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Kampai and Gun Bae to Kentucky Bourbon!
June 06, 2015

Kampai and Gun Bae to Kentucky Bourbon!

By Robert Farley
There's a reason East Asia loves Kentucky: it's the top bourbon producer in the world.
Could East Asia's Weak Institutions Be a Blessing in Disguise?
February 07, 2015

Could East Asia's Weak Institutions Be a Blessing in Disguise?

By Robert Farley
East Asia's multilateral institutions -- from ASEAN to APEC -- are generally weak. This might be a good thing.

Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
January 10, 2015

Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's editors kick off 2015 with a discussion of the geopolitical trends to watch in the Asia-Pacific.

4 Ways Conflict Could Develop in East Asia
December 16, 2014

4 Ways Conflict Could Develop in East Asia

By Robert Farley
As you watch East Asia in 2015, keep an eye on these four factors.

4 Reasons Why Japan (Still) Doubts US Security Assurances
April 29, 2014

4 Reasons Why Japan (Still) Doubts US Security Assurances

By Dingding Chen
Japan has plenty of good reasons to remain skeptical of the United States' commitment to its security.
Can China and Japan Solve the Dilemma of 'Two Tigers, One Mountain?'
April 02, 2014

Can China and Japan Solve the Dilemma of 'Two Tigers, One Mountain?'

By Jin Kai
Limited strategic space in East Asia makes a long-term solution to China-Japan tensions imperative.

Pentagon Report Reveals Chinese Military Developments
May 08, 2013

Pentagon Report Reveals Chinese Military Developments

Last year’s annual report on Chinese military developments was widely criticized. What does the 2013 version offer?

East Asia's Islands Challenge
April 18, 2013

East Asia's Islands Challenge

“If symbolic disagreements create conflicts and prevent agreements, then the real problems lie in the domestic political considerations of the players.”

John Kerry Arrives in East Asia
April 13, 2013

John Kerry Arrives in East Asia

America’s Secretary of State arrives in the region at a critical time. Can he help ease tensions?

East Asia's New Peacemaker: Mongolia?
March 15, 2013

East Asia's New Peacemaker: Mongolia?

From provocations coming from North Korea to various island spats, East Asia is rife with hotspots. Could Mongolia play a role?

March 07, 2013

Arms Race: 21st Century Style

Often times differences in national interest and capabilities result in countries trying to counter one another through dissimilar means.

A Sobering Assessment
December 21, 2012

A Sobering Assessment

A report by the U.S. National Intelligence Council notes some troubling projections for Asia : a potential for increased conflict.

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