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Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
February 01, 2018
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
What to make of recent reports that the Vatican has made a breakthrough in relations with Beijing?
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
December 07, 2017
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
The Pope treads carefully to avoid a diplomatic incident, even while focusing world attention on the Rohingya crisis.
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
The Complicated China-Vatican Relationship Moves Forward
December 05, 2017
The Complicated China-Vatican Relationship Moves Forward
Both sides express willingness to improve bilateral relations despite sporadic unfriendly gestures.
The Complicated China-Vatican Relationship Moves Forward
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
November 28, 2017
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
A closer look suggests that there is no shortage of reasons to be skeptical.
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
May 09, 2017
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
The restoration of diplomatic ties comes with Pope Francis' offer to help with peacebuilding in Myanmar.
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
February 10, 2017
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
According to a Hong Kong bishop, China and the Holy See have a solution to the major issue keeping them apart.
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
Making East Asia Summits Meaningful
November 18, 2015
Making East Asia Summits Meaningful
Taking the events out of their diplomatic straitjackets could produce unexpected opportunities.
Making East Asia Summits Meaningful
China and the Pope: It's Complicated
October 01, 2015
China and the Pope: It's Complicated
Xi Jinping's visit to the US overlapped with Pope Francis' trip. Will the two ever actually meet?
China and the Pope: It's Complicated
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
April 17, 2015
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
Can China and the Vatican ever reach mutual understanding?
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
Pope Francis Begins Asia Tour in Sri Lanka
January 14, 2015
Pope Francis Begins Asia Tour in Sri Lanka
Pope Francis began his 2015 Asia tour with a visit to Sri Lanka.
Pope Francis Begins Asia Tour in Sri Lanka
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
January 09, 2015
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
Will the pontiff be able to sway the notoriously conservative Philippine Catholic Church?
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
January 06, 2015
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
Why Southeast Asia is featuring prominently in the Catholic Church’s agenda.
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
January 01, 2015
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
Would a papal visit so soon after the election be such a bad thing?
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
October 02, 2014
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
The bloc has finally broken its silence. Can it now contribute to the fight against the terrorist outfit?
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia
August 20, 2014
Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia
The diplomatic breakthroughs were small but steady during the pope's first visit to the region.
Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
August 19, 2014
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
On his last day in South Korea, the pope greeted Korean "comfort women."
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
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