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Superpower Denied? Why China's 'Rise' May Have Already Peaked
August 09, 2012
Superpower Denied? Why China's 'Rise' May Have Already Peaked
How a toxic mix of economic, demographic, environmental, political, and international challenges could end China’s ascent.
Superpower Denied? Why China's 'Rise' May Have Already Peaked
China’s Central Asia Balancing Act
August 06, 2012
China’s Central Asia Balancing Act
Sino-Turkmen energy cooperation gives Beijing greater maneuverability in navigating the treacherous geopolitics of the region.
China’s Central Asia Balancing Act
How Darkness Sheds Light: India’s Democratic Dysfunction
August 04, 2012
How Darkness Sheds Light: India’s Democratic Dysfunction
India’s recent power problems highlight a lack of infrastructure development, failed political leadership, and an unwillingness to act.
How Darkness Sheds Light: India’s Democratic Dysfunction
Washington’s Civilian Shortcomings in Pakistan
August 02, 2012
Washington’s Civilian Shortcomings in Pakistan
America’s long-term development partnership with Pakistan warrants a serious new effort to set it back on course.
Washington’s Civilian Shortcomings in Pakistan
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
August 01, 2012
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
While nations like Japan pour money into development aid, Beijing has largely stayed on the sidelines.
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
What China Learned from the Soviet Union's Fall
July 27, 2012
What China Learned from the Soviet Union's Fall
Why the process of assessing blame for the collapse of the USSR is still a hot topic in Beijing
What China Learned from the Soviet Union's Fall
The Interview: Joseph S. Nye
July 26, 2012
The Interview: Joseph S. Nye
Will China change its stance on Syria or in the South China Sea? What is the future of cyberwarfare? Can America’s shift to the Pacific find success?
The Interview: Joseph S. Nye
Burma: Open for Business?
July 26, 2012
Burma: Open for Business?
Burma is opening its economy to the outside world for the first time in decades. While many see sizable profits, there are still hurdles that investors must consider.
Burma: Open for Business?
China’s Coercive Economic Diplomacy
July 25, 2012
China’s Coercive Economic Diplomacy
Chinese willingness to use economic leverage to settle international disputes in its favor is a worrisome trend.
China’s Coercive Economic Diplomacy
Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz
July 24, 2012
Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran would have much to lose in closing the strait. If Tehran’s economic security is endangered, it might choose a ‘measured’ response.
Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
July 24, 2012
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
Recent events – like those in Syria – show increasing coordination among some of the world’s most dangerous states.
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
July 17, 2012
America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
With a watchful eye towards China, the nations of Southeast Asia seem receptive to America’s charms, Luke Hunt reports.
America’s ‘Rebalance’ Finds its Footing
Why Making China ‘The Boogeyman’ Won’t Work
July 17, 2012
Why Making China ‘The Boogeyman’ Won’t Work
U.S. lawmakers advocated burning the U.S. Olympic team’s Chinese-made uniforms. Minxin Pei separates political grandstanding from hard reality.
Why Making China ‘The Boogeyman’ Won’t Work
The 'Great Game' 2.0
July 11, 2012
The 'Great Game' 2.0
Russia’s plan to use regional organizations as levers in Central Asia has some flaws, argues Richard Weitz.
The 'Great Game' 2.0
After Olympus, Can Japan Inc Reform?
July 05, 2012
After Olympus, Can Japan Inc Reform?
Corporate Japan has been rocked in recent months with a spate of major scandals, writes Anthony Fensom. Will it be enough to trigger meaningful reforms?
After Olympus, Can Japan Inc Reform?
Why U.S. Must Get Over Renminbi
June 22, 2012
Why U.S. Must Get Over Renminbi
U.S. politicians are tempted to blame Chinese currency manipulation for the country’s economic woes. But doing so is unhelpful.
Why U.S. Must Get Over Renminbi
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