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How West Will Arm Burma
April 21, 2012
How West Will Arm Burma
The West doesn’t need to lift an arms embargo to help arm Burma. Lifting investment restrictions will do the job.
How West Will Arm Burma
Can Hong Kong Control Own Fate?
April 16, 2012
Can Hong Kong Control Own Fate?
This month’s selection of a pro-Beijing chief executive sparked anger in Hong Kong. The city has a long and awkward history of being at the mercy of others.
Can Hong Kong Control Own Fate?
India's Achilles' Heel
March 02, 2012
India's Achilles' Heel
India’s economy and its military have made rapid strides. But threats to energy security could undermine this.
India's Achilles' Heel
February 17, 2012
What Singapore Teaches U.S.
The British surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942 should be instructive to U.S. policymakers eyeing China’s rise. War isn’t inevitable, but history is full of surprises.
What Singapore Teaches U.S.
Obama’s Falklands Failure
February 15, 2012
Obama’s Falklands Failure
America’s failure to clearly back Britain in its current diplomatic row with Argentina over the Falkland Islands risks sending the wrong message to U.S. allies in Asia.
Obama’s Falklands Failure
Lessons of the War of 1812
January 03, 2012
Lessons of the War of 1812
Remote powers have a limited capacity to project sea power. There are lessons here for Asian strategists.
Lessons of the War of 1812
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
December 06, 2011
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Last week’s assault on the British Embassy was unacceptable. But more sanctions are only going to embolden Iran’s ideologues.
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
December 02, 2011
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
The attack on the British Embassy in Iran was a troubling escalation. If the attack was ordered by the supreme leader’s son, it could be just the start.
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
Europe Grapples With U.S. Pivot
December 01, 2011
Europe Grapples With U.S. Pivot
European nations will have to get used to the U.S. paying more attention to Asia, says Sir Malcolm Rifkind. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Europe Grapples With U.S. Pivot
November 29, 2011
An American Ulcer?
Should the U.S. take a leaf from an old playbook and consider trying war by contingent in East Asia?
An American Ulcer?
Australia’s China Dance
September 28, 2011
Australia’s China Dance
China is now Australia’s largest trading partner. Will Canberra shun its traditional allies in favour of Beijing as a strategic partner?
Australia’s China Dance
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
July 10, 2011
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
Burma’s opposition leader may have achieved less than the Chinese premier. But Suu Kyi’s less is definitely more.
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
The Politics of High-Speed Rail
June 29, 2011
The Politics of High-Speed Rail
The opening of China’s high-speed rail line highlights possible future tensions over contracts in Europe.
The Politics of High-Speed Rail
Monroe Doctrines in Asia?
June 15, 2011
Monroe Doctrines in Asia?
The Monroe Doctrine is seen as a quintessentially US policy, but it has lessons for India and China today. What happens when a free-rider meets a strongman?
Monroe Doctrines in Asia?
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
January 18, 2011
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
In the third in our series on Asia-Pacific navies, Alessio Patalano argues that Japan has had no choice but to develop a powerful navy.
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
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