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Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?
January 02, 2019

Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
George Everest’s mansion is decrepit and New Delhi wants a private company to adopt it.

A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair
October 09, 2018

A Murder in Yunnan: The Margary Affair

By David Leffman
A trade war, an unsolved murder, and the founding of the Chinese Embassy in London.
Kipling as Mowgli: One View of The Jungle Book
August 06, 2018

Kipling as Mowgli: One View of The Jungle Book

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Both Mowgli and Kim represent Kipling as a child, raised at the intersection of two civilizations.

Who Is Responsible for the Gilgit-Baltistan Dispute?
March 29, 2017

Who Is Responsible for the Gilgit-Baltistan Dispute?

By Prateek Joshi
A recent British motion to condemn Pakistani control of the territory forgets that London made that control possible.

Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia
March 27, 2016

Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia

By Nigel Collett
India's contributions during WWII have often been overlooked. A new book by Srinath Raghavan helps redress that.

Winston Churchill in India
March 29, 2015

Winston Churchill in India

By Francis P. Sempa
The great statesman’s literary career was shaped by fighting in some familiar territory.

The Geopolitics of Sino-Russian Rapprochement
July 11, 2014

The Geopolitics of Sino-Russian Rapprochement

By Peter Harris
As Beijing and Moscow make nice, how should Washington respond?
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
April 10, 2014

The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions

By James R. Holmes
World War I provides a nice contrast to the violent power transitions of Thucydides’ day.

The Fall of Singapore and Railway of Death
February 11, 2014

The Fall of Singapore and Railway of Death

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new film remembers the end of Britain’s Asian Empire and a 'complacent supremacy.'

February 08, 2012

The West’s First War with China

China has a long and impressive tradition of warcraft. Studying it properly would do the West a world of good.

February 08, 2012

The West’s First War with China

China has a long and impressive tradition of warcraft. Studying it properly would do the West a world of good.

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