East Asia

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October 27, 2012

South Korea's Presidential Showdown: The Forgotten Issue

While the economy dominates the election, South Korea’s next president will have important foreign policy choices to make.

October 20, 2012

1962's Other Crisis: India and China go to War

While often overshadowed by the Cuban Missile Crisis, the conflict still colors relations between the two nations to this day.

October 19, 2012

A Roll of the Dice: North Korea's Economic Reform Gamble

There are mixed signs change may lie ahead for North Korea’s troubled economy. While reform is possible, big challenges lie ahead.

September 21, 2012

China's New Stealth Fighter Gambit

Was the jet crafted from stolen intelligence? Could it be used on China’s new aircraft carrier? With photos appearing online of another Chinese stealth fighter, questions are mounting.

September 14, 2012

Is China's Global Times Misunderstood?

The Global Times is often considered a ‘hardline’ newspaper. A comprehensive reading of the editorial section tells a different story.

September 11, 2012

China's "One Country, Two Systems" Under Threat

As mainlanders head to Hong Kong to protest, Chinese authorities are increasingly cracking down on the former British colony.

September 10, 2012

Are Chinese Banks Hiding "The Mother of All Debt Bombs"?

China’s massive bank financed stimulus was intended to keep the economy moving. It may instead lead to economic disaster.

September 05, 2012

More Money, More Problems in South Korea

A perfect storm of government debt, easy consumer credit and a culture of consumption could lead to economic disaster.

September 01, 2012

What’s Holding Mobile Money Back?

Where banking infrastructure is limited in parts of Asia, mobile money could provide a solution. Emulating Kenya’s successful model could speed its adoption.

August 31, 2012

China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism

Beijing has long interwoven strands of victimization and self-righteousness into Chinese nationalism, which have made compromise more difficult.

August 30, 2012

China's Real Blue Water Navy

China is building a two-layered navy with a high-end Near Seas component and a limited, low-end capability beyond. It is not poised to speed across the Pacific to threaten America.

August 30, 2012

North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question

North Korea holds trillions of dollars in mineral resources. Unless it reforms its economy, it may never see much benefit.

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