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US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
March 02, 2010
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
A US handover of wartime control of forces to its South Korean hosts has locals torn between sovereignty and security guarantees.
US Forces OK in ROK-for Now
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
February 26, 2010
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
The London conference on Afghanistan’s future was wishful thinking. For real stability, look to China, India, Russia–and Iran.
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
February 25, 2010
Climate Change = War?
Missed in the debate over climate change has been the strategic implications, says Rajeev Sharma. In Asia they could be catastrophic.
Climate Change = War?
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
February 24, 2010
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
Signs of a decaying North Korean regime are a reminder of allied failures, says Christian Whiton. Time to weaken it from within.
How to Weaken Kim’s Grip
Last Shot in Afghanistan
February 19, 2010
Last Shot in Afghanistan
The Diplomat speaks with Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, about the security situation in Afghanistan, talking with the Taliban and the prospects for stability once US-led forces withdraw.
Last Shot in Afghanistan
Japan-US ties in Question
February 17, 2010
Japan-US ties in Question
Described by many as the worst crisis in decades in Japan-US relations, the controversy surrounding the relocation of the US Futenma air base in Okinawa has left Japan’s Prime Minister with the choice of defying its most important ally or breaking a key election pledge. But as David McNeill reports, whatever the outcome, the debate has reinforced Okinawans’ disillusionment with power politics and government promises.
Japan-US ties in Question
Talking with the Taliban
February 15, 2010
Talking with the Taliban
As US-led forces engage in a major offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, commentators in Pakistan are still taking stock of the London conference and what it could mean for the role their country plays in their neighbour’s stability. Mustafa Qadri reports that many believe the road to such stability and security will inevitably run through Pakistan–and to the Taliban.
Talking with the Taliban
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
February 12, 2010
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
Don’t reflexively fear China’s growing naval prowess–there’s plenty of good it could end up doing, David Axe says.
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
February 05, 2010
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
If the London Conference on Afghanistan held last week demonstrated anything, it is that it’s only a matter of time until India loses whatever strategic leverage it previously enjoyed compared with Pakistan in the country.
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
China's Alarming, Puzzling, Missile Test
January 29, 2010
China's Alarming, Puzzling, Missile Test
On January 11, a large missile streaked upward from a test site in China. The missile rocketed beyond the atmosphere and struck another similar missile launched from a separate site. Later that day, the official Xinhua news agency announced a ‘test on ground-based midcourse missile interception technology.’
China's Alarming, Puzzling, Missile Test
January 22, 2010
India and Pakistan are Nuclear States-Time to Accept it
India and Pakistan should be officially recognized as nuclear states, argues South Asia analyst Luv Puri, who says doing so will ease tensions and reduce the risk of nuclear material falling into terrorist hands.
India and Pakistan are Nuclear States-Time to Accept it
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
January 19, 2010
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
Reports that Burma’s military junta has received assistance with constructing nuclear facilities from North Korea and Pakistan are causing a headache for Indian strategists, reports Rajeev Sharma.
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
January 15, 2010
The Battle for Waziristan
Pakistan’s military claims it is in control as it battles militants in South Waziristan. But a media blackout and a string of suicide bombings has raised questions about how decisive the offensive has really been, Ghulam Ghaus reports.
The Battle for Waziristan
An Interview With Haider Mullick
December 15, 2009
An Interview With Haider Mullick
The Diplomat speaks with South Asia analyst Haider Mullick about Pakistan’s counter-insurgency efforts, conspiracy theories and the prospects for stability in Afghanistan.
An Interview With Haider Mullick
Trust is a Two-Way Street
November 25, 2009
Trust is a Two-Way Street
Trust is a Two-Way Street
November 09, 2009
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Diplomat speaks with Pakistani commentator Ahmed Quraishi about the country’s current military offensive in Waziristan, relations with the US and what America should do to improve its image in Pakistan.
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
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