September 22, 2013
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
In Cyber War Will Not Take Place, Thomas Rid argues that cyber attacks will bring peace.
August 16, 2013
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
Events in Egypt are proving to be every bit as complicated for Beijing as they are for the US.
June 12, 2013
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Diplomat spoke with the Pakistani hosts of BBC Urdu’s first TV program.
May 09, 2013
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
David Cohen offers possible reasons behind China’s efforts at Middle East peace.
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?
October 29, 2012
Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World
“There is a point at which non-interference becomes complicity in mass murder.”
August 17, 2012
Iran's Syrian Endgame
Assad’s fall will not be the disaster for Tehran that many envision. The Islamic Republic has adapted before and will do so again.
July 31, 2012
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Menace
Assad’s chemical weapons risk turning Syria’s tragedy into something even more dreadful.
July 24, 2012
Chinese Muslims and The 'Arab Spring'
China’s Muslims have followed events in Egypt closely. Can Beijing adapt to their needs while maintaining control?
July 07, 2012
The Military Solution
Tom Engelhardt on the lessons Washington can’t draw from the failure of the military option
January 27, 2012
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
December 31, 2011
A Year of Protest
The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street protests may have captured the headlines. But don’t forget about Asia.