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Understanding China’s Arctic Policies
November 14, 2013
Understanding China’s Arctic Policies
China is playing a prudent long game in the region, with economics the driving factor.
Understanding China’s Arctic Policies
India’s Syria Juggling Act
November 14, 2013
India’s Syria Juggling Act
An invitation to take part in Geneva-II talks may actually force India to choose sides.
India’s Syria Juggling Act
Pacific Power: The Politics of the US Military in SE Asia
November 13, 2013
Pacific Power: The Politics of the US Military in SE Asia
For the U.S. to sustain its presence in the Asia-Pacific, it will have to take local politics into account.
Pacific Power: The Politics of the US Military in SE Asia
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
November 13, 2013
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
Unanimous decision in favor of Cambodia’s claim to surrounding temple grounds.
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
Paradiplomacy: A New Way for Indian Foreign Policy?
November 10, 2013
Paradiplomacy: A New Way for Indian Foreign Policy?
Narendra Modi calls for a greater role for the states in India’s economic diplomacy. The idea has merit.
Paradiplomacy: A New Way for Indian Foreign Policy?
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
November 07, 2013
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
America has some substantial advantages over its nearest rivals, which won’t quickly be eroded by Washington dysfunction.
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
On Sino-Indian Border, Status-Quo Unacceptable
November 06, 2013
On Sino-Indian Border, Status-Quo Unacceptable
The recent Border Defense and Cooperation Agreement is less a breakthrough than a missed opportunity.
On Sino-Indian Border, Status-Quo Unacceptable
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
November 04, 2013
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
The future of America’s standing as a great power depends on the choices it makes in dealing with Iran.
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
China and North Korea: New Thinking, Old Policies
October 30, 2013
China and North Korea: New Thinking, Old Policies
With a tougher posture on recent provocations, have China’s policies on North Korea really changed?
China and North Korea: New Thinking, Old Policies
October 29, 2013
China’s Pivot West
China has begun “Marching Westwards” in Asia. The consequences could be huge.
China’s Pivot West
Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
October 29, 2013
Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
Canberra wants to conclude deals with three East Asian giants, starting with Korea. It faces some significant hurdles.
Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
Singh in China: High on Atmospherics, Low on Substance
October 28, 2013
Singh in China: High on Atmospherics, Low on Substance
Real progress may have been elusive during Indian PM Singh’s recent visit to China, but he was shown a good time.
Singh in China: High on Atmospherics, Low on Substance
U.S.-Japan-Australia: A Trilateral With Purpose?
October 25, 2013
U.S.-Japan-Australia: A Trilateral With Purpose?
The three countries have stepped up their rhetoric. Now they need to match that with action.
U.S.-Japan-Australia: A Trilateral With Purpose?
How the Chinese Bureaucracy Decides
October 23, 2013
How the Chinese Bureaucracy Decides
The recent toughening of Beijing’s policy on North Korea is a case study of how policy decisions get made within the Chinese government.
How the Chinese Bureaucracy Decides
Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea
October 21, 2013
Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea
Both countries see the disputed areas as vital interests, yet have taken divergent approaches in pressing their claims.
Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
October 18, 2013
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
The West should build goodwill and reduce mistrust, before imposing the demands of the Additional Protocol.
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
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