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China Overplays Taiwan Arms
June 21, 2010
China Overplays Taiwan Arms
China says arms sales to Taiwan are the cause of Sino-US defence tensions. But even if they stopped now, ties would be chilly.
China Overplays Taiwan Arms
Central Asia Security Vacuum
June 16, 2010
Central Asia Security Vacuum
The violence in Kyrgyzstan has revealed a worrying security vacuum in Central Asia. Is Russia biding its time to step in?
Central Asia Security Vacuum
Asia Confronts Drug Problem
June 14, 2010
Asia Confronts Drug Problem
The problem of narcotics flowing from Afghanistan to Europe is well-known. But the issue also has China and the SCO worried.
Asia Confronts Drug Problem
Afghans Wary of Peace Bid
June 09, 2010
Afghans Wary of Peace Bid
The Afghan peace jirga has broken up with no breakthrough. But should Karzai even be trying to reach out to the Taliban?
Afghans Wary of Peace Bid
Grappling With Nuclear Asia
June 07, 2010
Grappling With Nuclear Asia
The latest NPT review had interesting implications for Asia’s nuclear security. But securing binding agreements was tough.
Grappling With Nuclear Asia
What Next With North Korea?
June 06, 2010
What Next With North Korea?
And will Kim’s successors play his brinkmanship games? The Diplomat asks Asia analyst Adam Ward at the Shangri-la Dialogue.
What Next With North Korea?
Rudd Pacific Plan Lost at Sea?
June 02, 2010
Rudd Pacific Plan Lost at Sea?
The Australian prime minister’s vision of a Pacific community has been given a chilly Asian reception. Is it just bad timing?
Rudd Pacific Plan Lost at Sea?
May 28, 2010
India's Greatest Threat?
Brute force may not be enough to beat the Naxalites, David Axe reports. More focus on development might yield better results.
India's Greatest Threat?
May 27, 2010
China Won’t Rule The Skies
…anytime soon, says Loren Thompson. It’s a long way from having its own version of the F-22 fighter to challenge the US.
China Won’t Rule The Skies
Terrorism Down, But Not Out
May 25, 2010
Terrorism Down, But Not Out
Al-Qaeda is on the back foot, says Sunny Peter. But if the US eases up, other groups will soon step into its shoes.
Terrorism Down, But Not Out
China’s Troubling Iran Ties
May 24, 2010
China’s Troubling Iran Ties
Don’t expect a tough Chinese line on Iran’s nuclear efforts. Burgeoning trade will keep calls for harsher sanctions in check.
China’s Troubling Iran Ties
May 21, 2010
DPRK Hardliners Sink Talks?
As North Korea warns of war, Patrick Cronin asks if Pyongyang hardliners are trying to scupper their own country’s diplomacy.
DPRK Hardliners Sink Talks?
Reflections on the Tigers
May 21, 2010
Reflections on the Tigers
A year after the LTTE’s defeat, evidence shows criticism of Sri Lanka’s army is misplaced, says Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe.
Reflections on the Tigers
May 18, 2010
What the Iran Deal is Missing
Brazil and Turkey should be congratulated for their deal over Iran’s nuclear programme. But the agreement is no magic wand.
What the Iran Deal is Missing
May 17, 2010
What’s Happened to the SCO?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has kept a low profile during the Kyrgyzstan crisis. So what exactly is the group for?
What’s Happened to the SCO?
Iran Risking Multi-Front War
May 13, 2010
Iran Risking Multi-Front War
Pursuing nuclear weapons makes Iran less safe. It’s putting itself in the crosshairs of its neighbours, the US and al-Qaeda.
Iran Risking Multi-Front War
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