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How China is Weaker Than it Looks
October 12, 2010
How China is Weaker Than it Looks
China could yet become a superpower. But a surging economy can’t mask social strains that only political reform can address.
How China is Weaker Than it Looks
Love Thy Neighbour?
October 06, 2010
Love Thy Neighbour?
Malaysia and Indonesia have a shared history dating back centuries. But decades after independence they still can’t get along.
Love Thy Neighbour?
Iran Eyes Closer Pakistan Ties
October 04, 2010
Iran Eyes Closer Pakistan Ties
A $100 million donation to flood-stricken Pakistan underscores the strategic importance Iran sees in courting its neighbour.
Iran Eyes Closer Pakistan Ties
What China Needs to Learn
October 01, 2010
What China Needs to Learn
Japan wasn’t blameless in the recent spat. But Beijing must understand that great powers sometimes need to show restraint.
What China Needs to Learn
North Korea's Celebrations Amiss
September 27, 2010
North Korea's Celebrations Amiss
Kim Jong-un looks set to replace his father as North Korea’s leader. But what does another Kim mean for its people?
North Korea's Celebrations Amiss
Australia Leadership Battle On
September 27, 2010
Australia Leadership Battle On
With an extended office stay for Prime Minister Gillard uncertain, willpower may end up determining long-term leadership of the nation.
Australia Leadership Battle On
When Two Ayatollahs Kiss
September 21, 2010
When Two Ayatollahs Kiss
Was there more to the kiss between Mesbah Yazdi and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani than just the usual Iranian niceties?
When Two Ayatollahs Kiss
The Remilitarization of Beijing
September 21, 2010
The Remilitarization of Beijing
Is the PLA taking over Beijing? Hawkish officers are increasingly seeing their views become China’s policy, says Gordon Chang.
The Remilitarization of Beijing
Afghan Parliamentary Elections
September 16, 2010
Afghan Parliamentary Elections
Nine years after 9/11, frustration and uncertainty prevail in Afghanistan, as the country prepares for its parliamentary elections on Saturday. Karlos Zurutuza reports.
Afghan Parliamentary Elections
Does India Want Stable Pakistan?
September 14, 2010
Does India Want Stable Pakistan?
Indian policymakers are again discussing if a stable Pakistan is a good thing. Pakistan’s internal politics hold the key.
Does India Want Stable Pakistan?
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
September 10, 2010
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
The hostage crisis has left Philippines President Benigno Aquino with some awkward choices, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino.
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
September 08, 2010
Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
More than two weeks after election day, Australia finally elects its first female prime minister. But it’s a tough road ahead.
Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
Iran's Next President?
September 03, 2010
Iran's Next President?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks to be grooming long-time ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashai to succeed him. But does he have the authority?
Iran's Next President?
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
August 27, 2010
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
By running to become Democratic Party of Japan leader, Ichiro Ozawa risks tearing the country’s ruling party apart.
Japan’s Political Grim Reaper
Will India’s Military Revolt?
August 25, 2010
Will India’s Military Revolt?
Dispirited by a government that seems soft on the intifada in Kashmir, Madhav Nalapat says trouble is brewing in the military.
Will India’s Military Revolt?
How to Fix US-India Ties
August 20, 2010
How to Fix US-India Ties
The honeymoon between the US and India seems to be over. But there’s plenty that both sides can do to get things back on track.
How to Fix US-India Ties
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