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Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
November 21, 2013
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
Moscow seeks to combine pragmatism with maximum leverage, at least until Iran achieves a détente with the West.
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
India’s ASEAN Defense Sales Effort
November 20, 2013
India’s ASEAN Defense Sales Effort
India is stepping up its defense sales presence in Southeast Asia, an outgrowth of its Look East policy.
India’s ASEAN Defense Sales Effort
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of China on the UNHRC
November 15, 2013
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of China on the UNHRC
China celebrates its membership of the UN Human Rights Council. Elsewhere, reactions are mixed.
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of China on the UNHRC
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?
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