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America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
July 17, 2012
America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
With a watchful eye towards China, the nations of Southeast Asia seem receptive to America’s charms, Luke Hunt reports.
America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
How to Fix the Olympics
July 14, 2012
How to Fix the Olympics
Does hosting the Olympics do for a city what we say it does? Mark Perryman’s modest proposal for fixing the great games.
How to Fix the Olympics
Kenneth Waltz on “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”
July 08, 2012
Kenneth Waltz on “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”
The Diplomat talks Iran, China, nuclear weapons and more with bomb dropper Kenneth Waltz.
Kenneth Waltz on “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”
Suu Kyi & the Contradictions of State
June 30, 2012
Suu Kyi & the Contradictions of State
As her recent tour of Europe makes clear, Aung San Suu Kyi remains popular. But two of Burma’s ethnic minority groups are wondering if her caution amounts to betrayal.
Suu Kyi & the Contradictions of State
China’s Not-So-Hard Power Strategy
June 28, 2012
China’s Not-So-Hard Power Strategy
Questions remain over how the Scarborough Shoal standoff will finally be resolved. But recent events should have reassured China’s leaders that hard power isn’t always necessary.
China’s Not-So-Hard Power Strategy
Vietnam’s Blogger Revolution?
June 20, 2012
Vietnam’s Blogger Revolution?
Vietnamese bloggers are increasingly driving the news agenda in the country. More robust reporting will be good for Vietnam’s development.
Vietnam’s Blogger Revolution?
Southeast Asia and the Grexit Danger
June 13, 2012
Southeast Asia and the Grexit Danger
Southeast Asian economies should prepare for the worst in Europe. If not, they risk finding themselves overwhelmed by the gathering storm.
Southeast Asia and the Grexit Danger
Easy Part Over for Vietnam
June 10, 2012
Easy Part Over for Vietnam
The optimism during Vietnam’s pre-2008 economic boom is over. The Communist Party knows it must take action. But it doesn’t seem to know what.
Easy Part Over for Vietnam
Thailand’s Forgotten War
June 06, 2012
Thailand’s Forgotten War
The deadly conflict unfolding in Thailand’s south may not always make headlines. But terrorists in the region are showing a troubling ruthlessness.
Thailand’s Forgotten War
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
May 31, 2012
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
Amid signs of reform, Burma’s media appears to be being allowed greater freedom. But there are still limits, says one journalist at the center of changes.
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
Cambodia's Most Dangerous Job?
May 30, 2012
Cambodia's Most Dangerous Job?
Working in the fields isn’t typically considered a dangerous job. But with plantations still littered with unexploded ordnance, some Cambodians are looking for companies to step up.
Cambodia's Most Dangerous Job?
South China Sea Is No Powder Keg
May 26, 2012
South China Sea Is No Powder Keg
China isn’t looking for conflict in the South China Sea. Indeed, it already seems to be moderating its language over it its spat with the Philippines.
South China Sea Is No Powder Keg
Justice in the Philippines
May 22, 2012
Justice in the Philippines
Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed to make fighting corruption a priority when taking office. But the impeachment trial for the chief justice has sparked accusations of overreach.
Justice in the Philippines
China’s Small Stick Diplomacy
May 21, 2012
China’s Small Stick Diplomacy
China’s combination of fishing boats, unarmed law-enforcement ships, and military power allows Beijing to act as a provocateur – and to use small stick diplomacy.
China’s Small Stick Diplomacy
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
May 16, 2012
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Signs of democratic reforms in Burma are welcome. But are they likely to help bring an end to ethnic unrest in Kachin state?
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Bush and Cheney on Trial
May 15, 2012
Bush and Cheney on Trial
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal accuses George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of war crimes. They are serious accusations, but this isn’t a serious court.
Bush and Cheney on Trial
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