Soccer School Sparks Controversy in Kyrgyzstan
By Colleen Wood
FC Barcelona visited Kyrgyzstan to inaugurate two new football academies. Japarov is touchy about investigations into how the schools are funded.
US Sports Stakes in China: Deals Vs. Democracy
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Andrew Brandt.
China and the Military World Games
By Eleanor Albert
As China lauds the success of the 2019 games in Wuhan, let's look at why Beijing is interested in such events at all.
Tokyo 2020: Asian Democracy in the Spotlight
By John Lee
Democracies must accept they are in a contest of political ideas, especially in Asia.
Sports Diplomacy: The Case of the Two Koreas
By Layne Vandenberg
North Korea has long used sport as a means for diplomacy, humanizing the regime and its people.
Taking Australian Rules Football to Asia
By Grant Wyeth
The Australian Football League hopes the uniquely Aussie sport will catch on in Asia.
The Limits of Inter-Korea Sports Diplomacy
By Troy Stangarone
A look at the past, present, and future of sports diplomacy between North and South Korea.
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
By Leif-Eric Easley
North Korea's upcoming Olympics appearance is both an opportunity and a challenge for South Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
Interview with Nicholas Griffin
By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat interviews Nicholas Griffin, the author of Ping-Pong Diplomacy