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November 20, 2012

Now The Hard Part Begins: The China Challenge

Xi Jinping has taken the reins of the Communist Party. With multiple domestic and international challenges mounting, there is much to be done.

November 20, 2012

An Extraordinary Moment: Obama Makes History in Burma

The Diplomat’s Steve Finch reports from Burma on President Barack Obama’s historic visit. Will reforms press forward?

November 20, 2012

Averting a Civil War in Afghanistan

The challenge: Incorporating the Taliban into the future of Afghanistan without sacrificing the rights of Afghans, especially women. Can it be done?

November 16, 2012

China's New Leadership: Unveiled

After months of endless speculation, China’s new leaders have been declared. The Diplomat presents a look at the men who will guide China.

November 16, 2012

America's "Rebalance"...Towards Southeast Asia

While an upcoming visit underscores Washington’s commitment to the region, consistency is the key.

November 13, 2012

Change in Beijing, Change in Tibet?

With self-immolations continuing, Tibet has become a major challenge for the incoming Chinese leadership. Could changes at the top mean changes for Tibet?

November 11, 2012

The Information Age:N. Korean Style

The “Hermit Kingdom” has slowly embraced cell phones and cyberspace – on its own terms. Those expecting that technology will lead to a “Pyongyang Spring” will be disappointed.

November 09, 2012

The Judge, the General, and Pakistan’s Evolving Balance of Power

In various ways, in both public and private, Pakistan’s elites are delineating the distribution of power.

November 08, 2012

Thanks Climate Change: Sea-Level Rise Could End South China Sea Spat

Overlapping claims to islands and reefs in the South China Sea have increased tensions. They may all soon be rendered obsolete.

November 07, 2012

How Asia Sees America's Election: Three Views From the Asia-Pacific

Today Americans go to the polls to elect their next president. The Diplomat presents three different views from China, Australia and S. Korea.

October 30, 2012

Forget Europe: Is the Real Debt Crisis in Japan?

While the world worries about Greece and Spain, Japan also has its share of debt problems. Are financial markets missing the real problem?

October 29, 2012

Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World

“There is a point at which non-interference becomes complicity in mass murder.”

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