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The Dangers of Dynasties
December 11, 2009
The Dangers of Dynasties
A recent influx of young lawmakers to India’s parliament masks a lack of dynamism in an increasingly dynastic political system. Shreyasi Singh takes a look at the threat of politicians keeping it in the family, and discovers the drive for change is coming from a surprising source.
The Dangers of Dynasties
December 04, 2009
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The Diplomat speaks with Nina Hachigian, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and co-author of ‘The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise,’ about US president Barack Obama’s recent trip to China, Sino-India tensions and whether China is destined for great power status.
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
The History of Sino-India Tensions
Watchers of Asia’s two big rising powers are getting it wrong, says The Diplomat’s Madhav Nalapat. In focusing on economics and a border dispute, they are overlooking the biggest irritant to ties: a soft-spoken monk who was granted asylum in India 50 years ago.
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
The Diplomat speaks with Lawrence Prabhakar, Professor of Political Science at India’s Madras Christian College, about Manmohan Singh’s recent trip to Washington, Indo-US ties and China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean.
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
November 17, 2009
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
The offer to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of a position as an economic adviser to Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has inflamed relations between the two countries. The Diplomat contributor Luke Hunt travels to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Preah Vihear and finds out how Thaksin’s new role has upset the Thai monarchy and quietly amused Beijing.
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 16, 2009
An Interview with Howard Dean
The doyen of the Democratic Party discusses Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Obama and the GFC with Daniel Collings.
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 12, 2009
Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
October 28, 2009
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May brought an end to Sri Lanka’s civil war. But the conflict also shed light on a bitter geopolitical struggle taking place against the backdrop of the declining influence of the West and the emerging influence of India and China. Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe explores the implications of Sri Lanka’s evolving foreign policy.
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
September 28, 2009
Asia's Basket Case
Bangladesh has endured a turbulent past, and faces a far from settled future, argues Tanveer Ahmed.
Asia's Basket Case
September 23, 2009
Tehran Ignites
In June, Austin Mackell was in Iran for The Diplomat to get a sense of modern life inside the Islamic Republic.
Tehran Ignites
Tumours in Paradise
September 23, 2009
Tumours in Paradise
Evidence is increasing that more than 40 years of nuclear testing in the Pacific is having a horrific impact on the people of the region, with Solomon Islanders bearing the brunt, writes Susan Merrell.
Tumours in Paradise
September 23, 2009
High-Profile Political Prisoners
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
High-Profile Political Prisoners
September 23, 2009
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
The Burmese junta, already known as one of the cruellest regimes in the world, has been stepping up its oppression of political opponents. Phil Thornton reports from the Thai-Burma border, where he speaks with exiled politicians, army deserters, displaced villagers and former political prisoners.
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
September 09, 2009
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
The Diplomat’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
June 18, 2009
Technology and Diplomacy
It looks like any other diplomatic meeting. Seated on one side of the table is the President of the United States. Opposite him is the prime minister of a small African nation. The discussion centres on the African’s desire to accelerate the arrival of promised military aid in response to a rising coup attempt.
Technology and Diplomacy
June 18, 2009
China in Latin America
China’s growing influence on international affairs is nowhere more evident than in Latin America, a region pejoratively regarded as the ‘backyard’ of the United States.
China in Latin America
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