February 23, 2013
Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
Park enters office in South Korea facing a daunting array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. She may very well prove up to the task.
February 22, 2013
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
Although sharing many of the same problems as Arab societies, the Arab Spring never arrived in Beijing. Why?
February 14, 2013
Beijing's North Korea Problem
North Korea’s recent nuclear test presents an interesting problem for China — with no easy solutions.
February 13, 2013
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
Few have seriously thought about the probability and the various plausible scenarios of a regime transition in China — until now.
February 10, 2013
7 Reasons China and Japan Won't Go To War
Even as tensions between Beijing and Tokyo grow by the day, there are good reasons to believe outright conflict can be avoided.
February 08, 2013
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
As tensions rise, Linda Jakobson looks at how China’s leader-in-waiting may be involved—and the role of dysfunctional decision-making.
February 05, 2013
Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The "Chinese Dream"
Many talk of China “rising.” Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a “century of humiliation” — and not a rise from nothing.
February 03, 2013
Japan's Demographic Disaster
Japan is faced with an unprecedented population challenge that will have social, economic, and political consequences for years to come.
January 31, 2013
China's New Militancy
Chinese leaders’ repeated calls for the PLA to be ready to plan, fight, and win wars is an ominous sign.
January 29, 2013
Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?
Maybe. But the United States would need to consider the consequences…and what happens next.
January 27, 2013
Would China Block Korean Unification?
With some arguing China is turning North Korea into a 21st-century tributary state, it can’t stop its reunification with the South.
January 25, 2013
America's Pivot: One Big Contradiction
“If Washington isn’t comfortable with a more powerful China…making China wealthier by trading with it doesn’t make much sense.”