the shots in North Korea? History shows that thinking is misguided.
May 30, 2013
Aida Makoto: Far-Sighted Visions of Near-Sighted Japan
Artist enfant terrible Aida Makoto spoke with The Diplomat about his provocative Tokyo exhibition and whether there is hope for Japan.
May 29, 2013
Middlepowerism & Continuity in South Korean Foreign Policy
The way Seoul defines its middle-power status could offer the best insight into its policy direction.
May 28, 2013
Actually, It Was the Philippines That Bungled the Crisis with Taiwan
Responding to a recent piece in The Diplomat, Dennis Halpin argues that the missteps were Manila’s.
May 27, 2013
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Intransigence on pricing may cost Moscow dearly in the huge Asian gas market.
May 24, 2013
The US Marine Corps in the Pivot to the Pacific
The centerpiece of the U.S. Pivot to the Pacific, the Marines are moving forward.
May 20, 2013
Deleterious Neglect: Will the U.S. Navy Surrender Maritime Asia?
Unchallenged for decades, and facing budget cuts, the U.S. Navy risks losing its capability to challenge the PLA in its near seas.
May 17, 2013
Why Japan Should Ignore China’s Okinawa Provocation
Nationalists are seeking leverage for the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute. Japan shouldn’t play into their hands.
May 16, 2013
Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving?
Demand for food is set to surge within the region. Can productivity growth keep pace?
May 14, 2013
China’s Urban Dream Denied
More than half of China’s massive population live in cities. With hundreds of millions more coming in the next 15-20 years, will they have a place to live?
May 12, 2013
Taiwan's Military Flexes its Muscles
A story in photos: The recent Han Kuang series of exercises was a serious display of Taiwan’s military power.