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.