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The Kit Kat in Japan, a Transliteration Success
August 05, 2019

The Kit Kat in Japan, a Transliteration Success

By Layne Vandenberg
Transliterating company names into Chinese and Japanese has contributed to the success of popular brands.

Chifa and Nikkei Cuisine: East Asia’s Fusion With Peru
March 06, 2019

Chifa and Nikkei Cuisine: East Asia’s Fusion With Peru

By Teresa Kennedy and Layne Vandenberg
The evolution of East Asian cuisines in Peru hints at important divergences between Chinese and Japanese subcultures in Latin America.
Helsinki: How to Create a European Hub for Asia
June 01, 2018

Helsinki: How to Create a European Hub for Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A relatively small airport in northern Europe became an unexpected beneficiary of growing Asia-Europe connectivity.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
April 18, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report

By Ankit Panda
The meeting would be the highest-level official U.S.-North Korea encounter since 2000.

Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
November 11, 2016

Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Examining the worst case and most likely scenarios when it comes to war under President Trump.

The 'Pivot' Gets Trumped: The Asia-Pacific Under President Trump
November 10, 2016

The 'Pivot' Gets Trumped: The Asia-Pacific Under President Trump

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What does a Trump presidency in the United States mean for East, Southeast, and South Asia? Our editors discuss.

Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
November 10, 2016

Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Isolationism or military buildup?
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
November 09, 2016

Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The election of Trump may herald the end of the postwar order.

The Big Nuking of 1959: How the US Would Have Nuked East Asia
May 06, 2016

The Big Nuking of 1959: How the US Would Have Nuked East Asia

By Robert Farley
A recently declassified nuclear target list shows how the U.S. planned to use its nuclear weapons in the late-1950s.

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia
April 29, 2016

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Donald Trump delivers a long-awaited articulation of his foreign policy views.

Are India and North Korea Really Upgrading Ties?
September 19, 2015

Are India and North Korea Really Upgrading Ties?

By Ankit Panda
India needs to think long and hard before upgrading ties with North Korea.
Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia
June 16, 2015

Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The 2015 SIPRI Yearbook emphasizes Beijing's critical role in aggravating tensions in East Asia.

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