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China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
January 30, 2019
China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
Having officially laid out its Arctic policy last year, 2018 was an eventful year for China in the far North.
China’s Busy Year in the Arctic
Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
January 28, 2019
Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.
Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
Turkey’s Gülen Crackdown Comes to Cambodia
January 16, 2019
Turkey’s Gülen Crackdown Comes to Cambodia
One of Cambodia’s top international school systems has quietly changed hands amid the Gülen controversy.
Turkey’s Gülen Crackdown Comes to Cambodia
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
January 16, 2019
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
The Rohingyas' Plight: What Options Under International Law?
January 15, 2019
The Rohingyas' Plight: What Options Under International Law?
What role can the ICC and ICJ play in bringing justice for the Rohingyas' suffering?
The Rohingyas' Plight: What Options Under International Law?
India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit
January 14, 2019
India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit
India continues its investment in the Iranian port, but the project's success is far from guaranteed.
India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit
A Closer Look at South Korea’s Plan for Cooperation With Russia
January 09, 2019
A Closer Look at South Korea’s Plan for Cooperation With Russia
Exploring the viability of Moon Jae-in's Nine Bridges plan
A Closer Look at South Korea’s Plan for Cooperation With Russia
ARIA: Congress Makes Its Mark on US Asia Policy
January 08, 2019
ARIA: Congress Makes Its Mark on US Asia Policy
ARIA is a significant step toward a more engaged U.S. posture in Asia.
ARIA: Congress Makes Its Mark on US Asia Policy
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
January 01, 2019
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
US-China Tensions Enter a New Phase
December 24, 2018
US-China Tensions Enter a New Phase
Ceasefire or Escalation?
US-China Tensions Enter a New Phase
What Comes After US Hegemony?
December 19, 2018
What Comes After US Hegemony?
The Asia-Pacific region looks beyond the United States.
What Comes After US Hegemony?
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
December 13, 2018
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
U.S. coercive pressure on Iran works against Uzbekistan’s regional interests and the stability of Afghanistan.
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
December 03, 2018
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
What if Pyongyang is using nuclearization as a means to alter the terms of its relationship with China?
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
November 29, 2018
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
In Eastern Europe, the reality of China’s investment does not match the rhetoric. How about in the Caucasus?
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
Will China Return to Isolationism?
November 23, 2018
Will China Return to Isolationism?
China is at a turning point between returning to 1960s-era seclusion and keeping an open door.
Will China Return to Isolationism?
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
November 22, 2018
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
What does Russia have to offer Asia?
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
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